Instant Pot Bacon Jam

Well guys, finally, the Instant Pot bacon jam recipe is here. I was scrolling through my drafts a couple of weeks ago and found this gem that I could have sworn I shared, but I guess not! I. love. this. bacon. jam.

I put this on all kinds of things. I love it on a grilled cheese. Smeared on a croissant with gruyere, ham and tomato. On a baked potato. Cream cheese, obviously. Burgers, obviously, like the Alabama Bacon Jammer! Stuffed in a pork tenderloin. Toss some in a veggie soup (that really takes it to another level!). I mean, the sky is the limit – but let me tell ya: It’s potent. I mean, between the espresso and the chipotle in adobo and bacon…a little goes a long way!

Because a little goes a long way, I find myself with some sitting around in the fridge. But I will tell you that it freezes like a champ. I like to freeze them in those big silicone whiskey ice cube trays and just pop them out into a freezer bag, or flatted out in a zip top bag and break off what you want.


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Bacon Jam


  • 1 pound bacon, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped medium
  • 5 garlic cloves, smashed with the back of a knife
  • ½ cup real maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Turn on the saute setting. Don't wait for it to get hot, just add the bacon and onions. Saute until the bacon has browned and onions are translucent.

  2. Add the smashed garlic and continue to cook for another 1-2 minutes. If you have a lot of bacon grease left, remove what you can.

  3. Add in all the remaining ingredients. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. NATURALLY release the pressure fully.

  4. Using an immersion blender, blend the mixture until you like the consistency. I enjoy it a bit more chunky, but you do you!

    If you find it to be thin, just give it a minute. Once it cools, it comes together quite nicely.

  5. Enjoy!

Bacon Jam - Instant Pot

5 thoughts on “Bacon Jam – Instant Pot”

  1. This would be great for adding to our Jam exchange we do yearly. Something different. MAybe too expensive to make but I would like to try it.

    1. Oh Barb, my goodness has bacon gotten expensive! Not sure if you have access, but Sam’s or Costco has some pretty reasonable bacon prices.

    1. I haven’t tried it that way, but my suggestion is to cook it on the stove low heat, stirring often, for about 35, 40 minutes. Still use your immersion blender at the end and let cool. Again, I haven’t tried it, but that’s what I would do.

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