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Street Dog Taquitos Exist and Here’s How to Make Them

It’s happened.

We have, unfortunately, come to the final installment in our series of recipes inspired by the recent release of Hidden Valley Ranch’s Secret Sauces and their pursuit in bringing restaurant-style meals to your home.

This one is a love letter to a Los Angeles staple: the street dog. The bun has been ditched though, and replaced with a tortilla, to create the HVR Street Dog Taquitos.

This is a one pan recipe, but requires the cooking of a couple different things on said pan, so find a decently large one. Then preheat your oven to 425 degrees, and gather your ingredients.

While the oven is warming up, cover both sides of a tortilla with non-stick spray, or some kind of oil. Wrap it around a hot dog, and lay the wrapped dog on the pan, seam side down. Repeat for as many hot dogs as needed. Make sure to leave some room on your pan, as some space will be needed for the onion and pepper mix.

Prepare this mixture by cutting some onions and bell peppers into strips, both at about a cup each. You could use a frozen mix as well or whatever you have at hand. Spread them out over the remaining empty pan space, and toss them in non-stick spray, or some kind of oil.

Throw the pan into the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until everything has achieved preferred doneness.

Make sure to prepare some garnishes as well, such as sliced jalapenos, bacon bits, or anything else that sparks your imagination.

Once the taquitos are done, top with the onion and pepper mixture, whatever garnishes you selected, and, most importantly, a strong helping of HVR’s Spicy Secret Sauce for some much-needed heat.

The best part of this recipe, besides how easy it is to make, is its versatility. Perfect for an appetizer, a party favor, or a late night snack– it’s hard to imagine a situation where these wouldn’t hit.

See the full recipe below, and check out our previous installments of HVR’s Pub to Plate recipes to see some other unmissable dishes.

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This Easy-to-Make Nashville Hot Tots Recipe Is What You Need In Your Life

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Earlier this week, we premiered the first segment in a series of recipes inspired by Hidden Valley Ranch’s new Secret Sauces. Today we continue on with our mission to help bring effortless, Pub-style meals to your home, this time with a recipe for a HVR Nashville Hot Tots.

Let’s dive in.

Start with heating up the tots, which is as simple as following the directions on the back of whatever bag of golden delicious that lies in your freezer. 

Then it’s time to create the base of the dish’s flavor: the spice mix. While the tots are heating up, mix together one tablespoon of brown sugar, one teaspoon of chili powder, one teaspoon of paprika, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, and  3 tablespoons of cayenne pepper (a measurement which can, of course, be seasoned to taste based on your threshold for spice). 

Once the spices have been combined and tots have been crisped, mix the two by coating the tots in the spice mix. 

After that, it’s as simple as topping your spiced potatoes with a cheese sauce of your preference, and a healthy dose of the HVR Smokehouse Secret Sauce, the most BBQ-esque of the HVR’s Secret Sauce trio.

Realistically, though, once the tots have been tossed, the topping choices are pretty flexible. 

Just don’t forget the secret sauce, otherwise you’ll be left with an approximation that’s “missing something.” Which, as far as recreating recipes goes, is a disappointing result. The sauce is the key here, reader. 

Check out the full recipe below, and make sure to keep your eyes peeled for our next HVR Pub to Plate recipe, which will be dropping in the next couple days.

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Meet The Chili Cheeseburger Recipe That’s Hidden Valley Ranch Approved

A couple weeks ago, we reported that Hidden Valley Ranch had dropped a new line of three Secret Sauces, which bring restaurant-inspired flavor to your favorite at-home foods like burgers, tacos, and fries.

Today, and in the coming days, we’ll be taking a look at some recipes that look to bring some Pub-style meals to your home, pair perfectly with the new sauces, and don’t require a wait in the takeout line.

The first recipe up to the plate is an HVR Chili Cheeseburger.

Start with getting a nice sear on your patties by cooking them in a pan on medium-high heat with a bit of oil. Season them with salt and pepper while they cook.

While these patties are sizzling away, heat up a no bean chili of your choice.

Then, it’s time for arguably the most important part of any burger: building it. Build a burger right, and you’ll have a sturdy tower of deliciousness, perfectly stable and equally as memorable. Build it wrong and you’ll be left with a goopy mess that’ll have your patty shooting out of the back of its buns every time you bite into it.

To remedy that problem, lather up your bottom bun with a fair amount of HVR’s Original Secret Sauce, then place a patty over it, to create a solid burger base. Next, take the now heated chili and spread that over the patty.

Afterwards, adorn with your favorite burger toppings, like diced onions, shredded cheddar cheese, and a drizzle of the HVR Original Secret Sauce to create layers of flavor.

From there, the task at hand is simple: go in.

Devour your hard work, then check back in to Foodbeast for the next installment of HVR Pub to Plate recipes.

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Hidden Valley Ranch Releases New Line of Restaurant-Style Secret Sauces

Few things on this Earth are more dependable than the fact that if a restaurant has a “secret sauce,” that sauce is undoubtedly going to be delicious, and go well with almost anything on the menu. The only problem with “secret sauce” is just that— it’s secret.

Well, fear not my sauce loving friends, Hidden Valley Ranch has solved this issue. They have a new restaurant-style sauce that brings that classic “secret” taste to your home.

The new sauce is available in three flavors, guaranteeing a pairing that’ll spice up almost any food you bring home. Each will have you reaching to throw away that crusty bottle of ketchup in your fridge, but here’s a quick breakdown to help you choose one that’s right for you. Feel free to mix and match, though. Go crazy.

The original flavor is cool and tangy, and goes well with any classic takeout foods, like burgers or sandwiches.

The smokehouse is reminiscent of a BBQ ranch, and can kick any boring fries or tater tots up a notch or five.

And, of course, there’s got to be a spicy one. The last kind will make zesting up any taco or meat/rice bowl easier than ever.

Best of all, each bottle comes equipped with a trusty cap that makes drizzling sauce all over your meal a breeze.

Check out the above News Bites video for trusted Foodbeast Elie Ayrouth’s in-depth tasting notes and advice on pairings for each variation of the sauces.

Hidden Valley Ranch’s new Secret Sauce can be purchased at Walmart, online or in-stores, for $3.48.

Secret sauce lovers, ranch lovers, rejoice. Your issues have been solved.

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Where to Find EVERY Stop of Hidden Valley’s Nationwide Ranch Tour


Ranch has long held a special place in the hearts of Americans. Since its inception in the 50’s, it steadily gained popularity until it toppled ketchup as America’s most popular condiment, all while becoming synonymous with foods of all types in the meantime. Pizza, salad, fries — you name it, someone’s tried it with ranch. Hidden Valley® Ranch, one of the world’s largest ranch manufacturers, has long sold seasoning packets for people to make ranch at home. Now, they’re selling it as a seasoning.

We wanted to see exactly how you can amp up the ranch flavor could be with the new shaker, so we partnered with Hidden Valley® to launch the Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour. We asked chefs nationwide to think outside the box and use the new Hidden Valley® Original Ranch Seasoning shaker to create something truly original and delicious. Here are the results, which will be available at their respective restaurants all September. You can also find the full availability and details of each dish at www.foodbeast.con/ranch.

Buffalo Chicken Bacon Ranch Waffle Sandwich, 25 Degrees Chicago (Chicago, IL)

This sandwich comes with crispy fried chicken tossed in buffalo sauce, two waffle buns, and a drizzle of ranch. Short, sweet, and to the point — this is a proven classic combo.

Honey Buffalo Ranch Fried Chicken Sandwich, 375º Chicken n’ Fries (New York, NY)

375º Chicken n’ Fries is taking their buttermilk fried chicken and giving it a sweet and spicy kick with a honey-buffalo glaze. This is placed on a toasted potato bun and topped with fried shallots (because there’s never enough crunch), and a ranch drizzle.

Bulgogi Ranch Fries, Aria Korean Street Food (San Francisco, CA)

The Korean kitchen known for their kickin’ Korean fried chicken and prime bulgogi is putting both of their tried and true dishes to the forefront with their exclusive item. Aria will be serving bulgogi fries, which are a bed of crinkle cut fries seasoned with Hidden Valley Original Ranch seasoning, and layered with thin sliced marinated beef, cheese, a sweet sauce, and most importantly, ranch for dipping.

Ranch Dusted Chicken Skin Chili Cheese Nachos, Belly Bombz Kitchen (Artesia, CA)

Belly Bombz is doing away with the extras and getting down to the best part of the chicken: the skin. Taking a cue from Korean fried chicken, the Artesia outlet double fries their chicken skin “chips” and then dusts them in paprika and Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning. Using this as a base, they smother this delectable situation with chorizo chili, cheese, chipotle relish, and micro cilantro.

Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese with Labne Ranch, Boris and Horton (New York, CA)

The only thing better than one comfort food is two, a fact that Boris and Horton appear to be all too aware of. This results in the Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese with Ranch: two thick slices of sourdough, cream cheese, Muenster cheese, and a healthy amount of pickled jalapenos. It’s also served with a robust helping of their own Mediterranean-inspired ranch, made of labne and Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning.

Ranch-Spiced Scotch Eggs, Causwells (San Francisco, CA)

Causwells is taking an English favorite in the Scotch Egg and giving it an American makeover. They do this by wrapping a soft-boiled egg in a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-spiced sausage. After they’ve been breaded and fried, these little guys are a savory, yolky delicacy.

Buffalo & Ranch Cauliflower Taco, Clinton Hall (New York, CA)

Clinton Hall offers one of the veggie-oriented offerings on the tour. They are serving up a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-dusted buffalo cauliflower taco that’s topped with a tomatillo-infused ranch, cilantro, onions, and radish. Clinton Hall will have five locations serving their creation throughout New York City.

‘Cool Bayou’ Crawfish & Étouffée Ranch Hot Dog, Doggone (Chicago, IL

The Louisiana-inspired sausage spot will be serving a Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning-marinated crawfish hot dog. It’s topped with shrimp étouffée, chopped onions and tomatoes, creole mustard, and, of course, ranch. The results are a flavor fest that leans on both the cooling nature of ranch and the spicy kick of Cajun cuisine.

Five Spice Ranch Wings, Dragon Gate Bar & Grille (Oakland, CA)

Dragon Gate Bar & Grille is a Bay Area favorite pumping out tasty Taiwanese offerings. They’ll be serving a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-coated version of their signature 5 Seasoning Blend chicken wings. Dipping need not be applied here, but we’re not opposed to doubling up on any ranch sauce.

Pizza Dumplings with Ranch, Emily (New York, NY)

This pizza pocket isn’t your run-of-the-mill, microwavable pizza pocket protruding with molten cheese lava. This one is filled with high quality cheese, marinara sauce, onions, and banana peppers, then baked in one of NYC’s oldest pizza ovens. And, as par for the course,, it’s served with a side of Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing.

Korean Fried Chicken Slider with Ranch, FNG (Denver, CO)

FNG is a Denver bar spinning New American dishes on their head, like their tater tot waffle that’s served with smoked salmon. They’re doing the same to the slider in honor of the Hidden Valley Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour. Their version includes a tender piece of Korean Fried Chicken, Hidden Valley Ranch aioli, their house pickles, sesame, and lettuce.

Gochujang Hot Ranch Chicken Sandwich & Hidden Valley Ranch Zucchini Fritters, Kimski (Chicago, IL)

Gochujang is a savory, spicy chili paste that’s essential to many Korean dishes. Combine it with ranch, and now you’ve got a creamy, tangy, and spicy sauce, ready to be put on any sandwich. That’s exactly what Kimski is doing, and they’re putting it on two brioche buns between which sit a juicy fried chicken thigh, greens, and Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-spiced pickles.

Korean Fried Chicken Taco with Ranch, Michin Dak (Los Angeles, CA)

Michin Dak is covering their Korean Fried Chicken with a sweet honey orange glaze and a  shake of Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning. They then take that, place it on a warm corn tortilla, crank up the heat with habanero sauce, and then compliment that heat with two Korean staple sides: slaw and pickles. Yum.

Ranch and Buffalo Chicken Super Slice, Pizza Barn (New York, NY)

Pizza Barn will be serving slices of their massive spicy buffalo chicken pizza with a hearty amount of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing layered on top.

Ranch House Burger, Rodeo Goat Ice House (Dallas, TX)

Though this is the only burger on the list, trust its standing out in a big way from a little love from the Lone Star State. Texas-based Rodeo Goat Ice House has a version of their house burger in mind for this month long ranch celebration. The house-ground burger will come with a bacon and onion marmalade, arugula, spinach, white cheddar, and a Hidden Valley Ranch-infused mayo.

Bacon Ranch Mochi Muffin, SF Chickenbox (San Francisco, CA)

Mochi is often something used for sweets, but like most pastries, it makes a good base for savory foods, too. SF Chickenbox is taking advantage of this, and making a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-crusted mochi muffin that’s filled with a savory mix of bacon, scallions, and more Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning.

Ranch-Fried Game Hen, South City Fried Chicken (Los Angeles, CA)

South City Fried Chicken is keeping it simple and delicious by taking their delectable fried game hen and seasoning it throughout with Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning. It’s served with a Hidden Valley Ranch buttermilk dressing on the side, and sprinkled with herbs for a kick of freshness.

Pan Seared Ranch Chicken & Kimchi Rice, Spoon by H (Los Angeles, CA)

Spoon by H has chosen to serve a seared ranch-seasoned chicken cutlet. Supremely juicy on the inside with the right about of crisp on the outside, it’s served over a bed of kimchi fried rice and finished off with a drizzle of Hidden Valley Ranch.

Crispy Buffalo Ranch Chicken Sandwich, The New Spot on Polk (San Francisco, CA)

This sandwich comes absolutely loaded with crisp fried chicken breaded with Hidden Valley Ranch Seasoning, melty pepper jack cheese, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and lettuce. This all comes in between two soft buns that are perfectly spread with Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing.

Loaded Ranch Tater Tots, The Rooster (Los Angeles, CA)

The Rooster has been serving golden, crunchy tots since its inception as a food truck. They don’t intend to stop now, either, as they’ll be celebrating the Coast 2 Coast Ranch tour, presented by Hidden Valley ® Ranch with loaded ranch tater tots that come dusted in Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and stacked with bacon and cheddar.

If you’re interested in any of these offerings, check out the details on where to find them at foodbeast.com/ranch.


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Chicago’s Doggone Is Now Making a Hidden Valley Ranch Creole Hot Dog with Shrimp Etouffée

There’s no shortage of hot dogs in Chicago, so much so that the city has its own distinct “Chicago-style hot dog.” To be able to shout over all that noise, hot dog joints have to make something truly special. That’s exactly what Doggone, the brainchild of hot dog entrepreneur Skip Murray, is trying to do with their delectable dogs for the Coast 2 Coast Ranch tour, presented by Hidden Valley ® Ranch.

Undoubtedly inspired by his hometown of New Orleans, where Murray’s first restaurant, Dat Dog, blew up, the Cool Bayou dog is made from a mix of crawfish and pork. This down south dog is then coated in Hidden Valley Ranch Original Seasoning and allowed to marinate.

Next, the dog is cooked and then covered with a creamy shrimp étouffée. In French, étouffée means “smothered,” so sure enough, this dog is absolutely drowning in the Cajun classic.

Fresh diced tomatoes and diced onions are then added to balance out the hearty étouffée and the dog.

But all the delicious fun doesn’t stop there. Once the solid toppings are set, creole mustard is drizzled on top. The dog is then finished with a Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning-infused sour cream and a sprinkle of parsley.

For all the Chicagoan Foodbeasts out there with a serious love for ranch, this dog will be available all September in celebration of the quintessential dressing. If you want to find more ways to try ranch, no worries. Just take a trip to foodbeast.com/ranch and check out the other participating locations of the Hidden Valley Coast 2 Coast Tour.


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These Crispy 5 Spice Chicken Wings Are INFUSED With Hidden Valley® Ranch

It may as well be a crime to serve chicken wings without ranch dressing. The veggie sticks come and go, but the ranch stays. Order chicken wings at any diner, dive bar, or bowling alley in America and you’ll more than likely find yourself face to face with a trusty side of ranch. That is, unless you’re going to Oakland’s Dragon Gate Bar & Grille where, in honor of the Coast 2 Coast Ranch tour, presented by Hidden Valley ® Ranch, they’ve created a Chinese-style chicken wing that’s pre-ranched, if you will, with ranch seasoning.

By using the new Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning shaker to add to their signature 5 spice blend, Dragon Gate is giving the traditional Chinese chicken wing an American spin.

Now you can enjoy those juicy, crispy wings dipped in ranch, elevated with even more ranch flavor. If you’re still feeling saucy, there’s a spicy Hidden Valley Original Restaurant Ranch sauce available for dipping.

Dragon Gate will be serving another ranch-themed dish during September, as well. Their Hidden Valley Ranch Cold Noodles feature egg noodles, julienned cucumber, carrots, tamago, green onions, sweet corn kernels, and shrimp. This lovely mix is then tossed in Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning and fish sauce to round out a winning fusion of flavors.

If either of these original, ranched-up dishes grab your palate’s attention, you can feast on them all September long, as the Hidden Valley Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour runs its course. And, if you want more ranch in your life, check out foodbeast.com/ranch for more locations on the tour.


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This Dog-Friendly Cafe Is Serving Up Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese with Hidden Valley Ranch

Boris & Horton, the famously dog-friendly cafe in New York City, has made a point of having artisan breads and cheeses on its menu since its inception. They do a number of things with these items — toast, cheese plates, and, naturally, grilled cheese sandwiches. Continuing on with that tradition, the cafe will be making a Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich all September for the Coast 2 Coast Ranch tour, presented by Hidden Valley ® Ranch.

As all Boris & Horton sandwiches do, it starts with two thick slices of Pain Au Levain, an airy sourdough, from the nearby Balthazar Bakery.

These tremendous slices next are coated in delectable cream cheese, on top of which sits a luxurious layer of Muenster cheese. Then, a generous portion of pickled jalapeños are piled on top. Then, the whole thing is dusted in a savory Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning, which, conveniently, comes in shaker form now.

Obviously, this wasn’t enough ranch, if that’s even possible. Because the sandwich is also served with a Middle Eastern-inspired ranch sauce. Made by mixing the Middle Eastern yogurt cheese, labneh, with Hidden Valley Original Ranch Seasoning, it gives the dip we all know and love an ultra-creamy texture and a slight kiss of exquisite tartness.

Boris & Horton’s love letter to a couple of America’s favorite snack combos, ranch and jalapeño poppers, will be available for all of September, during the Hidden Valley Coast 2 Coast Ranch Tour. If you’re interested in finding more about the ranch hotspots around the country, head over to foodbeast.com/ranch.


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