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Homemade Burger Sauce

Burgers, Sauce -

Our man Matt is here to show you how he makes his own 'Classic Burger Sauce' and it's surprisingly easy...

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chicken burger with burger sauce running down the side

Prep: 5 Minutes

Cook: 5 Minutes

Total: 10 Minutes

Category: sauce

Skill: easy

Cuisine: American

Yield: Serves 4

This recipe was born out of necessity one evening after I hastily decided to make burgers for tea after a long day at work. I had made the burgers and they were cooking away beautifully on the griddle. The brioche buns were in the oven toasting nicely, when I opened the fridge to grab some sauce. Guess what?.. There wasn't any. To make matters even worse, I didn't have enough time to head to the shops to grab some (nor could I really be bothered to leave the house again). Anyway, the only sauce we had in the fridge was half a jar of mayo and some ketchup, which got me thinking... So, I did a brief bit of googling while the burgers finished cooking, chucked some mayo and ketchup together with a few other tasty bits and 'Bobs your uncle' we had a sauce. A proper burger sauce too. I mean, it tasted great, which was a little of a surprise. So if, like me, you've find yourself out of sauce, or you just want to start making your own homemade burger sauce, check out the recipe below. 

What Sauce Goes With Burgers?

Other than a 'Classic' burger sauce, sauces that go great on burgers are: barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, mayonnaise, blue cheese sauce, or even relishes/chutneys like, spicy tomato, caramelised onion. If you're really struggling for inspiration, why not try a jam like, sweet chilli, or even bacon jam. 

What is Burger Sauce Made of?

Burger sauce is usually made up of a combination of mayonnaise and ketchup, with some added seasonings like, salt, sugar, and even vinegar.

How Can I Thicken My BBQ Sauce?

Mix a tablespoon of corn flour with a tablespoon of cold water until it forms a paste. Stir in to your bbq sauce over heat until it thickens. Repeat if necessary.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp malt vinegar
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together until smooth.
  2. Pop a dollop on your burger. Job done.


  • If you're brave you could try adding some chilli powder to make your own spicy burger sauce.

Written by Matt Rhoades

Matt is our full time tea maker/web designer/delivery driver/butcher/accountant/social media man who you'll often find bickering with Dennis. Our MD with a passion for great meat and great customer service. When he's not at work he'll be creating recipes and probably barbecuing something somewhere, or making bacon jam. He loves it!!

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