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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. 
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
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 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: 5.7% | Calcium: 1.7% | Iron: 2.7%
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