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Does anyone out there have a recipe for Red Ranch Sauce. I'm looking for something like the red ranch sauce they use at Arby's. (Not their BBQ sauce.) Would really appreciate it!
post #2 of 24
Todd Wilbur has wriiten a number of cookbooks copying chain food. The website doesn't list that particular recipe but you could look in his books at a bookstore.

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post #4 of 24
Thread Starter 
I live out in the sticks so it will be awhile before I can get to a bookstore to look for the book. I tried the link but neither of the Arby's sauce recipe's are the right one.
Thanks, I'll keep trying.
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Anrol, I have three of his books, and they do not list the recipe for the sauce you are looking for. Sorry :cry:
post #6 of 24

http://www.foodfacts.com/food/Sauces%20%2F%20Dressing/Arby's%20Red%20Ranch%20Sauce/7484 this is a website that gives you the basic ingredients for the Arby's Red Ranch Sauce. it doesn't tell you how much of each to use tho. ): but u can but it on this site i think. at least that's what it leads you to believe.

post #7 of 24

I've been to arby's quite a few times and I am not familiar with this sauce at all. What does it come on?

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post #8 of 24

Beef and cheddar line of sandwiches.   basically a barbecue sacue without the smoke. 

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Who eats at Arbys its fake roast beef.(pressed and formed)

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post #10 of 24

Knowledge from long ago....

 

post #11 of 24

worked at arbys long time ago. but just other   day mixed french dressing and cherry juice   came close. then did same but added rasberry walnut vinaigrette dressing not to much . french dressing mainly little cherry juice. little r vin. to taste.

post #12 of 24
I love Arby's, I worked there as a kid and still enjoy it today. I love formed pressed Spam too. That's good eats.
Sorry don't know the red ranch recipe but it's on the Super sandwich too. Not on the menu anymore but they will make it if you ask. Basic roast beef with red ranch, lettuce and tomato.
post #13 of 24

U G H ..pressed and formed RB I remember when it used to be real.

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post #14 of 24

A friend of mine loves Arby's Red Ranch Sauce, and I've tried numerous times to find a recipe online with no success.  There is though an online pdf file that contains Arby's nutritional information and actual ingredients for Arby's offerings.  The ingredients for Red Ranch Sauce are: 


High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soybean Oil, Corn-Cider Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Distilled Vinegar, Water, Salt, Paprika, Spice, Beet Juice (for color), Onion (dehydrated), Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Garlic (dehydrated).

 

I believe the rule is that ingredient labels must list ingredients by highest amount first to lowest amount of an ingredient last.  So Red Ranch Sauce is mostly corn syrup!!  I suppose with some playing around in the kitchen one could come close to recreating the sauce. 

 

The URL for the pdf file is: 

http://cds.arbys.com/pdfs/nutrition/ingredient-allergens.pdf

post #15 of 24

I've eaten at Arby's lots over the years and never heard of Red Ranch Sauce - is it the same things as "Arby's Sauce?"  If so, I would suggest starting with something like catalina dressing and adjusting from there.  In DC there is something called "mumbo sauce."  It is found mostly (if not exclusively) at greasy Chinese carry-outs and served with fries, wings, on fried rice, etc.  At any rate, mumbo sauce has a similar flavor profile though it tends to be sweeter than Arby's sauce.  The good part is that there are lots and lots of recipes for mumbo sauce to be found on the web, so you could start with one of those recipes and adjust to increase the acidity and bite, and reduce the sweetness.  

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Edited by Antilope - 7/11/13 at 11:27am
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This was years ago but I discovered that another fast food restaurant's salad dressing tasted EXACTLY like Arby's Red Ranch. It was Burger King's French dressing. I chose it on a whim for my salad and noticed it tasted just like that sauce Arby uses on their Beef 'n' Cheddars. I haven't eaten at BK for years so I don't know if they still carry French dressing or the same French dressing but it made me ask for packets of their dressing everytime I used to eat there.

 

So I would guess French dressing is what we're after. But there seem to be many variations of French dressing. There's like an orange color kind Wishbone and Kraft sell and then I think there's a French vinaigrette that's more oil and herbs. I think what we're looking for is the basic red or amber red color. Oh and that Kraft Catalina dressing tastes NOTHING like Red Ranch. I bought it on the off chance that it would but it is disgusting. It's like some weird sweet & sour ketchup. Ecch.

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Edited by Antilope - 7/11/13 at 11:26am
post #19 of 24

Just an FYI about Red Ranch Sauce.

 

Arby's website does indeed list it as an ingredient on the Beef and Cheddar on its website, but there are several regions in the US where it does not come on that sandwich by default.  It's similar to how McDonald's cheeseburgers lack Ketchup in the NY area or how you might have difficulty ordering biscuits and gravy at a McDonalds in Oregon.

post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by northwood152 View Post

... I believe the rule is that ingredient labels must list ingredients by highest amount first to lowest amount of an ingredient last.  So Red Ranch Sauce is mostly corn syrup!!  I suppose with some playing around in the kitchen one could come close to recreating the sauce ...


 


Ingredients are listed in order by weight. It means that there is more high fructose corn syrup than soybean oil. It doesn't necessarily mean that HFCS makes up half or more of the product (although that could be true ... I don't eat at Arby's). Ingredient lists only tell you how much there is of each ingredient in relationship to the others.
post #21 of 24

I didn't realize there was so much confusion about this sauce. It's not Arby's sauce as I've seen some people claim.
Arby's red ranch sauce is simply sweet French dressing. Honey French dressing I've seen it called. I know this because back when Arby's used to have side salads I got one with their honey French dressing in a packet. As soon as I tasted it I knew that was what they put on the Beef 'n Cheddar sandwich.

 

post #22 of 24

@Rob Klossner I wasn't confused before, but now I am!  I've eaten at plenty of Arby's but never seen or heard of Red Ranch sauce.  On the other hand, I would describe Arby's sauce as being at least in the same family as French dressing, whereas you seem to draw a sharp distinction between Arby's sauce and Red Ranch sauce.  As a person who has experience with both, can you help clear things up by describing the differences?  Thanks!!

post #23 of 24
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@Rob Klossner I wasn't confused before, but now I am!  I've eaten at plenty of Arby's but never seen or heard of Red Ranch sauce.  On the other hand, I would describe Arby's sauce as being at least in the same family as French dressing, whereas you seem to draw a sharp distinction between Arby's sauce and Red Ranch sauce.  As a person who has experience with both, can you help clear things up by describing the differences?  Thanks!!

Haha no problem. As far as I know the "red ranch" as they call it only comes on the beef 'n cheddar sandwich. I'm not sure if it's on any regular roast beef sandwich. So if you haven't eaten the beef 'n cheddar you probably would never have had it. It is a sweet red sauce, like I said it was called honey French dressing when I got it with a salad. Arby's sauce is not sweet at all (at least to me) but is tangy; pretty much just a mild barbecue sauce. Next time you're at Arby's ask for a cup of red ranch - it doesn't come in packets - and compare it to the Arby's sauce. Do the Arby's you've been to have the "spicy 3-pepper" sauce? I love dipping fries in that. Let me know if I can help further.

post #24 of 24

Ingredients:

"Red Ranch Sauce"

 

Directions:

  1. Put all together in blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate.
  3. You're Welcome! :peace:
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