Wilted Spinach With Bacon

Preparing Spinach Salad
Making Wilted Spinach Salad. Johner Images/Johner Images/Getty Images
    15 mins
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A warm sweet-sour bacon dressing gives this spinach salad wonderful flavor as it wilts the leaves.

The crumbled bacon and red onion give it even more flavor and crunch.

What You'll Need

  • 2 quarts young spinach leaves, stems removed, washed
  • 2 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons finely chopped red onion

How to Make It

  1. Put spinach in a large serving bowl, tearing large leaves.
  2. In a saucepan, fry bacon until crisp, remove with slotted spoon; sprinkle over the spinach.
  3. To bacon drippings add flour; stirring until blended.
  4. Add sugar, vinegar, and salt. Cook, stirring until thickened.
  5. Pour over spinach and add onion. Toss gently.

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