Cajun Thousand Island Dressing

cajun thousand island dressing with bacon bits poured over lettuce and tomatoes

It doesn’t get any better than homemade salad dressing and it doesn’t get any easier than this. Take a new look at the classic Thousand Island dressing…everybody loves it and they will love it even more when you give it a Cajun twist. Of course its great on all sorts of salads, but its also fantastic on sandwiches and burgers or just as a dipping sauce.

cajun thousand island dressing in a bowl
Cajun Thousand Island Dressing
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Wake up your salad with the Cajun cousin of this classic dressing. This creamy dressing has a slight kick and is so good you'll want to use it as a dipping sauce and on sandwiches and burgers. Its just that good.
Servings Prep Time
16 Servings 15 Minutes
Calories per Serving
60
Servings Prep Time
16 Servings 15 Minutes
Calories per Serving
60
cajun thousand island dressing in a bowl
Cajun Thousand Island Dressing
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Wake up your salad with the Cajun cousin of this classic dressing. This creamy dressing has a slight kick and is so good you'll want to use it as a dipping sauce and on sandwiches and burgers. Its just that good.
Servings Prep Time
16 Servings 15 Minutes
Calories per Serving
60
Servings Prep Time
16 Servings 15 Minutes
Calories per Serving
60
Here's What You Need
Here's What You Do
  1. MIx all ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and set in the refrigerator for one hour up to overnight.
Recipe Notes

This can get kind of spicy. First, the Creole seasoning may contain cayenne pepper and raw garlic will have its own kind of heat, so give it a taste before you add the white pepper, the cayenne pepper or the garlic to make sure it's to your liking. Of course, if you like it spicy, go for it!

This recipe yields about 1 cup of dressing and is easy to increase.  I am using 1 tablespoon per serving.

You can serve this right away but its better to let the flavors all come together-at least an hour, four hours is better and overnight is best!

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Thousand Island Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.005g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.004g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Potassium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 0.03g 0%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 0.1%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Darn Good Baked Beans

Pork and Beans
Darn Good Baked Beans
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These baked beans will be the hit of the back yard BBQ or just a weeknight burger or hot dog night. Sweet and tangy sauce, made from dark brown sugar, ketchup and mustard, doctors up plain ole' pork and beans into something memorable. Bring these the next time you have to bring a "side" to the party, everyone will rave!
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Calories Per Serving
10Servings 15Minutes 3 1/2hours 195
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This Is What You Do
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Chop all the vegetables and set aside. Mix the fixins' in a small bowl making sure to break up any lumps from the brown sugar. Set the fixins' aside.
  3. In an oven-safe heavy dutch oven with a lid, fry the bacon over medium high heat until almost crispy and plenty of fat has been rendered, then remove from the pan leaving the bacon grease. Lower the heat to medium low and sauté the onions and peppers in the bacon grease until starting to caramelize. Add the garlic and stir until aromatic.
  4. Add the beans and mix all together. Increase the heat until it comes to a simmer for a few minutes.
  5. While it's simmering, fill one of the cans with water, and pour from can to can to get all the juice out, then set it aside.
  6. Mix in the fixins' and combine completely. Add about 1/2 can of the water and increase the heat to bring it to a boil, set the remaining water aside. Cook on a slow boil for about 5 minutes. Add back the bacon.
  7. Place in a 300 degree oven, covered for about three hours total. Stir every hour or so making sure to scrape the beans off the side and bottom, Add more water from the reserved can depending on how thick you like your beans.
Recipe Notes

To save time:

1.) use saved bacon grease from prior cooked bacon

2.) you can use vegetable or olive oil instead of bacon

3.) saute' onions and bell peppers just until clear, don't take them all the way to caramelization.

4.) skip the baking-just simmer on low, covered on top of the stove for 30 minutes or however long you have.

5.) cook fully or partially a day in advance.