German Spinach Salad With Hot Bacon Dressing

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Mama Cee Jay

This is a traditional German Mennonite recipe from my family in Ohio.

Top Review by Bonnie G 2

This is one great salad. The only change I made was to cut the serving in half as there's only 2 of us and we BOTH loved it. It reminded me of a salad my Mom used to make for us when I was little and she'd forgotten how it was done. The tangy-sweet hot dressing made for a wonderful compliment to the salad and it was easy to prepare. Thanks for a recipe we'll be keeping in our rotation from now on.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare bacon and reserve 4 Tbl of bacon fat for dressing. Combine bacon fat and flour in medium saucepan and heat over medium low heat until mixture is nutty brown. Slowly add water and whisk until thickened and smooth. Add sugar and vinegar and combine. Keep dressing warm until ready to serve.
  2. In large bowl, place spinach, bacon, onion and eggs. Pour warm dressing over salad and serve immediately. (Be careful to only use enough dressing as needed. You can refrigerate the leftover dressing for another meal.).

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