Is A Red Ranch Sauce Good?

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The Americans are really in love with this sandwich chain and its dishes. There are around 3300 Arby’s spots in the US where one may eat the fattiest and the most delicious dishes of fast food. In 2017 this chain of fast food was named the second largest in the United States after the Subway restaurant range. So, when you come to the US, make sure to drop into its eating spot and enjoy the best meal.

What Is on an Arby’s Beef and Cheddar?

A classical recipe of Arby’s beef and cheddar sandwich has got their well-known and appreciated roast beef, which got the sauce with cheddar cheese on the top and the savory Red Ranch sauce, all this is served on a tastiest toasted roll with onions. That’s a really incredible sandwich to eat, but the calories are really plentiful in such a dish, so if you prefer counting every calorie or keep to a very healthy style of life, be careful in trying this sandwich. It’s quite fatty! But from time to time you may treat yourself with some not very healthy but extremely tasty beefy sandwich.

What is Arby’s Red Ranch Made of?

The main ingredients of the famous Red Ranch sauce are easy to see online or at the restaurant of this range. If you are thinking about making the same sauce, here are the ingredients for it:

Corn syrup with high fructose content, tomato paste, oil from soy beans, distilled vinegar, vinegar from corn cider, paprika, water, spices, salt, xanthan gum, juice of beet for coloring, polypropylene glycol alginate, natural flavor, dehydrated onion and garlic (you might use garlic and onion powder at home). It’s a sweet type of sauce and there are multiple variants of recipes trying to imitate the famous sauce when making it at home. They taste similar but still it’s not the true sauce from Arby’s.

How Many Calories are in Arby’s Red Ranch Sauce?

In one portion of the Red Ranch sauce, which is served at a restaurant commonly, there are seventy -two calories and they might be broken down to sixty- nine per cent of fat content, thirty-one per cent of carbs and zero per cent of proteins.

Arby’s Red Ranch Nutrition Facts

As you already know there are seventy-two calories in one portion served at a spot, there are around five grams of fat, five grams of carbs and zero amount of proteins. As to the other nutrition indices: there are one gram of saturated and one gram of trans fat. There is no cholesterol content in the sauce, there is around 100 mg of sodium, around four grams of sugars. As to the vitamins, the sauce contains vitamin A (around 1 per cent).

Are Red Ranch and Arby’s Sauce the Same Thing?

Not really, red ranch sauce is one of the sauces used in Arby’s restaurants. They also have got various sauce types, like a barbeque sauce, for instance. So, speaking about the Red Ranch, which is a sweet tomato sauce with some special ingredients, you had better not name it Arby’s as it might cause some confusion.

Red Ranch Sauce Buckthorn

There is another variant of the Red Ranch sauce served and made in a barbecue chain Buckthorn Grill. This chain is a range of restaurants specialized in cooking barbecue dishes, smoked, charred and roasted types of meat and fish together with salad and drinks. They have got a full menu and they always cook fresh dishes with the freshest and best quality ingredients.

Arby’s Roast Beef Recipe

There are several imitating recipes of the delicious fast food sandwiches from Arby’s, which you might like and try to make at home. But if you are too lazy or tired to do that, just drop into the Arby’s for a snack:

here are some videos of recipes of Arby’s famous dish if you prefer watching to reading:


Red Ranch Recipe

There is one recipe of the famous sauce, and though it’s not from the restaurant, you will definitely love it.

This sauce comes with plenty of oil and the Arby’s use a stabilizer for keeping the ingredients together with oil, the xanthan gum. Here the amount of oil is decreased for making the sauce without a stabilizer:

  • Three forth of a cup of ketchup
  • Half a cup of corn syrup
  • Half a cup of vinegar from cider
  • Three eighth of a cup of oil
  • One fourth of a cup of sugar
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • Half a teaspoon of paprika
  • One fourth of a teaspoon of onion powder or dehydrated onion
  • One eighth of a teaspoon of pepper
  • One eighth of a teaspoon of garlic powder or dehydrated garlic

All these ingredients should be mixed together and then simmered until they acquire the needed consistency and taste. Don’t forget to stir the sauce while cooking it, it’s very important to do to avoid burning or getting lumps in it. So, the sauce is ready to be served to some smoked or roasted meat of fish, sometimes even some grilled veggies.

As you see this sauce isn’t hard to make at all and it needs buying the necessary ingredients and a little patience for tasting it with the dishes. If you don’t have any idea where to find garlic or onion powder, try to get caramelized onion for that purpose or think about the other possible substitutes. But if you do the proper searching at the stores you will find the desirable powder for making this wonderful sauce.

Don’t be afraid to experiment at home and try fast food recipes at home, they are as delicious at home as they are at a restaurant and, it’s fun eating them with the family, kids or guests. It’s also cheaper to make them at home than spending a big sum at the Arby’s or Buckthorn Grill’s.

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