Do you need a healthy side dish that still tastes great? Bacon makes everything better, especially salad! This hot bacon salad dressing is a delicious recipe that’s been in our family for years! #saladdressing
Homemade Salad Dressing with Bacon
Homemade salad dressing is worth the time and energy when it has bacon in it! We know we need to eat more spinach and this is the perfect dressing for fresh spinach. This Hot Bacon Salad Dressing recipe s great for a family meal or a potluck. My mom got the recipe from my grandma’s friend many years ago.
Do Farmers Eat the Meat They Raise?
One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “Do you eat the meat from your farm?”
The short answer is, “Of course we do!”
The longer answer is we eat meat from getting our animals butchered as well as buying meat at the grocery store. Bacon is a great example of why the combination of meat sources is so important. I’ve eaten bacon from a variety of local butchers and smokehouses. Smaller local processors don’t usually have the ability to make a pound of thinly sliced hickory smoked bacon, two pounds of thick sliced maple bacon and the variety that we enjoy. I’ve also had the opportunity to tour two very large bacon processing plants in Ohio. There may not be a better aroma than walking by a smokehouse full of pork bellies!
We know that bacon in the grocery stores likely came from a local farmer here in the United States. Both of our parents raise more pigs than our families can eat, so we are supporting our own families when we buy meat at the grocery. We like having all of the options that are offered and we especially like bacon!
Here are a few more of our favorite recipes with bacon that we hope you enjoy as much as we do!
Printable Hot Bacon Salad Dressing Recipe
Hot Bacon Salad Dressing
- 1 pound fresh spinach we prefer baby spinach
- 1/4 pound bacon
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- pinch pepper
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 can canned beef broth
- Wash and trim spinach if necessary. Allow to dry.
- Saute bacon in skillet until crisp. Drain on paper towel, crumble and set aside.
- Saute onion in bacon drippings until soft. Stir in vinegars, salt, pepper and sugar.
- Blend cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of the broth in a small cup. Add to mixture in the skillet. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
- Pour over spinach, toss well. Sprinkle with remaining bacon!
Shared on Weekend Potluck