Dove season has officially opened here in the Lone Star State, which also means that we're within 30 days of deer season kicking off! Though it's been a busy few weeks of getting everything ready to roll for deer season, I've also spent some time drafting up some new quick and easy recipes to bring along to deer camp this season.
Sometimes, a big ol' juicy burger(and a beverage of your choice) just seems like the right call after a long afternoon hunt. If you want to take your deer season burger to the next level, I highly suggest making a batch of this awesome bacon jam and spooning a healthy heap on top of your next burger!
Bacon, Bourbon & Onion Jam
Yields: 2 cups
Time: 1 hour
1 lb thick cut bacon
2 Large Sweet Onions, rough chopped
1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 cup Maple Syrup
1/3 cup Bourbon
1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook the bacon in a skillet on low heat to render the fat. The key is to NOT have crispy bacon! Once cooked, remove and set aside. Drain half of the bacon grease from the skillet. add the onion and cook on low/medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently until soft. Season with salt and pepper. Once onions are cooked (will reduce to about 1/2 of the original amount), add the maple syrup, balsamic and brown sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Chop the bacon into small pieces and return to the pan. Take the skillet off of the heat and add the bourbon. Stir in the bourbon and return to the heat. Let the ingredients reduce for another 5-10 minutes. Let cool and load up your burger with boozy, bacon jam!
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