This bacon jalapeno dip. THIS DIP. It will be your downfall. It’s like the dip that launched a thousand ships…and then sank them because the people ate it and got too fat for the ships. So if you need to launch and then sink a thousand ships, do it by making this dip. But maybe double the recipe.
My derby friend Chicken brings this places, which is how she gets invited to parties. (Just kidding. We really like her and that’s how!) It originally comes from Taste of Home, but I like to think that I betterfied it with fresh jalapeños. Chicken has her own way of prepping it, so try it at your house and see what additions make it work for you. I want to try whipping the cream cheese and sour cream to get the consistency a little lighter—it’s a bit on the heavy side.If you have little wee babies or wear contacts, you might want to wear gloves when you de-seed the jalapeños. I always think I’ll be careful enough to keep my hands off the seeds and innards and just let the spoon and knife do all the work, but that never happens. These little pieces of jalapeño and the corn add a great crunch to the consistency of the dip. And the corn has just the right amount of sweetness to balance out that salty bacon.
- 1 package cream cheese, softened
- 8 oz (1 cup) sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can corn, drained and dried
- 1 package bacon, cooked and drained
- 2-3 jalapenos, diced
- dash of hot seasoning *because bacon is so salty, use one without salt
- Cook and drain bacon, set aside to cool. Stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream. Add in the diced garlic and jalapenos, then the drained corn. Chop or tear the bacon into small strips and stir into the dip. Add spice to taste---with the salty bacon, you may even omit. Chill for at least an hour and serve with chips, crackers, or raw veggies.
Do you have any favorite dips? Let me know in the comments! Then try this one out to see if you agree that it’s the dip that launched a thousand ships.
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