I’m a dipper, what can I say.

I’ve always been that person who loves to dip my food into something.  Anything really, as long as I have a dip.

With a burger it is usually ketchup with tobasco sauce.  With tortilla chips it’s salsa.  When I eat salad I like my dressing on the side so that I can dip my fork.  My favorite is to order a hand-carved sandwich from Harry’s Hoffbrau (in San Leandro), take it apart and dip my buttered roll, yes I went there, into their delicious blue cheese dressing.  What do I do with the meat you ask?  Oh, I dip that into mayonnaise.

So on Super Bowl Sunday I didn’t want to cook.  It was just the two of us.  I came across this Dorito’s Dip on Pinterest and had to give it a try.  And I am so glad I did.  It was so good that I wanted to share a picture (though probably not the most appealing, I’m working on that) and the recipe for all of my lovely friends and family to enjoy too.

DORITO’S DIP (courtesy of Pinterest)Doritos Dip

1 – 8 ounce brick cream cheese, sofetned (it needs to be really soft)
1 – 8 ounce container sour cream
1 – 4 ounce can ortega green chilis
1/3 cup bacon bits (the real ones are the best)
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (I used 1/2 tsp.)

Combine all ingredients together and let chill for at least three hours before serving.  I had it with the classic red bag doritos, but the pinner said this also goes well with the cool ranch flavor.  I also tried it with regular tortilla chips and even spread it on a corn tortilla – it’s very versitle.  I don’t think the chilis add enough spice so I topped mine with hot sauce, but you don’t have to.  Next time I might use the hot chilis instead and see what that does.

You will be so happy you tried this dip.  It’s not unusual enough for people to turn their nose up at it, but it’s better that the traditional french onion or dill dips that we always seem to serve in our house.

Enjoy and if you do try the recipe please let me know how you liked it and what tweaks, if any, you made.


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