I was browsing Pinterest the other day and saw a photo for a BLT Dip. What the?? Oh yes. I clicked on it and skimmed the ingredients but it was a hot baked dip and this time of year I prefer dips cool or room temp. It gets too hot to eat hot food in the summer. I thought about that dip for the last couple days and knew I had to make one.
I bought a pound of bacon this morning and cooked it in the oven until crisp. And just because I was curious I weighed it after cooking. 5.2 oz. I knew bacon cooked down a lot but that was ridiculous. It was only slight cheaper per pound then buying real bacon crumbles and so much more work. This was the cheapest bacon found at Walmart (Jonestown brand for $2.50 a lb) and Walmart also sells real crumbled bacon for $8 a lb. a 9 oz bag is $4.99.
I also wonder if you get more bacon when you cook better brands. Costco has nice thick cut bacon for about $3.50 a pound. I’m going to buy it next time I’m there and cook and weigh that to see the difference.
I think in the future I’m going to save myself the effort and just use the cooked bacon crumbles in recipes. I really can’t tell the difference in casseroles, salads, soups, and dips.
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1 lb of bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped (or 5 oz of bacon crumbles)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried minced garlic
1/2 tsp smoked paprika (or regular, but the smoked compliments the bacon nicely)
pinch of salt
1 cup chopped lettuce
1 cup chopped tomato (squeeze out the juice after chopping)
fresh veggies to dip
Combine 1/3 of the bacon with the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, cheddar, and seasonings. Mix in a deep dish pie plate. Sprinkle on the lettuce, tomato, and the rest of the bacon. Serve with fresh veggies to dip.
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- 1 lb of bacon, cooked until crisp and chopped (or 5 oz of bacon crumbles)
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (or regular, but the smoked compliments the bacon nicely)
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup chopped lettuce
- 1 cup chopped tomato (squeeze out the juice after chopping)
- fresh veggies to dip
- Combine 1/3 of the bacon with the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, cheddar, and seasonings. Mix in a deep dish pie plate. Sprinkle on the lettuce, tomato, and the rest of the bacon. Serve with fresh veggies to dip.