I don't often revisit recipes on this blog (i.e. I never do), but in this case I think I've simplified this dish enough to warrant a re-post. The original recipe called for more pans and more work (read: dishes -- I am sure the magazine people have lots of minions to do their dishes, which I don't, so as a consequence fewer dishes is better).
So ends the bacon and onion saga -- and my arteries! Peace, people!