Chipotle Ranch + Weekly Menu Plan with El Monterey

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I’m the first one to admit that life can be pretty crazy. With a house full of kids going to school, sports practices, piano lessons and church activities, things can get pretty chaotic. With more chaos comes more stress, but I really do not enjoy feeling stressed so I’m constantly trying to come up with ways to make things less stressful. 😉

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I know for some, dinners can be a stressful part of the week. The family is hungry, you have little time to cook, and trying to come up with something to eat that you have all the ingredients for can be a little taxing. One of the best things I have done to make this time easier is using Weekly Menu Planner. This planner has helped in so many ways. I always know what is going on the weekly grocery list when I have all my meals planned out. Come dinner time, I always know what is on the schedule and know that I’ll have all the ingredients for the dishes. Overall, I am less stressed when it is all planned out and organized. Having said that, I still like to plan super quick meals that take little to no effort, especially for our “super busy days.” On those days, I like to use some of my favorite El Monterey products to come to the rescue. These products are filled with real ingredients like fresh-baked flour tortillas and real beans and cheese. So, when you’re in need of a quick, convenient dinner made with real food, their burritos, taquitos, chimichangas and tamales have the family covered.

El Monterey Taquitos and Burritos - some of the kids' favorite after school snacks!

Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip - perfect for appetizers and dipping and even great for salads!

We don’t only use these products because they have real ingredients, we use them because my kids love them!! They especially enjoy the Bean and Cheese Burritos and the Chicken and Cheese Taquitos. We can throw these in the microwave and have them done in minutes or put them in the oven and have delicious food ready with very little effort. Sometimes, I will cook up some of our favorite Mexican Rice to go with the dish, or will make one of our favorite Mexican dips. Recently, I tried a new recipe for Chipotle Ranch that was so simple and was perfect for Taquitos on one of our busier weeknights. Here is the recipe:

Chipotle Ranch Dip Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip - perfect for appetizers and dipping and even great for salads!
Course Dressing
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 504 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ranch dressing mix
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 chipotle pepper from can in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in the blender and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve. ENJOY!

Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip - perfect for appetizers and dipping and even great for salads!

My kids are dippers, which means they love having yummy dips for all their dinners. This Chipotle Ranch was perfect for the taquitos. It does have a bit of a nip, so if your family is sensitive to spice, you may just want to add a little bit of the Adobo sauce and not add the actual pepper when you are blending the dip ingredients together. 😉

Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip - perfect for appetizers and dipping and even great for salads!

I also loved the Chipotle Ranch with El Monterey’s tamales. Often times we add salsa on top, but the ranch dip was delicious with the hearty tamales.

El Monterey Tamales

Since life can get so hectic, it’s always good to have some order in the week. Using the Menu Planner can really help, and using yummy products like El Monterey can be super helpful for moms that are busy and have a full house. We like to use them for after school snacks, or when we’re on the run and on our way to soccer practice. The whole family loves them!

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Easy Chipotle Ranch Dip - perfect for appetizers and dipping and even great for salads!



Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Hello there!
    i never heard about chipotle pepper from can in adobo sauce, but i would like to taste that recipe.
    can i fix this ?

    1. If you google chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, it will show you what the can looks like, so you know what to look for. I hope that helps you! It is really delicious! Hope you find it!

  2. 5 stars
    My Mother-In-Law is out of town right now but once she gets back I have to make this for her! tHERE IS NO WAY SHE WOULDN’T LOVE THIS! tHANK YOU !

  3. 5 stars
    Made this last night to go with chicken fingers. It was excellent! I’ve been looking for a sauce like the chipotle sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings… this will do the trick!! THanks!