Thursday, September 27, 2012

Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip

Pinterest has become my new addiction.  I might not drink any more but I Pin... A lot.  I have the Pinterest app on my iPad, my Kindle and I constantly check it throughout the day.  Funny quotes, cute pictures, clothes I can't live without and my favorite... recipes!!   I found this one several months ago and we tried it out on Labor Day weekend.  It was a hit.  It was all I ate the whole day.  I never touched the pulled pork!  It was so good that I made a whole batch just for my sweet man and I one weekend.  He had it for dinner like 3 nights in a row.   It's that good.  We tried it with little bruschetta type bread but decided that overpowered it.  We like it with plain tortilla chips.  Scoops are the best!  All that meaty, cheesy goodness.   I added mushrooms the second time around but I honestly think I liked it just like it is written here.  I promise you will not be disappointed!

Bacon Double Cheese Burger Dip


Servings: makes 8+ servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients
• 1 pound ground beef
• 12 strips bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
• 1 large onion, diced
• 2 cloves garlic, chopped
• 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
• 1 cup sour cream
• 1 cup mayonnaise
• 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
• 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
• 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• 4 tablespoon ketchup

Directions
1. Cook the ground beef in a pan over medium heat, set it aside and drain the grease from the pan.
2. Cook the bacon in the pan until crispy, about 6-10 minutes, set aside and drain all but a tablespoon of the grease.  (Honestly, I left ALL the grease!)  And the longer cooked, the better.  That carmelized flavor really gives it an extra special shot of delcious!
3. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
4. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
5. Mix the ground beef, bacon, onions and garlic, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella, cheddar, Worcestershire sauce and ketchup and pour it into a baking dish.
6. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until the top starts turning a light golden brown and then sides are bubbling, about 20-30 minutes.

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