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Submitted by Heather Bilyeu


  • 6 oz bag spinach
  • ½ lb bacon (reserve grease)
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 Tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 5 hard-boiled eggs, diced
  • Bacon grease (6–8 Tbsp)
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or honey
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place skillet over medium-low heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter or oil. Thinly slice onion and add to pan. Saute 20 minutes, slowly caramelizing the onion. 

Cut bacon into bits directly into a second skillet. Cook on medium about 10 minutes until crispy. With a slotted spoon, remove cooked bacon to plate lined with paper towels to cool. Reserve grease for dressing. 

Cook and prep hard-boiled eggs, using the method you prefer. 

For dressing, place 6–8 tablespoons bacon grease into skillet over medium-low heat. Add vinegar, sugar or honey, and mustard and whisk to thoroughly combine. Add a pinch of salt and freshly cracked black pepper. 

To assemble, place spinach into large glass bowl. Add bacon, caramelized onions and eggs. Pour hot dressing over top. Toss with tongs to combine. Season with freshly cracked black pepper and salt; serve immediately while hot. Serves 6. 

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