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Sweet And Sour Spinach

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  Fresh spinach/Frozen chopped spinach 20 Ounce (2 Packages, 10 Ounces Each)
  Bacon slices 4 , cut into 1 inch strips
  All purpose flour 1 Tablespoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cider vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon

1. Trim the fresh spinach of coarse stems and blemished leaves, and wash it.
2. Place the spinach into a large (6- or 7-quart) pot with just the water that clings to the leaves, and cook, covered, for 5 minutes, or until it is just limp. If you are using frozen spinach, cook, according to package directions. Drain the cooked spinach well and press out as much liquid as you can. Put the spinach into a serving bowl and set in a keep-warm (250°F) oven.
3. While the spinach is cooking, cook the bacon in a 10-inch skillet over moderately high heat until crisp—about 5 minutes. Drain on paper toweling, set aside, and pour out all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon drippings. Blend the flour into the remaining drippings.
4. Mix together the water, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Add the mixture slowly to the bacon drippings and flour, blending until smooth and thick. Pour the sauce over the spinach. Serve with the bacon crumbled on top.

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 262 Calories from Fat 47

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.6%

Saturated Fat 1.5 g7.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 6.9 mg2.3%

Sodium 1063.6 mg44.3%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.4%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52.2%

Sugars 10.1 g

Protein 20 g39.3%

Vitamin A 1063.3% Vitamin C 265.7%

Calcium 57% Iron 90.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sweet And Sour Spinach Recipe