Bacon Jam Steak Recipe
Bacon jam is a savory delicacy that is trending right now. Its rapid rise in popularity is due to its smoky, savory flavor and crispy, jammy consistency. Bacon jam shows up in countless recipes as a topping on fast food burgers and gourmet confections alike.
This delicious condiment comes in several varieties, from the traditional Classic Uncured Bacon Jam to the sophisticated kick of Sweet Chili Bacon Jam and the sweet heat of Honey Habanero Bacon Jam.
Bacon jam pairs well with a virtually unlimited number of dishes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, party platters, and even desserts all get a boost from the addition of this delectable condiment.
As we all know, nothing pairs better with bacon than beef. The combination of a juicy, well-seasoned steak and the crispy, savory bacon flavor is impossible to beat.
Below is a recipe for a bacon-jam topped steak that is certain to make your dining table your favorite spot on the planet.
- 3 tablespoons Classic Bacon Jam (for extra bite, feel free to substitute Sweet Chili Bacon Jam or Honey Habanero Bacon Jam)
- 12-ounce sirloin steaks (you can substitute the steak cut of your choice)
- 1 tablespoon garlic salt
- 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 shallot
- ½ ounce of butter
- 1 tablespoon of water
- Salt and pepper to taste
Chop up the shallot into small pieces.
Cut open the lemon and squeeze some juice onto both sides of the steaks.
Sprinkle garlic salt on both sides of the steaks.
Salt and pepper both sides of the steak to taste.
Pour the olive oil into a medium non-stick pan and place it on medium heat.
Once the olive oil is hot, put the shallot pieces into the pan.
Once the shallots start to sizzle, drop the steaks into the pan.
Allow the steaks to cook for between four and six minutes on each side. Make sure the steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Remove the steaks from the pan and place them on a plate.
Place the pan back on medium heat and add the butter to the pan.
When the butter has melted, spoon in the Classic Uncured Bacon Jam.
Add a tablespoon of water and stir.
Bring the mixture to a simmer, then remove from heat.
Spoon the bacon jam mixture over the steaks and serve.
- Make sure that the internal temperature of the steaks reaches a minimum of 145 degrees. The FDA recommends this temperature to ensure the safety of the meat.
- For extra flavor, marinate the steaks in seasonings and lemon juice for two to three hours before cooking.
- These steaks are incredibly delicious when served with baked potatoes and a green veggie like broccoli or steamed kale. Top the baked potatoes with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and bacon jam.
You simply can’t go wrong with the combination of a tender, juicy steak topped with mouth-watering bacon jam. Serve these delectable steaks next time you want to impress your dinner guests or celebrate a momentous occasion.