Best Burger Sauce


This burger sauce has a zippy flavor that goes well in sandwiches or as a fry dip. It's a tangy sauce that can be made spicy or milder for kids.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
2 1/2 cups

This tangy burger sauce will take homemade hamburgers up a notch. It’s also great with chips and fries!

Burger Sauce Ingredients

These are the simple ingredients you’ll need to make this restaurant-worthy burger sauce recipe: 

  • Condiments: A flavorful mixture of ketchup, mayonnaise, and mustard is the base.
  • Seasonings: This burger sauce recipe is seasoned with dried minced onion, dried minced garlic, and seasoned pepper. 
  • Hot sauce: Hot sauce (to taste) spices things up. 
  • Vinegar: A dash of vinegar adds a bit of zing and balances the other ingredients. 

How to Make Burger Sauce

Whisk all the ingredients together, then chill in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. That’s it! You’ll find the full, step-by-step recipe below. 

Can You Make Burger Sauce In Advance?

Yes! In fact, since allowing this burger sauce to sit undisturbed in the fridge will give the flavors time to meld together, it might actually be better to make this burger sauce a day or two in advance. 

How to Store Burger Sauce

Store the homemade burger sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“This sauce perfectly enhanced our already amazing fresh-ground burger on a just-baked brioche bun with homemade fries,” according to Sheri Wilson.

“This sauce is amazing,” raves andrewf. “I added about 1 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce and it added a great flavor.”

“This stuff rocks,” says basg101. “We'd never tried burger sauce before, but we'll be having it regularly now. It takes burgers to another level. I didn't have seasoned pepper, so I used a mixture of pepper and seasoned salt.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • ¼ cup prepared yellow mustard

  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion

  • ¼ teaspoon dried minced garlic

  • teaspoon white vinegar

  • hot sauce to taste

  • seasoned pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, onion, garlic, and vinegar in a bowl. Season with hot sauce and seasoned pepper.

  2. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

87 Calories
9g Fat
2g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 87
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 31mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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