I had such a blast creating a recipe pairing for Diet Coke®Feisty Cherry. They have new designs now available at Kroger as well as a few additional new flavors like ginger lime, zesty blood orange, and twisted mango!

I always have Diet Coke laying around the house because it's what my brother drinks every time he comes over. And if I don't have any, we would make sure to grab some before he's here.

The bacon jam recipe is really simple. It's also extremely easy to change it up to your preference as you see fit. 

I used:

  • 1 package of bacon
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup of medium brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon (or so) of balsamic reduction

Make sure to have all the prep work done so you don't have to rush. The steps are few so no stress if you don't have time to do so. I diced my bacon to little strips as it was still semi frozen. The onion is diced, but size doesn't need to be perfect. I sliced a tomato to use for my sliders.

Bacon is dropped into a cold pan and warmed up on medium heat.

Stir occasionally to make sure it's evenly browned.

With a little patience, the beauty foam will appear. When this happens let it go for 30 seconds to a minute. At this point, it will start getting really crispy, realllllyyy fast.

Remove the bacon and drain the fat. Drop in the onions and season with salt and pepper.

1/4 of brown sugar is dropped in when onions start turning translucent. 

Stir occasionally with love and care.

3rd drop. Bacon. IN.

I like it chunky. Stir a little more with balsamic reduction. Set aside. Optional to add herbs and spices like cayenne and thyme. 

form mini sliders. season with salt and peppa.

Enjoy with a freezing cold can of  Diet Coke®Feisty Cherry.