Thursday, February 3, 2011

Jalapeno Ranch aka {Chuys Sauce}

This next dip is one of my favorites. I love me some creamy jalapeno dip {aka Chuy's sauce}. I thought while you were at the store getting the cilantro for the queso you might as well grab an extra bundle to make this dip.

1 pkg Ranch dressing mix
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
1/2-1 cup of milk
1 bunch of cilantro
4 tablespoons of pickled jalapenos
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp of granulated garlic (I've used fresh garlic and it gives you crazy dragon breath the next day.)
1 tablespoon of lime juice.

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and run it until you get a smooth consistency. I add the first 1/2 cup of milk before blending and slowly add the rest while blending until I get the consistency I'm wanting.The dip always thickens once refrigerated.
This is one of those recipe's you might have to scoop out a bit and give it a taste to see if you need to add anything. I typically end up adding more jalapenos as I go. If you use pickled jalapenos you might want to cut back on the lime juice. The pickled jalapenos have a tangy flavor because of the vinegar and it can get to strong with the added lime juice.
Oh yummy! I can't wait to eat some of this. This is a dangerous dip for me to make if I'm home alone and not taking it anywhere because I just can't control myself.

I eat this with extra thin tortilla chips but my husband likes it with potato chips. can't go wrong.


  1. This one is my favorite!!! Love, love LOVE it!! Thanks for posting it. Better yet....I'll be down for a visit later this month :) Nancy

  2. Oh! It even looks like Chuy's sauce! Way to go!

  3. Yummy! I just made your recipe but omitted the jalapenos (I know probably the best part but I'm preggie and hot peppers aren't my friend). Thanks for the recipe!