Copycat Popeye’s Blackened Ranch Dipping Sauce

There’s no reason to go through the trouble of making homemade chicken nuggets and then serving them with a boring sauce. Heck, there’s no reason to heat up pre-made nuggets and dip them in a lame sauce either. This copycat Popeye’s blackened ranch dipping sauce isn’t boring or lame. It’s nothing but creamy spicy yumminess. You won’t be able to dunk your chicken bites quick enough. Or deep enough.

You don’t just need to make this copycat Popeye’s blackened ranch dipping sauce for dipping nuggets. It’s great on a po boy sandwich. It’s fantastic on a crispy fried fish sandwich. Or use it for dipping fries. Or veggies. It’s a great all-around sauce, but it’s perfect for nuggets!

Copycat Popeye’s Blackened Ranch Dipping Sauce

There’s no reason to go through the trouble of making homemade chicken nuggets and then serving them with a boring sauce. Heck, there’s no reason to heat up pre-made nuggets and dip them in a lame sauce either. 
Course Dipping Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 811kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons onion lightly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic lightly chopped
  • 4 teaspoon blackened seasoning
  • pinch paprika or more, for color

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor. Puree until just smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 811kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 86g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1846mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 99mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Jalapeno Beer Mustard

It’s rare that I make my own mustard. There are so many amazing varieties available in the store that I have a hard time convincing myself to make one from scratch. Jalapeno beer mustard is not something I can find in my grocery store. So I made some. And wow, what an amazing mustard this is. I found it to be smooth, without that sometimes-overwhelming vinegar-mustard flavor you find. It has just a hint of spiciness. This was the perfect mustard for grill sausage sandwiches. Perfect.

Jalapeno Beer Mustard

The key to this jalapeno beer mustard is using a quality coarse ground mustard. As you can see, I used one that was full of pop-in-your-mouth mustard seeds. It looked amazing and it tasted fantastic. So don’t skimp on that part.

Jalapeno Beer Mustard

This jalapeno beer mustard is the perfect mustard for grill sausage sandwiches. Smooth, with just a hint of spiciness, it's a real winner.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 hours 30 minutes
1 hour
Total Time 13 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 144kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • The night before you are going to make the mustard, place the beer, mustard seeds, mustard powder, vinegar and pepper flakes in a sauce pan. Whisk and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove the pan from the fridge and place on the stovetop over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue simmering until reduced by half.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1425mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing

Perhaps the last thing I needed was an even better-tasting Ranch dressing. This copycat of the Outback Steakhouse Ranch dressing is fantastic. I know I used too much on my salad. Yes, I added more after this picture, I didn’t want to have photographic proof of my obsession but I just couldn’t stop.

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing

I definitely recommend making at least a double batch when you make some Outback Steakhouse Ranch dressing. It’s crazy good and won’t last at all.

Do not skimp on the fridge time. The dressing needs it to set up. And don’t be surprised if it’s a little thick after resting. Right then it’s perfect for dipping. Perfect for wings, vegetables, chips, whatever. For salads, you might want it a little thinner so just whisk in a bit (like a tablespoon at a time) of buttermilk and see how you like it.

Copycat Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing

Perhaps the last thing I needed was an even better-tasting Ranch dressing. This copycat of the Outback Steakhouse Ranch dressing is fantastic.
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 210kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Whisk together all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Cover bowl and chill dressing for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  • If dressing is too thick add a bit of buttermilk (a little at a time) and whisk.

Nutrition

Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 46IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.