Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe


Hot Bacon Dressing is a classic for warm potato salad or wilted green salads, especially spinach salads.  Also try this Hot Bacon Dressing on steamed vegetables, such as fresh cooked green beans or asparagus, as well!

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Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe:
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Bacon Dressing Recipe
Servings: 2 1/2 cups
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 cups (2 medium) onions, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons bacon drippings (reserved from frying the bacon)
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulate sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  1. In a heavy skillet, fry the bacon over moderate heat until crisp; place on paper towels to drain and cool.  Crumble the bacon and set aside.

  2. Drain the bacon drippings from the skillet, reserving 6 tablespoons.  Add the 6 tablespoons of bacon drippings back to the skillet and heat over moderate heat.  Add the onions and fry until tender but not brown.  Add cider vinegar, sugar, salt, black pepper, dry mustard, and parsley. Bring just to a boil and then remove from heat.

  3. Either use the dressing while it is still hot or reheat if needed.

  4. Makes approximately 2 1/2 cups.

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