Betty's Versatile Catalina Dressing

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Jan. 31, 2013

In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Catalina Dressing. This is a versatile dressing and can be used as a salad dressing or drizzled over tomatoes or bean salad. It can also be used as a marinade for beef, pork, poultry, or fish and makes a lovely dipping sauce for French fries, fried onions, and other deep-fried foods.


Sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Ketchup 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vinegar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vegetable oil 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Onion 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , finely chopped
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Dry mustard 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Paprika 1/2 Teaspoon
Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon



1. In a jar with airtight lid, combine sugar, ketchup, vinegar, oil, onion, and salt.

2. Drop mustard, garlic salt, paprika, and oregano. Shake well until well blended.

3. Pop the dressing in refrigerator and allow it to chill.


4. Serve it on green salad or use it as marinade or dipping sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 1333Calories from Fat 978

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 111 g170.8%

Saturated Fat 14 g70%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4134 mg172.25%

Total Carbohydrates 87 g29%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 81 g

Protein 1 g2%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet