Best Burger Sauce

Best Burger Sauce

51 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 5 m
Recipe by  devilcook

“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 yields 2 1/2 cups



  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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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!



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.

Sarah Jo

Sarah Jo

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.

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Amount Per Serving (20 total)

  • Calories
  • 87 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8.9 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 2.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 166 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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