Burger Sauce is an easy and delicious condiment recipe made with mayo, ketchup, mustard, relish, and spices that add so much flavor to any burger, sandwich, or even fries!
Skip the traditional ketchup and mustard combo because this Burger Sauce Recipe is the only “special sauce” you’ll ever need to up your homemade burger game and have everyone asking for the recipe!
What Is It?
Most places call it special, house, or secret sauce. And the ingredients can vary from restaurant to restaurant. But generally, Burger Sauce is a creamy orange sauce made with a ketchup and mayonnaise base, spices, and additional mix-ins.
We’ve all heard of McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce (which might just be Thousand Island dressing), and Chick-fil-a Sauce, and many other places serve up their variation of the popular condiment as well. Not to mention every condiment company seems to have launched a Burger Sauce product in the last year.
But this version is what I believe to be the best signature sauce for burgers and beyond! It’s cheap and easy to make and tastes incredibly delicious too!
This recipe is so easy, plus you can and should make it in advance so the flavor can really build! This sauce adds so much flavor to your burger, I promise you won’t’ be sorry!
How To Make It:
- Add mayonnaise, ketchup, sriracha, dijon mustard, relish, minced garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper to a small bowl.
- Whisk or stir together the ingredients until fully combined.
- Cover and store in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 2 weeks. Serve on burgers, sandwiches, and more!
What Does It Taste Like?
It’s creamy with a touch of heat thanks to the sriracha and smoked paprika and a vinegar zing from the ketchup and pickles.
Burger Sauce Substitutions:
- Relish: I prefer a tangy dill relish in this sauce, but if you already have a sweet pickle relish in the fridge, that will work just as well.
- Mustard: Dijon gives this sauce a bit more spice than traditional yellow mustard, but using the yellow variety will still make a delicious sauce.
- Paprika: I love using smoked paprika in this recipe because it provides a wonderful pop of heat. However, if you only have traditional paprika, that will work too. You can always add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper for spice if needed.
Is It Vegan?
No, it’s not. It’s made with mayonnaise which is made from eggs. However, you could use a Vegan Mayo to make it so.
Can You Eat It When Pregnant?
Yes, it is! Just make sure to use mayonnaise that is made with pasteurized eggs to make this sauce recipe.
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- In a small bowl, mix the ingredients until well combined.
- Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours for the flavor to build before using for best taste.
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Yellow mustard may be used in place of Dijon.
- Sweet relish can be used instead of dill.
- Regular paprika may be used instead of smoked. Cayenne pepper may be added to replace heat.
- Recipe adapted from Dawn Whitted’s Oven Burgers.