KATHERINE JOHNS / THE TWO KATES
1 pound bacon, sliced in 1" pieces
1 large onion, diced
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup maple syrup (the real deal)
1/4 cup brewed coffee
1/4 cup bourbon
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
*Prep bacon and fry until golden brown. Drain reserving 1-2 Tbsp of fat. Set
*In saute pan, saute onion in reserved bacon grease until translucent. Stir in
brown sugar. Cook a couple of minutes until onion and sugar begin to
*Add garlic, liquids, & paprika. Stir well and allow to simmer, stirring
occasionally until reduced by half. This will take approx. 45 minutes to an
*Pour mixture and bacon in food processor and blend.
*Ready to serve! Enjoy as a spread on toast or biscuit, as an appetizer over
cream cheese and crackers, or as condiment on grilled sandwiches/ burgers.
*Keeps in refrigerator up to a month, but I bet it won't last that long.