If you go to festivals in the Pittsburgh area, often there will be a booth selling little packets of herbs for dip making. They’ll have numerous dips set out in front of the booth, with little pretzels so you can taste them. Recently, I bought three packets, one of which was Bacon-Onion dip: Joe’s the favorite at the taste testing. It was just as good at home, but there was some consternation when I pointed out there was no bacon in it. The brown bits were flavored soy protein. In any case, I was inspired to try my hand at a home recipe, and first time out of the gate the recipe below was judged to be superior to the festival packet.
You’ll note there is Bragg’s Amino Acids in it, because of the rich umami flavors. This can be found at Kroger, and probably most other grocery stores. But, of course, you can always rely on Amazon:
1 cup light sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
3 rounded Tablespoons Hormel “Real Crumbled Bacon” (I always have a Sam’s sack of these in the refrigerator)
3 Tablespoons dried diced onion
1 Tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos
Mix and refrigerate for an hour.