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20 Best Burger Sauces (+ Easy Recipes)

Just imagine these tantalizing burger sauces oozing all over that juicy patty!

Nothing beckons you to the grill like a thick burger. And these sauces are the legendary condiments they need.

Ranch Dressing Sauce in a Jar Dripping from a Spoon, A Bowl of Salad in the  Background
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There’s everything from In-n-Out sauce to spicy mustard to the best bacon jam you’ve had in your life. 

Beef, turkey, fish, or veggie, no matter the type of patty, there’s a sauce here for it. 

Give your burger a flavor boost with these scrumptious burger sauces. You can thank me after you eat. 

1. Burger King Zesty Sauce

Fire up that grill because it’s time to bust out this sauce for an epic burger recipe!

Like many of you, I wish Burger King bottled up their zesty sauce.

Since they don’t, I tinkered around in the kitchen until I cracked the code.

So what’s the secret? Three drops of soy sauce and horseradish. 

There’s no need to hoard extra packets anymore. Now, you can make it at home any time you want.

2. Special Burger Sauce

Mayo and mustard are fine on a burger. But if you want that wow factor, you need more than that. 

So here’s this special sauce. It’s a copycat Heinz recipe that’s better than the real stuff. 

It skips all those hard-to-pronounce ingredients for ones you understand.

Using whole egg mayo and yellow mustard as the base, you add a few more pantry staples.

Then, boom, you have this special sauce!

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3. Epic Burger Sauce

Creating an epic burger sauce doesn’t have to be a big fuss. Just take it from this sauce. 

Pickle juice, paprika, and garlic flavor the mayo and ketchup base. Add cayenne for a kick and that’s it. 

I’m guessing you have all those ingredients in your kitchen right now. So what are you waiting for? 

Let’s make this epic sauce and eat!

4. Spicy Horseradish Burger Sauce

The pungent kick of horseradish does wonders to complement beef, and so does this sauce.

It’s a zesty creamy condiment that will have you drooling as much as the burger. 

The heat factor is adjustable, so you can kick it up or tone it down.

For all the keto and paleo eaters out there, it’s diet-approved, too.

5. Copycat In-N-Out Sauce

In-N-Out has a reputation for a reason, it’s their sauce. 

That special sauce put them on the map. Just ask anyone from the West coast. 

The fast-food chain is also famous for their long drive-thru lines.

Luckily, you can skip right to the front with this copycat recipe.

You’re just 5 minutes away from In-N-Out sauce!

6. Big Mac Sauce

McDonald’s sells millions of Big Macs each year. This isn’t a surprise because those juicy burgers are crave-worthy!

Yet, they wouldn’t be the same without the sauce. 

With mayo, relish, mustard, barbecue sauce, vinegar, and spices, you can make your own. 

7. Shake Shack Sauce

What is it about Shake Shack’s sauce that’s so addicting? I can’t get enough of that stuff. 

If you feel the same, you’ll be ecstatic about this recipe. It unlocks the secret to that creamy, tangy delight. 

Now all you need is a juicy beef patty, lettuce, and tomato for a legit ShackBurger. 

8. Homemade BBQ Sauce

Creating the ultimate barbecue burger starts with the spices. After that, you need the right sauce.

And fellow barbecue burger lovers, this is it.

It’s got that sweet tang that will leave you weak in the knees. And it only takes 15 minutes!

It yields a large serving so you should have plenty. Although, that depends on your barbecue needs. 

9. Chipotle Mayo

Chipotle mayo is an all-around crowd-pleaser. 

It’s a little spicy, noticeably smokey, definitely creamy, and full of flavor. 

Best of all, it will only take 5 minutes out of your day.

So you can spend more time flipping burgers and tossing back a cold one with old friends. 

10. Spicy Garlic Aioli

Why settle for mayo when you can have this aioli?

Aioli always sounds so fancy. But when you get down to it, it’s really an elbow-on-the-table sort of condiment. 

After all, it is mayo, which is such a beloved favorite.

To make yours spicy, use cayenne. For the garlicky kick, use fresh garlic cloves and garlic powder. 

11. Heinz Chili Sauce

Heinz chili sauce is like the grown-up version of ketchup. 

Like regular ketchup, it’s sweet and tangy, yet the spice combination takes it up another notch.

Don’t let the name fool you, though. This burger sauce is mild on the heat. 

You can slather this all over your meaty burger without burning your mouth.  

12. Keto Bacon Mayo

Just think how good a fat juicy burger will taste smothered in this bacon mayo. 

This keto-friendly spread is a delectable low-carb option. 

Bacon grease emulsifies with the egg yolk to give it a fatty, salty flavor.

You just need a dash of mustard and apple cider vinegar to make it pop.

I’m thinking lettuce, tomato, cheese, thick slices of bacon, and grilled onions too. Does anyone else want one?

13. Outback Ranch Dressing

Don’t you just wish Outback bottled up their ranch to go? It’s the creme de la creme of ranch dressing. 

If you love it too, I have some very good news. You can make a big batch at home!

Making it from scratch is as easy as gathering your ingredients, pouring, and mixing.

Pack it in an air-tight container and it will last in the fridge for a week.

This way, you can have plenty for your burgers, salads, and french fries.

14. Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Garlic Mayo

Guys, I think I found my latest addiction. 

It’s robust, creamy, spicy, and the garlic is no joke. It uses an entire head of that wonderful allium. 

That alone will send garlic lovers running to the kitchen, or more importantly, the grill because it’s so good on a burger. 

Veggie, beef, or turkey burgers, this mayo will add a bold flavor. It’s also a spectacular dipper for your fries.

15. Best Bacon Jam

Bacon jam is what dreams are made of. 

It’s not like the standard thick jam you smear on your toast. The consistency is more like a chutney. 

As for the flavor, it’s out of this world! 

The way the bacon and caramelized onions meld with coffee, brown sugar, and balsamic is drool-worthy. 

Forget the other burger toppings. Bacon jam is all you need. 

16. Homemade Pesto Sauce

Veggie and salmon burgers just found their new match!

This popping sauce will add a fresh burst of flavor to your burger.

Sure, you could just grab a bottle from the store and call it a day.

But store-bought pesto has nothing on this stuff. 

Once you make it from scratch, there’s no turning back. 

17. Homemade Ketchup

Ketchup is a classic condiment. Say what you will, but you know it has a time and a place. 

And that’s with a burger and fries!

The only downside is store-bought bottles tend to be full of unwanted preservatives. 

That’s why you need my secret recipe. It uses real ingredients you can pronounce. 

Plus, you get a big batch for all your burger and fried food needs.

18. Spicy Hot Mustard

Spicy mustard lovers, I didn’t forget about you. I was just saving one of the best for last. 

Regular mustard is fine and all. Spicy hot mustard, though, is what belongs on your burger. 

This six-ingredient sauce combines pantry staples for a zesty condiment. And it only takes 5 minutes.

With a recipe this easy, you can have it ready for your hot dogs and sandwiches too.

19. Easy Tomato Jam

Tomato jam is like a fancy ketchup you’ll want to spread on everything. 

It has a nice balance between sweet, savory, spiced, and spicy. 

Spread it on a burger with goat cheese and bacon.

It’s a unique flavor combination that you’ll find addicting.

20. Best Teriyaki Sauce

When I get a hankering for umami beef, I turn to this teriyaki sauce. 

It adds an Asian flare that’s undeniably irresistible, and it couldn’t be easier.

You simply simmer all the ingredients and let the sauce cool. 

If you need some fun burger topping inspiration, I make mine Hawaiian-style.

Another way I like it is with mushrooms and onion rings. 

However you make it, I just know it will be great!

20 Best Burger Sauces (+ Easy Recipes)

Jazz up your burger with one of these incredible burger sauces! From Big Mac sauce to a Shake Shack copycat to garlic aioli, each one brings a welcome dose of flavor.


  • Burger King Zesty Sauce

  • Special Burger Sauce

  • Epic Burger Sauce

  • Spicy Horseradish Burger Sauce

  • Copycat In-n-Out Sauce

  • Big Mac Sauce

  • Shake Shack Sauce

  • Homemade BBQ Sauce

  • Chipotle Mayo

  • Spicy Garlic Aioli

  • Heinz Chili Sauce

  • Keto Bacon Mayo

  • Outback Ranch Dressing

  • Sun-Dried Tomato and Roasted Garlic Mayo

  • Best Bacon Jam

  • Homemade Pesto Sauce

  • Homemade Ketchup

  • Spicy Hot Mustard

  • Easy Tomato Jam

  • Best Teriyaki Sauce


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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