Sides

Wendy’s Chili

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. Late one night I went down a YouTube rabbit hole and found the amazing world of 1980-90s fast food training videos. One of the standout videos is Wendy’s “Grill Skills” that teaches new employees how to grill Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers. One thing that might stand out in this video is that fact burgers that break or have been left on the grill for too long are ground up and frozen to use in chili later. Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas… Read More »Wendy’s Chili

BRC Bacon Jam

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. I spent the Summer of 2012 working in Houston. Most of that time was spent between office building and hotels with plenty of sweaty commutes in between. At night, I had a small group of friends that liked to meet up on Washington Avenue. My favorite place of all was a gastropub called BRC which had a great menu, great drinks, and a terrifying bathroom. My favorite thing was the bacon jam. They would serve it on burgers and sandwiches,… Read More »BRC Bacon Jam

Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw

Don’t want to hear the backstory? Jump straight to the recipe. January 18, 2016 was a sad day for fans of Chick-fil-A cole slaw. The company announced that it was removing cole slaw from its menu to make room for more items. This was a devastating blow to Chick-fil-A fans who needed to get their creamy cabbage fix somewhere else. Chick-fil-A along with their announcement released a recipe that you can make at home though. At the secret-sauce.net test kitchen, we’ve been using this recipe for the last couple of years… Read More »Chick-fil-A Cole Slaw