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#MeatMonday: Jerky jam

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Yield: 1 ½ cups


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 ounces jerky, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup coffee
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pour oil into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup hot water, coffee, vinegar, maple syrup, sugar, Sriracha, and pepper. 
  3. Pour the mixture into the saucepan along with the jerky; bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer jam to a food processor and pulse for 2 to 3 seconds.
  6. Use immediately or let cool completely and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.