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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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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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8 Wild Containers Only Ranch-Obsessed Folks Would Fill With The Dressing

Hidden Valley Ranch is no stranger to colossal creations, as they’ve engineered a massive ranch Magnum, kegs, and even a ranch “fondue fountain” in the past. Their latest undertaking, however, may be one of the largest to date.

Recently, Hidden Valley Ranch celebrated National Ranch Day by challenging anyone to come to Las Vegas’ New York – New York Hotel & Casino with a container of choice. At a location marked by a 24-foot-tall bottle of the dressing, they would fill literally ANY vessel you could think of.

Of course, many took this as a challenge to go as wild with their creativity as possible, generating as many wowed faces as they did laughs. These were just some of the more zany ideas folks brought to the table.

Kiddie Pool

While I’m slightly bummed this kid didn’t come fully decked in board shorts and flip flops, he did come away with literally enough ranch dressing to swim in.

Protein Powder Container

 

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Can you use ranch dressing to bulk up? Maybe if you quaff it like this guy. If he did in fact have protein powder inside there, he may have found an innovative new way to get his gains.

Party Helmet

Foodbeast’s own Elie Ayrouth got in on the action with a guzzler helmet that looks like it came out of Team Fortress 2. Honestly, I’m impressed by his breathing skills now, since he was able to suck ranch all the way through that tube.

Massive Light Bulb

 

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You know those giant light bulb-shaped boba glasses that went viral a couple of years back? This genius found a clever way to repurpose hers: use it to stock up on a massive supply of ranch. Now that’s a light bulb of an idea shining with brilliance.

Ranch Beer Bong

 

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The real container of ranch here wasn’t the beer bong: It was the champ who took down as much dressing as possible while guzzling it through his chugging contraption.

Margarita Yardsticks

When in Vegas, you know one of these iconic glasses are bound to show up somewhere. For many hoping to stock up on ranch, this was one of the more convenient glass options available on the Strip.

Giant Popcorn Bucket

 

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Foodbeast’s own Geoff Kutnick got the right idea. Next movie night, forget the popcorn, because I’m filling the bucket up with ranch and using it like a massive fondue fountain that anyone can dip stuff in. I wonder how the resulting ranch would taste afterward?

Ranch Shower

You almost won the entire day with this move, my man. Going all in to take a massive bath in ranch, and even scrubbing yourself from head to toe in the process? I’m not sure anybody can compete, really.

Although, there is this guy who won the day by drinking out of the biggest container of them all…

 

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Congrats, dude. You officially won the ranch-loving side of the internet.

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Hidden Valley Dropped A MASSIVE Magnum Bottle of Ranch Dressing

Those looking to flex their love of ranch on the rest of the world may have just found the ultimate bottle to do so with.

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Hidden Valley Ranch recently dropped a colossal magnum bottle of their signature dressing in a limited-edition sale. With 1.75 Liters of ranch inside, it’s an ideal gift for lovers of the dressing that desire supply for days on end.

This isn’t the first massive drop of ranch Hidden Valley has graced us with, as they dropped a massive keg of ranch for the holiday season last year.

 

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Unfortunately, the most recent batch of ranch magnums have sold out, but there’s always the promise that Hidden Valley will bring another round of these back in the near future. In the meantime, there’s a lot of other ranch swag available in the company’s online store.

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Hidden Valley’s Selling Fully Stocked RANCH KEGS For The Holidays

Kegs are usually reserved for alcohol, as they bring joy to the masses. But Hidden Valley had to screw that all up and started filling them up with ranch dressing.

Thankfully this ranch keg isn’t terribly big, coming in at 9.7 inches high. Still it’s five liters of ranch, which is apparently a year’s worth.

It’s understandable to love ranch, and maybe keep a few extra bottles around, but keeping a year’s worth of it in a keg is a bit excessive. This is almost as mortifying as the ranch fountain Hidden Valley unveiled earlier this year.

The keg is $50, and does come fully stocked with the ranch, so if you think this is the thing that will liven up your next game day party, or be the perfect Christmas gift for someone, have at it you sick f*ck.

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IDEA: Hidden Valley Ranch Keychain

If you didn’t see the Sriracha keychain idea then you probably haven’t caught on to this concept yet. But this is my own take on a great idea. Granted this is just a hopeful wish for the future, but I would totally rock a ranch bottle key chain, because ranch is pretty much good with everything. What other condiment key chains should there be?