Bennigan’s Hot Bacon Dressing

Hot bacon dressing is a real treat.  If you have never had Hot bacon dressing you have been missing out on something incredible.  You can make this recipe up easily at home, and enjoy this salad anytime. While there may not be many Bennigan’s around anymore, you can have a salad that tastes just like theirs.

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Bennigan’s Hot Bacon Dressing

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Bennigan’s Hot Bacon Dressing – goes so well over fresh baby spinach and other greens.

Make Bennigan's Hot Bacon dressing at home. 
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot bacon salad dressing, Salad Dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 282kcal


  • 2 ounces bacon grease
  • 1/4 pound  finely diced red onion
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco


  • Using the insides of the red onion, finely diced, 1/4 pound., Place the bacon grease in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until the onions start to blacken. While the onions are caramelizing, in a mixing bowl place the water, honey, and red wine vinegar. Using a wire whisk, mix the ingredients well. Add the cornstarch and whisk well. After the onions have caramelized, add the 
  • Dijon mustard to the onions and stir together with a rubber spatula. Add the water, vinegar, pepper, honey, and cornstarch to the mustard and onions and mix. Continue stirring until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat and store in the refrigerator until needed. Makes 1 quart. Note: To reheat use a double boiler. I put Tabasco on the ingredient list if you like it. In different parts of the country, Bennigan's omits this ingredient.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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