Guest blogger, Joe is behind the blog MMMGOBLUBBQ, a blog that features backyard BBQ and tailgate recipes with some love for his Michigan sports teams.
I can officially utter the words “This is my JAM” and not get laughed at by my friends. This is my new addiction and I’ll gladly attend meetings if needed. This jam is that good. It has a little bit of everything that I like. Bacon…CHECK. Beer…CHECK. BBQ Sauce…CHECK. What else do we really need? Perhaps the best thing about this jam is how versatile it is. You can put it on a biscuit, eggs, waffle as well as burgers, bratwurst and chicken sandwiches. This would be fantastic on a grilled cheese. Imagine some gooey Havarti Cheese mingling with warm bacon jam. My mouth is watering already. When you add some Stubb’s Bar-B-Q seasoning along with a few TBS of Stubb’s Sweet Heat Bar-B-Q Sauce, you have the perfect combination and all is right in the BBQ world.
This can be made in a cast iron pot or on the grill. You can make things even easier and prepare the bacon in the oven. I like to make large batches and give them away to friends around the holidays. Bacon Jam under the tree? Yes please! Bacon Jam for Valentine’s Day? Of course! Bacon Jam Turkey sandwich in late November? Sign me up.
Feel free to add some cayenne pepper and elevate the heat a few notches. This has sweetness, some salty goodness and a little heat that all works great together. You can store this in an airtight container (in the fridge) for up to 4 weeks. I think mine made it almost 4 hours, so a larger batch may be needed to test out that timeframe. Welcome to my BACON addiction. We will get thru this together. Stubbs Style!