Bacon Avocado Options Sandwich Recipe

Bacon Avocado Options Sandwich Recipe

Chris Stephens

We call this the options sandwich because of all the quick and simple variations it offers. The sandwich offers great flavors in a very easy to make sandwich that is perfect for flying out the door with you on your way to work or the gym.

Ingredients
  • ½ Tsp Uncle Dan’s Classic Ranch Seasoning (unprepared)
  • OR
  • 2 Tbs prepared Uncle Dan’s Classic Ranch Salad Dressing (prepared)
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Slices of your favorite bread (toasted)
  • 1 Pinch of Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1- Egg, prepared how you like it (optional)
  • 1 Tsp chopped bacon bits (optional)
Instructions
  1. Toast bread.
  2. Pit and slice your avocado into thin slices and lay across toast.
  3. Sprinkle with Uncle Dan’s or drizzle with pre-pared Uncle Dan’s.
  4. Finish with red pepper/egg and/or bacon bits.

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Major Ric's Pretzel Recipe

Major Ric's Pretzel Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound of mini twist pretzels
  • 4 ounces of Orville Redenbacher popcorn oil (can substitute with olive oil)
  • 1⁄2 pkg. Uncle Dan’s® Classic Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing
  • 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon of garlic powder*
  • 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 teaspoon of dill weed*
  • *The amounts of garlic powder and dill weed can be varied according to your taste.
Instructions
  1. Pour the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, add the popcorn oil and mix thoroughly with a whisk or electric mixer.
  2. Spread the pretzels out in a large 10” by 16” roasting pan and pour the marinade evenly over all of the pretzels. The dry ingredients are not completely absorbed in the oil so it is best to use a tablespoon to ladle the marinade over the pretzels.
  3. Every 10-15 minutes for the next hour and a half use a spatula to stir the pretzels and keep doing this until they fully absorb all the marinade. When this is done, I can assure that the pretzels will not be soggy, and I can also assure you that you will find it impossible to eat just one.
  4. For 2 or 3-pound batches, just double or triple all of the ingredients. If you are going to make more than 3 pounds, I would suggest using two roasting pans; the thinner the layers of the pretzels, the quicker and the more evenly the marinade will be absorbed.

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Chipotle Ranch Biscuits

Chipotle Ranch Biscuits

Chris Stephens
This recipe comes to use from the website nomnerd.com and Chef Greg Kauwe.
"Most people just add a variety of dressing packets to a creamy substance (mayo, cottage cheese, buttermilk) to create *other* flavored substances, so I decided to utilize one of these packets to make it an integral part of a dish. For this dish, I used Uncle Dan’s Chipotle Ranch Seasoning and Dip Mix. For experimental reasons, I cut this recipe in half, which yielded about 3 biscuits. The above recipe will give you around 6-7."
Ingredients
  • 3 tsp Uncle Dan’s Chipotle Ranch Mix (you can use more than 3 tsp depending on how much flavor you want)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
Instructions
  1. Put your butter in the freezer & preheat your oven to 350. GO. NOW!
  2. Put the dry ingredients together in a bowl and WHISK them together. Whisking breaks down the bits into smaller bits to create even distribution. I might even recommend sifting, but hey, lets not get crazy.
  3. Now take your butter out of the freezer and dice it. Add the butter cubes to the dry ingredients and mix it in with your hands. It’s a dough people, come on. Your great grandma didn’t have a food processor. She had two hands and a lot of time. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients making sure its evenly disbursed throughout the mixture. Now its important that the butter remain in fragments, so don’t go mushing it in all hardcore.
  4. After the butter is evenly disbursed, add the milk. Continue mixing with your hands until the dough comes together. If you see pieces of butter in there, don’t freak out, its cool. It’s supposed to be that way…
  5. Now take the dough out and wrap it in plastic wrap and toss it in the fridge for about 30 mins. Or, you can be like me and toss it in the freezer for 10 mins. The key here is to cool it down so we can build the buttery layers of the biscuit.
  6. Take the dough out now, give it a light dusting of flour and roll it out with a rolling pin.
  7. After you have rolled the dough about 2-3 times it’s size, fold it in half then repeat the process two more times. We’re building the actual layers of the biscuit when we do this. Now put it back in the plastic and into the fridge/freezer again. After 10 mins, take it out and do the roll and fold process four more times. Now roll the dough out to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick…and now you’re ready to cut the biscuits!
  8. I like to use a coffee cup to cut my biscuits because its easier and cheaper. But if you feel like blowing your money on a “biscuit cutter” that’s fine too. Lay your cut out biscuits on a cookie sheet and give them a light basting of butter (it makes them shine!!).
  9. Toss your biscuits into the oven at the standard 350 degrees for about 25 mins, or until they puff up and get golden brown.
  10. Then TADA. Done. I like to put butter on mine and top it off with a little basil, but you can cut them open and spread some jam on it or honey, all depending on how you like your biscuits and how much of the Chipotle Ranch taste you can handle. However, the jam or honey would make for a great salty/sweet contrast.
For more pictures and recipes from Nomnerd, please check out his website.

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Southern French Bread Recipe

Southern French Bread Recipe

Chris Stephens
Super simple appetizer. Fresh and easy french bread!
Ingredients
  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 1 pkg. Uncle Dan’s® Classic Ranch Seasoning and Dressing
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle one half package Uncle Dan’s® Classic Ranch Seasoning and Dressing mix over buttered French bread.
  2. Broil until lightly browned.
  3. Slice and serve.

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Uncle Dan's Fettuccine Alfredo

Uncle Dan's Fettuccine Alfredo

Chris Stephens
Use Uncle Dan’s® Original Southern Classic Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing to create a unique and tasty Fettuccine Alfredo.
Ingredients
  • 6 oz Fettuccine cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cube (1/2 C) butter
  • 1⁄2 pkg. Uncle Dan’s® Original Southern Classic Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing
  • 1⁄2 C grated Parmesan cheese (or more to taste)
Instructions
  1. Melt 1 cube (1/2 cup) butter or margarine.
  2. Add one half package of Uncle Dan’s® Classic Ranch Seasoning and Dressing mix.
  3. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  4. Pour over pasta, toss lightly and serve.
  5. Add more Parmesan cheese if desired.

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Baked Sliced Potatoes Recipe

Baked Sliced Potatoes Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 4 medium baking potatoes
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 pkg Uncle Dan’s® Original Southern Classic Ranch Seasoning and Dressing Mix
  • 4 tbsp. grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. grated Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Scrub and rinse potatoes.
  2. Cut potatoes into thin slices being careful not to cut all the way through.
  3. Place potatoes in baking dish and fan slightly.
  4. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle on seasoning mix.
  5. Bake at 425 for 50 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with cheeses.
  7. Bake an additional 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted and potatoes are lightly browned and soft inside.

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Uncle Dan's Biscuits and Southern Style Gravy

Uncle Dan's Biscuits and Southern Style Gravy

Chris Stephens
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. Sausage
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1⁄2 cup flour
  • 3⁄4 package Uncle Dan’s® Original Southern Classic Ranch Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix
  • 1 1⁄2 cups milk
  • 1 package home-baked refrigerated biscuits
Instructions
  1. Brown sausage, reserving grease.
  2. Add flour, Uncle Dan’s® and milk to grease, stirring constantly.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Turn down to simmer and add the cooked sausage.
  5. Serve over biscuits.

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Loaded Baked Potato Salad Recipe

Chris Stephens
Afternoon with Uncle Dan features guest chefs cooking with the real Uncle Dan from Uncle Dan's® Seasoning and Salad Dressing. This video features Chef Anthony Buttice from Satay Bistro.


Ingredients
  • 1 pkg. Uncle Dan's® Classic Ranch Seasoning and Salad Dressing
  • 5 lb. potatoes
  • 1 C chopped green onions
  • 1 C chopped bacon
  • 1 C shredded cheddar cheese.
  • 1 C mayonaise
  • 2 C sour cream
Instructions
  1. Boil potatoes until they fall apart easily and then mash in bowl with hands or fork. Slice and cook bacon until crispy. Mix in ingredients with (gloved) hands.

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