warm (Paleo) bacon dressing

warm (Paleo) bacon dressing

Serves lots!
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Dietary Gluten Free, Paleo
Meal type Condiment


  • 4 slices thick, nitrate free bacon, chopped
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, sent through press
  • 2 c. water
  • 1 tsp. organic chicken boullion
  • 1/2 c. coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c. vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. arrowroot starch mixed into 1/4 c. water
  • 1/4 tsp. dill
  • 1 tsp. ground pepper
  • salt to taste


I got this recipe from my grandpa's cookbook when I visited him a few weeks ago, and I tweaked it a little to be Paleo. The dressing is GREAT on spinach salad, but would also be good served gravy-style over meats.


1. In a saucepan, brown bacon until crispy and drain off the fat.
2. Add onion & garlic and cook until onion is translucent.
3. Add coconut sugar, water, vinegar & boullion; bring to a rolling boil and boil 5-10 minutes.
4. Slowly add the arrowroot/water mixture, stirring constantly until it has all been added (if you don't stir while you add this, you could get lumps).
5. Again bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, and boil for 10 minutes.
6. Add salt, pepper & dill and cook another 5 minutes.
7. Remove from heat and serve warm over a spinach salad. This makes about 1 quart of dresing, so store covered in the refrigerator--may be stored 2-3 weeks. Warm before using if it has been refrigerated.