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1 – 1.5 lb. Ground Beef (Turkey/Chicken for lighter. Pork, can be used.)
1 Sloppy Joe Packet (Store Brand)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1/4c Buffalo Sauce (Store Brand)
1/4c Louisiana Hot Sauce (Store Brand)
2T Ketchup
3T Water
(About 1/4c, or so) Baby Carrots, grated
(About 1/4c, or so) Celery, minced *See notes
(About 1/4c, or so) Onion, cut small

1/3c Hidden Valley Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
1/3c Wishbone Blue Cheese Dressing
1 – 1.5tsp Fresh Green Onions, minced
1 Cucumber, peeled, deseeded, grated

Fresh Tomatoes, diced
Buns or Wraps of Choice 

Premake Sauce. Place in fridge (Optional to set grated Cucumber in strainer and allow to drain some, I didn’t.)
Brown Beef, drain excess juices, if needed. Add in Packet, Season, Sauces, Ketchup, Water, Vegis. Simmer til thick. Top onto Bun or Wrap of Choice (We used Joseph’s Flaxseed Flatbread).

Notes: I add a little more Minced Celery at end, for a nice crunch. Tasty.


BBQ Salad w/ Chipotle Peach Pineapple Dressing

2.5T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning
2-3T White Vinegar
Pork Chops (I used 2 avg. size Bone-In chops)*

SARGENTO’s Chipotle BBQ Cheese Snacks
1/2 can Reduced Sodium PINTO Beans, drained/slight rinse
1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes, drained
Sweet Onions
4 Mushrooms, chopped
Sweet Mini Bell Peppers
Carrot Slivers (We skipped)
Corn (We skipped)
Boiled Eggs
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons

 – Dressing:
1c Chipotle PEACH Pineapple Salsa
1c Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1tsp tTt’s xXx Seasoning (Red Pepper Flakes may work)

Marinade Pork Chops for about 3-4 hours. Blend Dressing Ingredients. Set in fridge til use. We grilled our Pork Chops. Then, Removed bones and fat. Cut into desired strip sizes.
Add all to Salad Bowl, to desired amounts. (*See Notes). Toss. Serve with Dressing and Croutons.

*Notes: Chicken may work, too. Or meat of desire. I keep Eggs Separate, so it doesn’t spoil as fast.

Chicken Ranchinade N Vegis


This is an AMAZING Low Calorie Meal. That’s not only BENEFICIAL with Beans and Sweet Potato, BUT, AMAZING in Flavor. Great Chicken Marinade. EASY TO MAKE! This can be cooked Many A Ways! Even on Hot Camp Fire Coals! Eat as is. Or, topped with Salsa, Sour Cream, Cheese, and FRITOS. Or, on Shells for Tacos! Just Check Below for more options.

Chicken Marinade:
Ranch Packet (I used Hidden Valley)
1/2tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
1T Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
2T Red Wine Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1tsp Chili Powder
1T Jalapeno, deseed, minced

About 3/4can Black Beans, drained
Sweet Potato, diced
1/2Pkg. Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
3/4 Large White Onions
1 RIPE Avocado, diced
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Or Butter Spray)
Dried Oregano

Rice: 2c Rice, 2c Water, 1-2 Vegetable Broth Cubes (1-2c worth)

Marinade Chicken, in ziploc bag, about 4-6 hours (I believe I did 5hr).
Place Vegis into Foil. Drizzle about 1/2tsp-1tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil over them. Season, WELL, with Oregano. Wrap Tightly. Place on grill a little before Chicken.
Grill Chicken SEPARATELY, right on grate.
Cook Rice in Broth (I do in Microwave, covered. Stirring half way).
Eat as is. On Shells… Optional to serve topped with SHREDDED CHEESE, SOUR CREAM, and SALSA, (EVEN Frito Chips). Most liked mixing Chicken, Rice, and Vegis together. A few liked it separate.

Cooking Option: Can be Baked! Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Dish. Lay in Vegis. Top with Chicken. Cook Rice in Microwave or Stove Top (Can even stir Rice, Water, Crushed Broth Cube(s) in with Vegis for Baking). Cover with Foil. Bake til Chicken is done. Serve over Rice.
TRY IN FOILS on Hot Camp Fire Coals for EASY CAMPING MEAL!

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Party in my Egg Roll (Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls- Avocado Optional)


Not an Avocado Person? NO WORRIES! Just skip it!

1 FROZEN Chicken, Boiled in Broth, Cut up
3T: Red Onions, Red Bell Pepper, grated Cucumber (Opt.)
3-4T Spinach, minced
1 nice ripened Avocado (OPTIONAL!)
1/2c Sour Cream
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Lime (Fridge 100% kind)
1/4 Garlic Powder
1T-2T Fresh Jalapeno, minced (I did 2T)
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Wishbone/Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Pkt. (Or to taste)
1/8tsp Dill Weed
2tsp REAL Bacon Pieces

Shredded Cheese (Try Moz. or Mexi/Taco Blend)

Add FROZEN Chicken to a pot with Water and 1-2 crushed Chicken Broth Cube(s). Turn on heat. Bring to Boil til cooked. Allow to set a few minutes in Broth. Cut up.
Mince Vegis. Toss Chicken, Bacon Pieces, and Vegis.
Blend Sauce ingredients. Mix, TO DESIRED CONSISTENCY, with Chicken (I did all). Add to Egg Rolls. Optional to Top with Shredded Cheese. Brown in Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. OR, Bake in Oven (Sprayed with Butter Spray on both sides). OR, Fry in Oil (Try Coconut Oil)Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream.

Notes: Up, Downsize, or Skip Vegis, to your taste!
Optional to Season Chicken once cooked/cut up (Try Greek Seasoning or 1/2pkt Taco Season)

FREEZER FRIENDLY. Once browned (I use Butter Flavor Cooking Spray), add to plate. Freeze. ONCE FROZEN, add to Freezer Ziploc Bag! ReHeat in Oven or Microwave-Cooks fast!

Cajun Ranch Sweet Tater Fries


2 Sweet Potatoes, cut to desire
1.5T Chives or Green Onions (Optional)
2T Jalapeno, deseed, minced
1T Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Vegetable or Hot Chili Oil)

1.5-2T WISHBONE Ranch Dressing & Season Pkt.
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Onion Powder
1.5tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Cajun
1/2tsp Sea Salt

Cut Potatoes. In a bowl add all the Seasons. Add half the Cut Potatoes to a large Ziploc Bag. Add in half Oil, toss around, then add half the Season Mix. Add other half of Potatoes, other half of Oil, MINCED JALAPENOES, GREEN ONIONS, then rest of Season Mix. Toss around. Allow to marinade some while the oven Preheats. Preheat to 450. I Butter Flavor Cooking Spray pan. Add Potatoes. Bake about 35, or so, minutes. (I usually check around 25minutes, in case)
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Wasabi Ranch Spread

On accident, I created this. I thought I was making more Wasabi Orange Pinwheels. But, didn’t realize we devoured all of the Chicken! So, I had to use what we had on hand, trying to think what would be tasty with Wasabi, yet make for a tasty Pinwheel. So, thus this…

2 oz. Fat Free Cream Cheese
1.5 tsp Kikkoman Wasabi Sauce
UP TO 1 tsp WISHBONE Ranch Dressing PKT.
About 1tsp Green Onions (Optional)

Soften Cream Cheese. Mix in Wasabi. Mix in Ranch Seasoning and Scallions.
Use on Bagel Sandwiches. On Pinwheels with Smoked Ham or Turkey, Shredd. Cheese, and Tomatoes. On Chicken Sandwiches. Wraps. With Crab/Fish. Etc. MANY USES!!!
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Mmmmmm…  Bacon Wrapped Fingerling Potatoes! Great Appetizer…

Bacon Wrapped Fingerlings:
Fingerling Potatoes
1.5tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1T Dried Parsley
1/8 – 1/4tsp Sea Salt (I did 1/8)
1/8tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Onion Powder
1tsp Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)

TURKEY Bacon (Or reg. Bacon)
Bacon Glaze:
1T Dijon Mustard
1/8-1/4tsp Red Wine Vinegar (I did 1/4)
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Brown Sugar

I microwave potatoes, covered, for about 3 minutes. Then, in a bowl, add first 8 Ingredients and mix around. Allow to sit, covered, while you ready Bacon.
Mix glaze. Halve Bacon the LONG way. Lightly brush Glaze onto one side of Bacon. Wrap Bacon around seasoned Potatoes, Glazed side down (Onto potato). Place into Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Baking Dish. Lightly brush top (Only the Bacon) with a little more Glaze. Bake, UNCOVERED, at 450 for about 30-35 minutes. Or til Bacon/Potatoes are cooked to liking.

Easy Southwestern Chicken-wich:
Frozen Chicken Breasts (Thawed works)
About 1 tsp Hot Chili Oil
Few Splashes of Red Wine Vinegar
1-2 Chicken Broth Cubes, crushed
Good Shake of Chili Powder
Good Shake of Cumin
Good Shake of Dried Parsley
Good Shake of Garlic Powder
Good Shake of Cajun Seasoning
Good Shake of Onion Powder
Good Shake of Pepper

Everything Bagels
Southwestern Ranch
Toppings: Fresh Tomato, Lettuce, Mayo

Fill pan with JUST ENOUGH Water to Boil Chicken. Add in all ingredients, to your liking. I just shake/pour in.  Boil til cooked. Allow to set 1 minute.
Top toasted Bagels with toppings. Eat with Bacon wrapped Fingerlings.
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Chick N Pig Ranchers (EASY Chicken N Bacon Ranch Wraps)


About 1.5 lb. Chicken (I use frozen Breasts)
1 Chicken Broth Cube, crushed
3T Favorite Ranch Dressing
1T McCormick’s Montreal CHICKEN Season
Bacon, cooked
Fresh Tomatoes, diced
Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Optional Topping: Onion, Minced Jalapeno, Mayo (We skip Mayo- Tasty, as is.)
Wrap of Choice: Taco Shell, Egg Roll, Toasted Bread, etc. We use Soft Shell

I bake Bacon- Line pan with foil. Bake (No need to preheat) at 425 for about 12-15minutes.
Fill Stove Top Pan with enough water to cover all, but, 1 inch of chicken (Top inch is out of water). Add in 1 Chicken Broth Cube. Boil til cooked (Optional: I sometimes boil til water runs out and allow to sizzle a minute. TASTY.).
Cut up chicken. EVENLY, sprinkle with season. Toss with ranch dressing. Mix well.
Top onto wrap of choice. With Toppings of choice.
Extra Tasty Option:
After wrapping wraps. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. Brown on each side, like so:
NOTES: Low Carb? Try Lettuce Leaves for Wraps. Egg Roll Wraps, work.
Even Lower Calories- Try Turkey Bacon! Or, sprinkle a little Ranch Pkt. over WITH McCormick’s … Endless Options.
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Devine Chicken N the Cheesin Ranch Taters (Deliciously Marinaded Chicken N Cheesy Ranch Potatoes)


Chicken Marinade (5-6 hours):
1 Chobani LEMON GREEK Yogurt
1.5T McCormick’s Montreal CHICKEN Season (Or more to taste)
1/8tsp Sea Salt (Or more to taste)

Add marinade to ziploc bag. Add Chicken. place in fridge. Mix around occasionally. Marinade about 4-6hours. (We did almost 6hrs.). Charcoal Grill is best.

Cheesin Ranch Taters:
About 9 Golden Potatoes (Ours were small)
1/4 tsp Lawry’s Seasonal Salt (Optional)
1 Wish Bone Ranch Dressing/Dip Season Packet
1 Onion, chopped
3/4c Queso Con Salsa
3/4c Shredd. Mild Chedd. Cheese

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray baking dish (Or butter). Dice potatoes. Add to pan. Top with Lawrys Seasonal Salt. Mix some. Sprinkle evenly with Ranch Pkt. Spoon over Queso. Sprinkle Shredd. Cheese (Don’t mix). Top with foil. Bake at 450 for 30 minutes. Uncover bake additional 25minutes.
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Rancheria Soup For Me-ah (Chicken Ranch Soup)


3 Frozen Chicken Breasts
6c Water
6 Chicken Broth Cubes
1c Frozen Broccoli Cuts
1c Baby Carrots, halved
3 PACKED cups Spinach, cut
1 Onion, chopped
1/2 can Corn WITH Peppers, drained
1 can Black Beans WITH Jalapeno in Lime Juice, drained well
1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp Dried Dill Weed
1 PACKET Ranch Dressing Seasoning (We used Wish Bone brand. Could alter taste if other)
1/2c Heavy Whipping Cream (Add later)

Spray crock with butter flavored cooking spray. Add all ingredients, except Heavy Cream. Cook on low 4-6 hours. Add in creamer about 30-40 minutes prior to serving.

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