Caramelized Onion Bacon Dip

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon, caramelized onion, dip
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Sarah
If you have a party or office potluck coming up, then this is definitely a dish you want to consider. What’s even better is that this dip is perfect to make ahead because it actually tastes better the next day.


  • 6 Slices Bacon Reserve 2 Tablespoons Bacon Fat
  • 1 Pound of Onions About 3 Medium Chopped
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 ¼ Cup Sour Cream
  • ½ Cup Mayo
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt


  1. Start by cutting the bacon into strips and put it in a medium size pan on medium high heat. Cook until crispy about 5-7 minutes. Then remove the cooked bacon and put it in a small bowl and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat and set aside.
  2. Chop up all the onions. (See note) Add the reserved bacon fat to a medium pan on high heat. Add the chopped onions and ½ teaspoon of salt cook for 5 minutes to start sweating the onions.
  3. Add ¼ cup of the chicken broth to the pan and lower the heat to medium low and cook until the stock evaporates about 5-7 minutes. Add the sugar and cook for 2-3 minutes until the sugar dissolves. Add another ¼ cup of stock and cook until evaporates about 5-7 minutes. Add the remaining stock continue to cook for another 15-20 minutes until the onions are a deep golden brown color. Stir occasionally to prevent the onions from burning.
  4. Once the onions are cooked spread them on a baking sheet lined with foil to allow them to cool.
  5. In a medium bowl mix the sour cream, mayo and the other ½ teaspoon salt. Add the cooled onions and half of the bacon mix until combined. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (See note)
  6. Sprinkle the top of the dip with the remaining bacon pieces and enjoy!

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