Best Burger Sauce Recipe -
Best Burger Sauce Recipe

Best Burger Sauce

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"This tangy sauce has a zip that goes well with a burger or as a fry dip. It is versatile and can be spicy or a kid-friendly sauce."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, onion, garlic, and vinegar in a bowl. Season with hot sauce and seasoned pepper to taste. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2009

With the exception of eliminating the hot sauce and using garlic powder instead of the dried minced garlic, I followed the remaining ingredients and measurements as the recipe directs. Actually, I have to disagree with those who commented this sauce tasted like McDonald's -in my opinion it's much BETTER than McDonald's, if only for the reason that it is not nearly as sweet. Hubby is a hamburger with ketchup purist, but accomodated me by trying this. After a few bites of his burger I asked him what he thought of the sauce, assuming he'd remain loyal to his ketchup. He told me I should make it again. Ha! I thought the taste of the mustard was a little too evident, but he disagreed, liking it just the way it was. We both agreed the wee bit of vinegar provided just the right tang. While it may never make ketchup take a back seat, this was definitely a nice change - loved the blend of ingredients! Much better than simply mixing mayo with ketchup and pickle relish. Glad I tried this!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 12, 2011

I was really expecting to like this based on the mostly rave reviews, but I really didn't care for the flavor of it, myself. The mustard was too strong.

Apr 20, 2009

Wow! The name says it all. This is the best burger sauce! I scaled this down to 5 servings and followed it exactly. I used Frank's Red Hot for the hot sauce and it was delicious. It does taste just like McDonald's Big Mac sauce. I used this on "The Perfect Basic Burger" from this site. I can't wait to try this again and I'm not one to use a bunch of sauces or condiments on burgers, but this one really is good.

Aug 03, 2008

This was awesome! WAY better than the other burger sauce I made from this site. I added about a 1/2 cup of chopped pickles and 1/2 tsp. of horseradish to this recipe. Turned out great. Make sure you REALLY like burger sauce. This recipe makes a ton. EDITED 08/03/08: After letting this sit in the fridge for about a week and a half, this is DAMN close to McDonald's Big Mac Sauce. I think it's better having sit. Everyone should try to make this once. Much better than your boring old mayo/ketchup mix.

May 18, 2010

This sauce is AWSESOME!!! I followed the advice of preparing it 3 days in advance and it was so much different and better than how it tasted the day of making it (even though it tasted pretty good then too!) My husband was in love with it immediately when he tasted it on his burger. As a matter of fact, he said if I lose this recipe he doesn't ever want a burger again! =] A+++

Nov 30, 2010

ABSOLUTELY amazing!!! As a college student I didn't have vinegar or onion powder on hand. Other than that I followed the rest of the ingredients and instead of minced garlic, I used garlic powder- and it came out perfectly YUMMY!! So to those few who do not have vinegar and minced onion on hand, No Worries!!!!!

Feb 09, 2011

wow! im not big on mixed up ketchup mayo mustard stuff but this was so good. i did add some chopped sweet pickle because i was trying to make it like the sauce on jumbo jacks. it was exceptional and even my husband said wow thats good stuff. it makes alot and i scaled it down to 5 servings. i will def make this again. it was better after it chilled in the fridge a couple hours but it was good after i made it too. thanks so much.

Jun 27, 2012

I did everything just like the recipe said and it was wonderful ...NO modifying!! That is always annoying to me. But I use two weeks later. I add this to a meatloaf after I had a grate Burger for fun, I'am going to make some more mealoafs. THAT WAS SOOO GOOD !! THAT YOU.....6-7 STARS


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  • Calories
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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