Copycat Bennigan’s Hot Bacon Dressing

Lately, I’ve been all about salads!  I have always loved Hot Bacon Dressing and even though its not the healthiest dressing for your salad, it sure does taste good.

2 ounce bacon drippings
1/4 pound red onion, diced fine
2 cups water
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce (optional)

Place the bacon grease in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and saute until the onions start to blacken.
At the same time, in a mixing bowl place the water, honey and red wine vinegar. Using a 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.

Add the water, vinegar, pepper, honey and cornstarch to the mustard and onions and mix. Continue stirring until mix thickens and comes to a boil. Remove from heat and store in refrigerator until needed.

**To reheat, use a double boiler.

The Tabasco sauce is optional and can be added at the end for a little extra kick!

One thought on “Copycat Bennigan’s Hot Bacon Dressing

  1. Vic says:

    Great recipe. My Grnadmother made one like this for Endive Salad. The only difference…it had an egg in it. Anyone have one like that?

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