Jerky Jam! With fried bacon, caramelized onions, maple syrup, brown sugar, and balsamic! AMAZING!
I participated in Mom Blog Tour Sweets & Snacks Expo (#MomBlogTourFF) on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Coleman Steak Snacks to facilitate my post, but my opinion and creative content are my own.
I have a confession to make. I have never tried jerky until a few months ago. It’s true. I never had it. I had some pre-conceived ideas about what jerky was and how it tasted. And I was totally wrong.
My first experience with jerky was trying Coleman Steak Snacks. If you are looking for the best steak snacks out there, you have to try Coleman (my favorite is the sweet teriyaki). Once I tried these steak snacks, I threw out my pre-conceived notions about jerky and started to think about how I could actually incorporate it more.
My first thought was to treat the steak snacks like bacon. Coleman’s Steak Snacks have almost the same consistency as cooked bacon and I knew I could turn it into a tasty treat. You know the saying, go big or go home!
One of my favorite things to do with bacon (aside from just eating it right out of the oven) is bacon jam. And I knew Coleman Steak Snacks would be a great substitute. And so jerky jam was born!
While the recipe is a little involved, it’s totally worth it! The smells and flavors that will be coming out of your kitchen will be amazing. Once everything is cooked, you simply throw it into your food processor and you have a flavorful jerky jam ready.
- 2 bags of Coleman Steak Snacks Original, diced
- 2 cups onions, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- ¼ cup brewed coffee
- ½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- ½ Tbsp fresh sage, chopped
- 1 baguette, sliced on a bias
- 2 apples, julienned
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- ⅛ tsp Chinese five spice
- To make the jerky jam, add diced Coleman Steak Snacks and diced onion in a medium-size skillet over medium heat. Cook until onions are translucent and slightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for two more minutes. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and coffee to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a simmer and reduce for about 10–15 minutes, until it becomes syrupy. Finally, stir in the Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and sage. Remove the pan from the heat and bring to room temperature. Process the cooled mixture in a food processor until there are small chunks and it's a spreadable consistency.
- To make the apple slaw, toss all ingredients in a small bowl. Use immediately.
- Spread about one tablespoon of the jerky jam on each slice of baguette. Top the jerky jam with a generous pinch of the apple slaw and serve.
Coleman Steak Snacks
Coleman Steak Snacks are 100% natural, crafted from US-raised beef. With no artificial additives or high fructose corn syrup, they are low in fat, high in protein, gluten free, and contain no additional nitrates. Each bite is infused with the perfect blend of seasonings, then slowly cooked, ensuring their steak snacks are the most tender and flavorful available.
Check out more #MomBlogTourFF recipes featuring Coleman Steak Snacks:
- Val’s Cheesy Steak Snack
- Candy’s Beef and Cheddar Nacho Dip
- Kylee’s Cracked Pepper Steak Baked Beans
- Alyssa’s Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni & Cheese
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