I know I have said it before but I figured it was only right that I mention once again that around here, we like to eat. Since meeting Alex back in 2006, I have developed a new love for food, trying new things and even getting creative in the kitchen and coming up with our own dishes.
Most of the time when we are eating a meal, I have to have my Hidden Valley Ranch in a small bowl next to my plate for dipping. Seriously, I love to dip everything in ranch dressing and no, it’s not a Wisconsin thing. It started back when I was pregnant with Zack. Back then I used to only dip french fries in it but now I have graduated to sandwiches, burgers, onion rings, chicken nuggest, mozzarella sticks, veggies, and more!
Yes, it is very possible that I may have a problem.
Now that I am trying to eat better and lose weight, we have been creating new meals and of course, I’m still trying to get my ranch fix in there somehow.
Hidden Valley Ranch recently launched a line of new flavored ranch dressings, so we picked up a few bottles on our latest trip to Walmart.
I snagged a bottle of Avocado, Sweet Chili and Roasted Garlic because I figured I could find a way to incorporate each of them into a meal.
Our latest creation is Hidden Valley Roasted Garlic Ranch Meatballs and they were absolutely delicious!
I loved being able to satisfy my craving for ranch as well as coming up with a meal the whole family enjoyed.
You can recreate our Hidden Valley Roasted Garlic Ranch Meatballs in just a few simple steps.
First, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1lb lean ground beef
- 1/2 cup of plain breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons of Hidden Valley Garlic Roasted Ranch Dressing
- Pinch of salt
(We also made Spicy Sweet Chili Ranch Meatballs using the same recipe but just added 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper and 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes).
To get started, measure out all of your ingredients in a mixing bowl.
After you have everything in the bowl, mix it together really well. Once it is all mixed together it should be nice and sticky.
Next, using a spoon, grab clumps of the mixture to roll into meatballs using your hands and place them on a broiler pan.
When you have all of your meatballs rolled set oven to broil (high if you have the option) and cook for 5 minutes and then flip and put them back in for another 5 minutes.
Before removing them from the oven, use a meat thermometer to make sure your internal temperature is at least 160°.
If the internal temp is correct, remove the meatballs from the oven and let cool for a few minutes.
Once they are done, drizzle with a little Hidden Valley Roasted Garlic Ranch and enjoy!
I’m already looking forward to making them again!
You can find all 5 of the new Hidden Valley Ranch flavors at Walmart.
Which flavor do you want to try?