Sweet and Sour Spinach with Bacon

This recipe adds a sweet and sour element and a touch of cream to the already delicious flavor combo of spinach and bacon. It’s a versatile side dish that can be served with all sorts of entrees, including roast chicken, grilled steak or pan-seared pork chops.

Sweet and Sour Spinach with Bacon

Sweet and Sour Spinach with Bacon

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This versatile side dish combines spinach, crispy bacon, apple cider vinegar, sugar and a touch of cream.

Ingredients

  • 1 package, 20-ounce frozen chopped spinach
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a large pan, fry the bacon until nicely crisped, drain on paper towels and set aside. Pour off the fat and add the spinach to the pan.
  • Cook the spinach over medium heat, stirring frequently, until all of the liquid has evaporated, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the apple cider vinegar and sugar and cook until the sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the butter and heavy cream. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the butter has melted and the cream is blended into the spinach, 2 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Transfer to a serving bowl.
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