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Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 14 mins
Yield Makes about 1 1/2 cups
Skip the bottled stuff and whip up a batch of this indulgent bacon vinaigrette.  Minced shallots, garlic, brown sugar, orange juice, balsamic vinegar, and coarse grained mustard give it a delightfully sweet-and-tangy flavor.  

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon slices
  • 4 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons orange juice
  • 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons coarse grained mustard
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make It

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Crumble bacon, and reserve for another use.

  2. Cook shallots and garlic in hot drippings over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes or until tender. Add brown sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved.

  3. Process garlic mixture, orange juice, and next 4 ingredients in a blender until combined.