Skillet Bacon Jam Review Plus Some Fun Recipes!!

What is skillet bacon jam? you ask.  Here’s the definition from

 What is bacon jam? Well, we take a big bunch of really, really good bacon and render it down…add a bunch of spices, onions, etc. and let it simmer for about 6 hours, give it a quick puree, blast chill it…take a left turn, and end up in pure bacon heaven.


I was lucky enough to receive a sample of skillet bacon jam to try for this review.

skillet bacon jam reviewSkillet Bacon Jam is shelf stable and can be eaten right out of the jar (if you go for that sort of thing).  I did try a small spoonful of it and it reminded me of barbecued pork. Yummy!!

I made two recipes with the Skillet Bacon Jam.  Here they are with critiques from my taste testers (Bud and his friends):

Bacon Cream Cheese Spread


1 part Skillet Bacon Jam

2 parts cream cheese


Combine the ingredients, then microwave for about 20 seconds on 80% power.  Spread on your favorite cracker.


“Sweet”, “a sweet explosion in my mouth” and “not bad.”  8 out of 10 spice jars

Skillet Bacon Jam Cracker PIzzas


Skillet Bacon Jam

shredded cheese



Spread one tablespoon of Skillet Bacon Jam per cracker, then top with a sprinkling of shredded cheese.  Broil on low for 3-5 minutes.  Serve immediately.


This was the runaway favorite – “so good”, “I like this one the best,” and “can I have another”. 9.5 out of 10 spice jars!!

Personally, I think they were both good, but the bacon cream cheese spread is a lot more rich.  So it’s up to you.

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Chickpea Stew

chickpea stewChickpeas, or garbanzo beans are one of those foods you either love or you hate.  Art calls them “garbage beans”.  I, however, am a huge fan of the little legume.  Following is one of my favorite recipes for chickpeas, adapted from

Recipe: Chickpea Stew

Summary: A hearty, easy vegetarian stew


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium potato, cut into 1/2″ cubes
  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (canned or cooked)
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese


  1. Saute’ potato cubes in olive oil medium heat, until cooked through.
  2. Add tomatoes and chickpeas and cook until everything is well-heated.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 1

Calories: 408

Fat: 10 gms

Protein: 23 gms

chickpea stew recipeEnjoy!!