This Homemade Burger Sauce truly couldn't be easier to make. What's best is you've probably got all the ingredients on hand already!
Cost: £1 / $1
Medium Sized Mixing Bowl
- 4 tbsp Full Fat Mayo
- 2 tbsp Ketchup
- 2 tsp Mustard (I use Dijon, but Classic Yellow works great)
- 2 tsp Pickle Juice (Gherkin in UK, Dill Pickle in US)
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Sugar (or to taste)
- 1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)
a) Pickle Juice - This serves two functions: first is to offer the classic pairing of burger and pickle, the second is to add acidity. I prefer my burger sauce smooth, but you could sub minced pickle and a different vinegar (i.e. white vinegar). If you don't have pickles/pickle juice on hand then you can just sub any acidity you have (i.e lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, white vinegar). Start with 1 tsp and adjust up. But pickle juice is definitely preferable.
b) Onion Powder - Again, I like my burger sauce smooth, hence the onion powder. You could however sub a small amount of finely minced shallot or white onion.
c) Flavour Preference - This sauce is very customisable, so do tweak to your tastebuds! I.e if you want more of a 'tangy' flavour consider upping the pickle juice, for more 'heat' consider more mustard. If you want it sweeter add a dash more sugar, or for a creamier sauce add more mayo etc.
d) Make Ahead - Making in advance and allow the sauce to rest will allow the flavours to marry together, especially if using dried onion. I usually rest my sauce for an hour before serving then keep leftovers tightly cover in the fridge for 3-4days (longer at your discretion).
e) Calories - Makes around 6 tbsp's worth, serving size is 1 tbsp. Calories for 1 tbsp using measurements in recipe card.
Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.56g | Protein: 0.22g | Fat: 6.99g | Saturated Fat: 1.084g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.133g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.595g | Trans Fat: 0.017g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 246mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2.81g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.11mg