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Bacon And Sour Cream Dip For Sports Fans

By LINDA GIUCA, Special To The Courant

The Hartford Courant

November 7, 2013

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The baseball season is over, but sports enthusiasts still have football, basketball and hockey to watch. Those long stretches in front of the TV provide plenty of opportunity for snacking.

Make some of those snacks more healthful — fresh veggies with hummus or salsa with oven "fried" tortilla wedges — to offset this dip made with sour cream and bacon. This dip is better when freshly made. To save time, though, chop the scallions in advance and prepare the bacon and leave the final whirl in the food processor till a minute or two before game.

BACON AND SOUR CREAM DIP

>>1 cup sour cream

>>3 tablespoons tomato paste

>>6 strips bacon, cooked, cooled and chopped

>>2 to 4 dashes hot sauce

>>1 bunch scallions, chopped

Place the sour cream, tomato paste, bacon and hot sauce in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal chopped blade. Turn on and puree until well blended. Add the chopped scallions and pulse a few times. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Serve with your favorite chips, tortillas or pita. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.