Prep bacon and tomatoes then combine with remaining ingredients except chips. Stir together.
In the food processor fitted with the steel blade, puree half the mixture. Return to bowl with other half. Refrigerate for minimum of 2 hours to allow flavors to develop.
MaryJames dishes it out:
When you want cooked bacon crumbles or pieces, dice very cold raw bacon and then cook, stirring occasionally, until it is crisp. Drain well. A good smoked bacon makes a difference. I use Oscar Meyer Thick Cut Smoked Bacon.
To peel tomatoes: Score an x just through the skin on the bottom of the tomato. Dip into boiling water for 10-15 seconds. Remove and slip off skin. To seed: cut in half lengthwise, squeeze and use fingers to remove seeds. Cut as desired.
3 cups diced tomatoes is about 2 lbs. fresh romas
This dip keeps very well, refrigerated, for 1 week. It will separate...just have to stir.
VARIATION: Use pureed dip as a salad dressing!!! Outstanding on a cobb style salad.