Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bar-B-Ranch Salad

It is 101 degrees today in my neck of Texas. You read that right its 101. In spring! (Those numbers are normally reserved for the end of July and the entire month of August, namely summer.) Sweltering, stifling, knock you out kind of heat, and sticky to boot (humidity).

Baby Cakes works outside in this all day so it is not unheard of that he A) doesn’t want supper at all when he arrives home or B) wants a cold crisp salad. Tonight is B.

Luckily we have a ton of leftover smoked Brisket and Sausage to use up. I’m going to wing it…

Bar-B-Ranch Salad

1-2 cups chopped brisket, heated
1 cup chopped link sausage, heated
1 can ranch style beans, drained
1 can sweet corn kernels, drained and rinsed
1 small tomato, diced
1-2 heads romaine lettuce, diced and rinsed
½ cup ranch dressing, homemade*
½ cup brown sugar b-b-q sauce
1-2 cups original Frito chips

Toss all of the ingredients together and serve.

*I don’t care for bottled ranch. In fact I have yet to find any brand, any bottle or jar that tastes as good as homemade, as in the result of following the directions on the back of a ranch packet. Even when I was a kid I would add milk and mayonnaise to the bottle of ranch and shake it up to make it thinner, it was too thick without doing that. It used to make my Dad so mad- everyone else in the family loved it so basically I was ruining it for everyone but me. Ahhh memories. Lol.

Baby Cakes gave this a Bad A$$ rating. I give it two very enthusiastic thumbs up. It isn't gourmet but then again what on this blog ever is? It is really good and it managed to keep us both cool and fill us up. Amen!



  1. Looks like you did a great job - sounds delicious! We've been consuming a few cooler meals too - not because I'm opposed to turning on the oven really. Would much rather do that most days that stand over a grill outside that's for sure!! But you're right, the heat seems to zap the desire to cook & maybe even the appetite a bit.

  2. Sounds delicious!


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