Bourbon-Onion Dip Recipe

Bourbon-Onion Dip Recipe
Staff Writer
Bourbon-Onion Dip
Maker's Mark Distillery

Bourbon-Onion Dip

The sweetness of slow-cooked onions pairs naturally with the caramel undertones of bourbon in this fun party dip recipe. Serve this at your next big get-together for a great conversation starter. — Will Budiaman

4
Servings
281
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large sweet onions, such as Vidalia, halved and sliced thinly with the grain
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cups Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3-4 drops lemon juice
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Crudité vegetables and chips, for serving

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a wide, heavy-bottomed pot over high heat. Add the onions and salt. Sauté the onions until they begin to soften, stirring often, about 5-6 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to stir and cook the onions until they begin to color, about 15 more minutes.

Add ½ cup of the bourbon to the pan. Reduce heat to low and cook the onions until the onions have colored and caramelized, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 more minutes. Remove the onions from the pan and spread on a plate or baking sheet to cool in the refrigerator.

Using a food processor or blender, combine the ricotta and yogurt and process until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Fold in the sour cream. Once the onions have cooled, rough chop them briefly. Fold into the mixture and add the lemon juice and sugar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve the dip cold with crudité and chips.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin A, RAE
111µg
16%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
149mg
15%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
22µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
20mg
6%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
132mg
19%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
82mg
5%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
86g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Onion Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Onion Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.