Small Batch Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip is perfect for a small get together with friends or a date night in watching movies! It’s a dip that won’t let you down, because of two great ingredients: caramelized onions and, of course, bacon!
My thoughts about this small batch caramelized onion bacon dip?
A must-have for any small get together before dinner.
Great late afternoon movie snack.
Perfect with chips and vegetables.
My new favorite burger condiment.
And above all else, easily doubled (or even tripled) for football games – or any other sporting event! Because let’s be realistic, the Super Bowl is just an excuse to eat foods we may not make on a regular basis.
What’s special about this small batch caramelized onion bacon dip?
It’s small batch, so even if you are not hosting or bringing a dish to a Super Bowl party, you can make yourself (and your significant other or roommate… or you know, just yourself) a smaller portion for the night without a large amount of leftovers. But even if you do have leftovers, it’s great for lunch as a dip or spread on a sandwich.
It has bacon, so you really cannot go wrong.
Oh! And you caramelize the onions in bacon fat!
Tips and tricks for this small batch onion bacon dip?
I like cooking the bacon strips whole and then chopping them up afterward. I find it is easier to drain the bacon grease from full strips instead of little pieces.
Make sure to place the caramelized bacon fat onions on some paper towel before mixing them in the dip in order to remove any excess fat. Excess fat is not a problem if you are eating it right away, but if the dip gets stored in the fridge the fat will become sold making it more difficult to eat as a dip. Don’t worry if you forget, a little 30-second ride in the microwave will solve this!
Hope you enjoy!
- 5 to 6 200g slices of bacon
- 3 to 4 1.5lbs. medium onions, sliced
- 1 500ml tub of sour cream
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1 tsp. cayenne pepper optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until just crispy, about 8 minutes.
Remove bacon from the skillet onto a paper towel.
Add the sliced onions to the skillet containing the bacon fat and cook until brown and caramelized, about 30 to 40 minutes. Make sure to stir often.
As the onions are caramelizing, chop the bacon into small pieces.
When the onions have caramelized, remove from the skillet onto a paper towel to remove any excess grease and allow to cool off for 5 minutes.
Mix the sour cream, bacon, onions, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper (optional) together in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
To make sure the onions really caramelize nicely, cut them in thin slices from pole to pole. This will allow them to lose their shape more and be able to blend into the dip nicely.
It's a small batch recipe but can serve 4 to 6 people as a small kitchen appetizer as you are getting a meal together or having a cocktail.
Keeps well in an airtight container for about a week after it's made. Great as a little dip with vegetables for lunch or as a sandwich/burger spread.
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