Saturday, February 3, 2018

Bacon, Bourbon and Mushroom Dip

"This Bacon, Bourbon Mushroom Dip is peppery and cheesy and slightly sweet with the flavor of bourbon, the saltiness of bacon and the meaty taste of mushrooms!"

This Bacon, Bourbon Mushroom Dip is peppery and cheesy and slightly sweet with the flavor of bourbon, the saltiness of bacon and the meaty taste of mushrooms!

I just made a manly dip but it's not just for men. I know because I ate a lot of it..and I'm not a man. I just think of it as manly because Manservant ate a lot of it too. He said it was quite addicting. He said he was too full for dinner, but then he ate a lot of dinner too. There aren't to many things that say manly more than bourbon. Or bacon. And what man doesn't have a steak topped with mushrooms? Well, I don't know any but I suppose you are out there.

Dip to me spells Super Bowl. Get it? One needs a super bowl to hold the dips. At least in my opinion. Super Bowl is for dips and least for folks like me. I don't know an end zone from a fumble to an offsides to holding...except for maybe holding a chip. Zoe's excited this year though because she lives in Philly and people that live in Philly are so excited they've already danced in the streets.

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But back to mushrooms. This week I found myself with a lot of mushrooms. I can't even remember what I planned to do with them. But I promise you they weren't in the fridge to make this dip. But then they became the dip because they needed a home...which Manservant was very happy about. Not many things smell better than frying bacon. And after that... mushrooms fried in bacon. From there it's just a matter of cooling the mushrooms and getting out the food processor.

Besides cream cheese, sour cream and a touch of mayo, I added pepper. Lots of black pepper. And then the bourbon. After all bourbon goes great with pepper and bacon. And of course, mushrooms. Throw in some truffle oil, or not, but it does bring out the flavor of the mushrooms. Which is good for focus if you don't want to focus on THE Super Bowl-unless of course we are talking about the bowl with the dip.

I'm rooting for Philly. Here in Denver we have a thing about the size of footballs, but I try to stay out of the technical stuff and just keep my head buried in the the winning bowl!

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CopyCat Logan's Roadhouse Fried Mushrooms
Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms
Burnt Honey Bourbon Sour

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Yield: About 1 1/2 c

Bacon, Bourbon and Mushroom Dip

prep time: 20 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 35 mins
This Bacon, Bourbon Mushroom Dip is peppery and cheesy and slightly sweet with the flavor of bourbon, the saltiness of bacon and the meaty taste of mushrooms!


  • 3 thick slices of bacon
  • 18 ozs of fresh mushrooms sliced thin. (I used criminis and shitakes.)
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 c diced onion
  • 1/2 to 3/4 t freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 T butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 c sour cream
  • 2 T mayonnaise
  • 1 -2 T bourbon
  • 1 t truffle oil
  • 1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
  • More black pepper to taste.
  • Green Scallions to Garnish
  • Your favorite dippers!


  1. Chop bacon and add to frying pan. Cook over medium to  medium high heat until pieces are crisp. Remove and set aside.
  2. Pour out bacon grease and reserve. Add mushrooms in an almost single layer. Cook on medium high heat until browned on bottom. Flip mushrooms over and cook until golden on the other side. You want all liquid from the mushrooms to evaporate. Add more bacon grease if they start to stick to pan. 
  3. When mushrooms are golden, add garlic and onions. Cook until onions are a bit soft, but I prefer them to have some bite. Stir in pepper and butter.
  4. Set aside and let cool. Reserve 1/2 c mushrooms.
  5. In a food processor with the steel blade add cream cheese, sour cream mayonnaise, bourbon and Worcestershire. Blend well until combined and fluffy.
  6. Add in larger portion of mushrooms and using the pulsing speed combine into dip. You don't want to completely pulverize the mushrooms. Add in truffle oil and more pepper if desired.
  7. After mixture is combined, stir in remaining mushrooms and bacon BUT leave a few for garnish. This can be kept overnight and flavors actually get better however there is no need to wait!
  8. Garnish with remaining mushrooms and a bit of bacon. Sprinkle with scallions and drizzle on a bit more truffle oil if you want along with a few more grinds of black pepper.
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  1. Now THIS is a SUPER dip! As you know I am cheering for Philly too. I hope Zoe has fun with the spirited Eagles fans. Hoping for a big win tomorrow!

  2. Yup, bacon and bourbon and we men are happy campers. Heck, I'd be happy with just the bacon. Or the bourbon. :-) Add mushrooms? Heaven! This looks terrific -- this alone would be dinner for us. With maybe a bourbon nightcap.

  3. Just hand me a spoon over, Abbe. This dip looks seriously delicious!

  4. Yeah, all of Indy is cheering against the Patriots, errr....I mean FOR Philly. This is one fabulous dip---mushrooms belong at every event, especially with bacon!!!

  5. I just don’t even like the smell of bourbon. Definitely not a man! But it would be great without bourbon, right?!!

  6. I'll be cheering for the Eagles along with your daughter! After all, they beat the Vikings who are the Packer's arch rival :) Pass the looks delicious.

  7. WHOA, this looks sinfully delicious!!!!! I want to try that. Yum yum yum! -

  8. All the perfect ingredients! Such a treat this dip would be. Even though the big game is over - we have the biggest games of all coming up - may have to try this one! Yeah Eagles!!!!

  9. I couldn't take my eyes off of those pictures! This dip looks crazy good, Abbe! I've got a few things to tack on to my grocery list now... :)

  10. Philadelphia won, I enjoy watching the game while my husband explains the rules. I wish I had your dip while watching the game.

  11. I don't do football, but I certainly do bacon dip!

  12. This dip looks killer good Abbe! We did not watch the game but we did our fair share of snacking to make up for it. Great dip to have on hand for our next gathering. Pinned.

  13. Who needs chips with this dip? Just hand me a spoon.