This recipe is based off of one from Giada De Laurentis. As the holiday season is upon us, having a good dip to take to parties is essential. I switched it up a little bit, added some garlic and liquid smoke. Turned out pretty good according to my coworkers. Enjoy!
Smokey Bacon Onion Dip
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 8 oz bacon, diced small
- 1 large sweet onion, diced small
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
- 1 package chives (usually .66 oz), finely diced.
- 6-8 cloves of garlic, minced finely
- 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
In a medium sized skillet on medium heat, sauté the bacon with olive oil until brown and crispy. About 8 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the bacon and put it on a plate lined with paper towels to catch the excess oil.
Add the onions to the skillet with the salt and sauté in the oil/bacon fat. About 15 minutes or until soft and caramelized. Don’t leave it unattended as it can burn. You’ll want to stir it occasionally. About 1/2 through add in the garlic. Allow the bacon and onion mixture to cool. Combine in a medium bowl with the yogurt, chives, and liquid smoke. Put in a container and allow to chill for at least 1 hour, longer is better. Serve with crackers, chips or vegies.