Save Recipe Print
BLT - Braised Bacon, Collards and Tomato Jam
Total:
2 hr
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
2 hr
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Braised Bacon:
Collards:
Tomato Jam:

Directions

For the bacon: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the bacon, stock and mirepoix to an oven-safe pan, cover with foil and roast for 90 minutes. Then remove the bacon from the stock and allow to cool. Once cooled, portion into 4 portions and hold until re-cooking.

For the collards: Add the stock, apple juice, bacon, onions, Cajun spice and collards to a stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until simmering. Then reduce the heat to low and cook until the greens are softened and the liquid has reduced to 2 cups, about 1 hour. After cooking, remove from the heat and hold warm.

For the tomato jam: During the collard process, in a small saucepot over medium heat, add the tomatoes, onions, horseradish, thyme, salt, cayenne, curry, white pepper and turmeric, and allow to cook for 75 minutes, stirring during the process. Once cooked, keep warm and tighten with a slurry if needed.

Once all three items are cooked, on an oven-safe pan, add the braised bacon pieces, top with tomato jam and heat under the broiler lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Once browned, portion the collards in a centered pile in a bowl, then top with the relish-broiled bacon and serve.

Best of Food Network 4 Videos

Get the Recipe

Crown Roast Ribs 01:03

This budget-friendly crown roast will impress your holiday guests.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Braised Lamb Shanks

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Bacon-Herb Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Baked Ziti

Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Tuscan Tomato and Bread Soup - Pappa al Pomodoro

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Pizzette with Gorgonzola, Tomato and Basil

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chicken in Creamy Tomato Curry: Chicken Tikka Masala

Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeira

Browse Reviews By Keyword