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Adobo Ranch Bacon Dip

Are you celebrating the end of election season? I know, me too. Back to the days of dish soap, tampon and Mickey D’s commercials. I almost miss that little jingle…

In other, more important and non-political news (woot) – does anyone else have a difficult time summoning a response from their significant other than one word Tim Taylor-esque grunts or simplistic and droll “yeah, it’s good.” when trying to determine if they are enjoying whatever consumable is shoved in their pie hole?

Me, too! All I can do is stare straight ahead, hand on my hip, with a over caffeinated twitchy eye and eye brow raised into my hair line and an “AAaaannnddd?” rolling off my tongue, as I look for a word or two of a more definitive description. Just give me something, man man man!

And this time – ohhh I got a reaction alright. Ben and Huck both sat perched on the edge of the kitchen, waiting and drooling. Moving through the house with dip and chip bag in tow was like walking through the house with no lights on, expecting to bump into Ben or Huck, and trip on a lego and Huck’s favorite razor sharp Nyla bone – so much fun. I’m convinced they were both trying to herd me into objects so they could steal the dip and run away… children.

But I figured if Ben was going to take after Huck and follow me around like a puppy, he might as well work for his dip – so I had him dip a chip while I took a few photos. Worked out well for both of us.

This dip couldn’t be more simple – it really feels like cheating. Ben loved the smokey adobo, I loved the BACON! Duh.

Football food at its finest. Really, anytime food. Foot ball, post-election feelings eating, whatever floats your boat. Just do it.

Or if you’re feeling all healthy and well, a good person, try swapping out half of the sour cream for some 0% Plain Chobani. No fat, extra protein, all those feel good, tasty cultures – it’s a win for you and your jeans. And five bucks says your hunny won’t even know… I dare you.

Adobo Ranch Bacon Dip

Yield: 2 cups

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

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16 oz Sour Cream, or 8 oz Sour Cream and 8 oz Plain Chobani Yogurt
1 package Ranch Dip Seasoning Mix
3-4 Adobo Peppers, minced
5 slices Bacon, cooked and chopped


In a medium bowl, whisk together sour cream (or 8 ounces sour cream and 8 ounces Plain Chobani Greek Yogurt), with 1 packet Ranch Dip Seasoning Mix.

Fry bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels. When cool, chop into small pieces. Stir into sour cream/ranch dip.

Remove three or four adobo peppers from can, and mince into small pieces. Scrape peppers, seeds and sauce into sour cream/ranch mixture. Stir all ingredients together.

Eat immediately or place in fridge for a couple of hours to allow flavors to meld together.

Megan Pence-Keno, original recipe.


28 Responses to “Adobo Ranch Bacon Dip”

  1. #
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama — November 7, 2012 @ 4:53 am

    I want bowls and bowls of this dip!

    As for the significant others… Steve is the same exact way. “Yeah it’s good” Annnnnd, Good like blog worthy good? A shoulder shrug and another “it’s good”… I now rate recipes by if he gets 2nds or 3rds….

  2. #
    Mackenzie @SusieFreakingHomemaker — November 7, 2012 @ 5:16 am

    Swoon – bacon and chipotle peppers!? YES!!

  3. #
    Abby — November 7, 2012 @ 6:30 am

    Challenge accepted, gotta make this with the greek yogurt! But first things first…I’d totally pick all the bacon topping off first and eat it… shrugs… 🙂

  4. #
    Julia {The Roasted Root} — November 7, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    Awesome recipe! I’ll definiely be making it with Greek yogurt – all the more reason to go to town on this recipe because you’re getting healthful probiotics, too, right?? Definitely a great way to celebrate the end of the election. And with an ice cold beer? Perfecto!

  5. #
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — November 7, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    I want this dip as a facial. No, seriously. Slather it on me!

  6. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — November 7, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    I totally want to shove this dip in my face! GAH! Looks sooooo good!

  7. #
    Linda | The Urban Mrs — November 7, 2012 @ 9:28 am

    This is one of the things that I won’t share with. Sorry peeps, this is all mine! Looks soooo delicious and I just can’t stop thinking about it. Will you stare at me with twitchy eyes and hand on the hip, too? 🙂

  8. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 7, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    OMG Jason is the same way! I slave and slave and slave and make him all this food and he says, “It’s good!” And I’m just waiting for something more. Like what’s good? What stands out? What doesn’t stand out? How’s the texture? Does it need more seasoning?

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who goes through this!

    Now this dip – UH YES PLEASE! I seriously want to swim in that!

  9. #
    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks — November 7, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

    Dusty is the same way! To find out he feels about the recipe I have to ask him, “So would you like me to make this again or not?!?” And if he says “make it again” I know I have succeeded! Men.
    I want this dip in my life soon!

  10. #
    Claire — November 7, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Oh my word I am now CRAVING this dip!!! And that breakfast rueben! What?!? Can’t wait to try it. Found you over at Simply Scratch! Hope you can stop by soon! 🙂
    – Claire

  11. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — November 7, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    I am thinking of all the things to dunk into this devine dip.

  12. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — November 7, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    seriously so creamy and delicious. i could drink the thing with a straw!! guys say the same damn thing all the time. “it’s really good”…i’m looking for more excitement here!!

  13. #
    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — November 7, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    This looks amaaazing! Chipotles in adobo are one of my favorite ingredients. I adore that smoky flavor!

  14. #
    Villy @ For the love of Feeding — November 8, 2012 @ 1:33 am

    Well, it’s even worse if they don’t say anything and you need to read it in their face while they are eating!
    I want a spoon for that!

  15. #
    Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk — November 8, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    I’d like to dive right into that dip…right now…for breakfast. Breakfast of Champions, right? Who doesn’t love a creamy and delicious dip?

  16. #
    Kathryn — November 8, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

    Haha, I know exactly what you mean about those kind of conversations. It drives me mad! I might present my boyfriend with a bowl of this and see what kind of reaction I get 😉

  17. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — November 8, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    I love this! Adobo, chipotle, bacon, pretty much anything smokey and I’m in. Perfect for football watchin’

  18. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — November 9, 2012 @ 8:38 am

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked hubs to expand on the non-committal grunt he gives me, to which he almost always replies, “It’s great,” and I respond, “You’re worthless.”
    Oh, but I WILL be making this dip. Rest assured of that.

  19. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — November 9, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    oh my sweet baby rays. I would spoon this into my mouth.

  20. #
    Jeanna — January 23, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    Hi, Did you use otiginal ranch dip mix or the Fiesta ranch? I apologize if you already answered this question for someone else. Thanks!

  21. #
    Jeanna — January 23, 2013 @ 5:31 pm

    Original, not otiginal 🙂

  22. #
    Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama — February 3, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    This dip sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    I also wanted to let you know that I featured you on my blog today!

  23. #
    Cassie — April 9, 2013 @ 6:34 am

    I’m going to be making this next week! But what kind of chip or cracker do you suggest pairing it with?

    I was thinking of looking around for bagel chips…


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