Here is a simple recipe and instructions to make a delicious broccoli salad with real bacon bits. I hope you enjoy!
Main Items needed:
- 1 lb bacon
- 6 heads of broccoli
- 1 large onion
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 cups Mayonnaise/Miracle Whip ( depends on preference)
- 3/4 of sugar
- 1 1/2 tbls Red Wine Vinegar
- Large Bowl
- Medium Bowl
****Note: Depending on the size of the heads of broccoli you may need to use more Sugar, Mayo, and vinegar during the last steps.
Step 1: Preparing the Bacon
First you will want to wash your hands, since you will be using them to mix the items. Then begin by cutting your bacon into small pieces, about 1/2 inch wide. This helps when frying, so that you will have crumbs when it is done.
Put the bacon on the burner and start frying it. Make sure you don't set the heat to high and move one to the next step. Just keep an eye on the bacon.
Step 2: Prepping the Broccoli
Start this step by rinsing the broccoli off. Slice off the stalk so you just have the florets. Break or cut the florets into pieces, and place in the bowl.
Step 3: Bacon Again
Your bacon should be done. Take the bacon out and place on a paper towel lined plate. Use additional paper towel or napkins and press. You want to remove as much grease as you can. Place the bacon to the side for a moment.
Step 4: The Onion
Peel your onion and cut in half score each half in about a 1/4 inch grid. Start slicing the onion, your scores will create small pieces. Once you are done slicing and dicing, scrap the onion into the bowl of broccoli. Mix the broccoli and onion together with your hands.
Step 5: The Bacon and Cheddar
Next grab your plate of bacon bits and shredded cheddar and start mixing into the bowl. You can mix them in together or separate.
Step 6: Sugar, Mayo, and Vinegar Mix
In this step start by dumping your 1/2 cup of sugar into the 2nd bowl. Mix in the 1 1/2 cups of mayo/miracle whip with the sugar. To finish off the mixture add the 1 1/2 tablespoons(or eyeball it) of red wine vinegar. Stir/whip the three ingredients together well.
Step 7: Adding Mix to the Broccoli
Start pouring the mix over the bowl of broccoli, bacon, and cheese. Mix everything together until it seems that all the broccoli is covered. Once you are done mixing, cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
Step 8: Final Step Before Eating
Let the salad sit for about 3-4 hours in the refrigerator. When you pull it back out uncover and stir to see if there is enough of the mayo, sugar, and vinegar mixture. If there is not enough make additional mixture of 1 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tbls of red wine vinegar to mix in until you think it is good, since it is more or less by preference.
Step 9: Time to Enjoy
Now you can either serve now or cover until dinner.
The salad lasts 3-4 days in the fridge.
I hope you enjoy the salad and this instructable.