Spinach and bacon dip
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Spinach and bacon dip

this is a really easy dip which has really great flavor. can be made in very little time. its a great party food.

Nirmala Prem

Ingredients

10-serving
  1. 2 Cups spinach frozen chopped
  2. 1 onion , finely chopped
  3. 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  4. 1/4 Teaspoon cumin powder
  5. 1/4 Teaspoon red chilli flakes
  6. 6 strips bacon
  7. 2 Cups cream cheese
  8. 1 Cup sour cream
  9. 1/4 Cup monterey jack
  10. 1/4 Cup cheddar cheese sharp
  11. 1/8 Cup cheese queso
  12. 1/8 Cup asadero cheese
  13. 2 Tablespoons butter
  14. salt
  15. black pepper

Method

25 mins
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    Thaw the frozen chopped spinach, and drain well by squeezing the water out with your hands. set aside.

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    Grate the four cheeses finely, and place together in a bowl.

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    In a non-stick skillet, cook the rashers of bacon till crisp and done. remove from the skillet onto paper towels, reserving the pan drippings.

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    When the bacon has cooled sufficiently, crumble it into small bits. set aside.

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    In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

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    Add the garlic and red chilli flakes and sautee for about a minute, till the garlic is just translucent.

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    Add the onion cumin powder, mix well. cook till the onion is translucent.

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    Add the spinach and sautee it well. add some salt at this stage just to season the spinach.

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    Add the crumbled bacon and stir it well to incorporate.

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    Add the cream cheese and break it up with your spatula. mix it well.

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    Add the sour cream, and mix well.

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    When the mixture just starts to bubble, add the grated cheese blend and mix it thoroughly to incorporate.

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    Check for seasoning at this stage. add salt and pepper as required.

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    Take it off the heat, and let it cool slightly.

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    Transfer it to a serving dish and serve as an accompaniment to tortilla chips.

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