Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha.
I absolutely love being a recipe developer. It’s a lot of fun coming up with new dishes and finding ways to improve or mix up old ones. However, constantly making new things means I rarely get to enjoy things I’ve already made.
It’s a good thing all my initial recipes here on TCS have HORRIBLE photos. Horrible photos mean I need to take better photos, but the only way I can take better photos is by making the recipes again. This is a win-win in my book. I get to revisit some delicious items, and you all get a better idea of what the dish actually looks like. A situation much like the one I wrote about below happened again, facilitating my ability to remake this simple and easy Sautéed Spinach dish.
I am not the best meal planner. I am more a open-the-fridge-figure-it-out type cook. Sure, I come across recipes that I want to try, buy the ingredients needed, but more often than not, I just buy things to create into dishes. That is exactly what happened with this delicious spinach dish.
Sunday is my favorite day to go to the market. Especially for meat. One of my local market’s seems to have great meat choices on “Manager’s Special” every Sunday. With the budget I have for food, meat on sale is a must. This past Sunday, several bags of greens were on “Manager’s Special” as well, so I grabbed two bags of baby spinach. Let’s face it, we all need more “green” in our lives.
When it came time to make dinner, I rummaged in the fridge and the pantry to see what available to go with my spinach. Saw some mushrooms, bacon, a lemon, knew I had onions, and voilà, side dish handled!
Sautéed Spinach ~ Quick and easy side dish of bacon, mushrooms, onions, and spinach, ready in minutes and can be given a kick with Sriracha. Print
- 1 tbsp . olive oil
- 1 tbsp . butter
- 1/2 onion , thinly sliced
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 2 cloves grated/minced garlic
- 4 pieces crumbled cooked bacon
- 2 bags of baby spinach , cleaned
- Salt and Pepper
- Squeeze of fresh lemon
- 1/2 tsp Sriracha (optional)
Heat a sauté pan, add oil and butter, sauté the onions, once softened, about 5 minutes, add mushrooms and cook for about 3 minutes more.
Add the Sriracha if using.
Add in the garlic.
Lower heat to low, add in spinach and the bacon, mix well.
Salt, pepper, and a squeeze of juice from 1/4 a lemon.
Remove from heat and serve.
If you don't have pre-cooked bacon handy, Cut and cook the bacon first and add in the onions after 3-4 minutes of cooking.
Here’s an original photo: