A spicy fresh onion dip that is to die for. You will love the smokey chipotle flavors mixed with the caramelized onions and ranch. So yummy.
Heat medium frying pan with oil on high until hot.
Add diced yellow onions and spread out in the pan. Leave in the pan for 3 minutes without moving them. Don't worry, they will get a little dark, that's what you want. After 3 minutes, stir and cook for another minute letting the onions get mostly browned.
Add 1/4 cup of water to the onions and cook until water is absorbed.
Add remaining 1/4 cup of water and cook until the water is absorbed.
Remove from heat and stir in green onions. The onions will start to wilt. Let cool on stove for about 15 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, Hidden Valley Ranch Dip, and Tabasco Chipotle Pepper Sauce. Use 2 Tablespoons of the Tabasco Chipotle Pepper sauce if you don't want it too spicy, or up to 4 Tablespoons if you like it spicy.
Add the onion mixture to the sour cream mixture and combine well.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. This dip can be made a day in advance and is great with chips or vegetables.
This recipe was created by Dish Ditty to enter into the TABASCO® Brand Pepper Sauce and a Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dip Mix contest.
The key to caramelizing the onions is to heat on high and to let the onions get almost burned. Adding the water will release the sugars and create a sweet caramelized onion base.