Sweet Onion and Bacon Dip
This may be the South's best answer to French Onion Dip, and in the spirit of Super Bowl festivities, this dip can be made and thrown into the fridge a day early before being served to a crowd of hungry game watchers. Onions are caramelized in the rich fat that renders from thick-cut bacon and the sweetness of the onions is enhanced with balsamic vinegar. Since both the bacon and the bacon fat are used in this recipe, it's essential to rely on a trustworthy brand that takes extra care in preparing delicious bacon—we've found that Wright Brand bacon is second to none for the task. To the rich smokiness of the bacon, smoked paprika adds an extra layer of depth to the dip, and fresh chives are incorporated to lend a hint of fresh onion flavor to compliment the mellow taste of caramelized onion. Chewy pieces of bacon are suspended throughout and pack a savory salty punch that's perfect with the tangy creaminess of the rest of the dip. It takes a little time to make but believe us when we say that people will be talking about this dip for many Super Bowls to come.