Burger sauce

Delicious sauce for burgers in under 10 minutes. It sounds almost too easy, but it’s true! When burgers are on the table, nothing should be missing, including a good burger sauce that can add that final touch. If you’re curious to see how easily you can make the best burger sauce, then read on and get our recipe.

The best homemade burger sauce

The perfect burger with homemade sauce

I love a good hamburger, and fortunately, the rest of the family does too. When we have hamburgers on the menu at home, we usually serve them with crispy fries and a good homemade sauce.

For me, the sauce is what adds that final touch to the burger. A good mix of salt, tanginess, raw onions, and pickles provides a bit of crunch.

But what makes the perfect burger? The bun plays a big role; I think it should be a brioche bun, with a lovely buttery flavor that melts in your mouth!

The patty should preferably be grilled, medium-cooked, and juicy. A slice of cheese doesn’t hurt either; I usually add it to the patty at the end when grilling.

Raw or sautéed onions, a slice of tomato, a lettuce leaf, and the icing on the cake, the burger sauce.

burger sauce in bowl

Ingredient notes

Mayonnaise – Homemade or Hellmann’s. Choose the one you prefer.

Ketchup – I use Heinz. The ketchup contributes to the right flavor of the sauce.

Worcestershire Sauce – Adds a good spicy flavor.

Chili Sauce – Find one that suits your taste. It adds a bit of spice to the sauce, but it shouldn’t be too strong.

Mustard – Sweet French mustard or Dijon.

Pickles – They can be homemade or store-bought.

Capers and Onions – Provide good flavor, tanginess, sharpness, and a bit of texture, which is really delicious.

Garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika – These spices help achieve the perfect flavor.

Salt, pepper, and sugar – It’s important to season the sauce well. You’ll need to use salt, pepper, and sugar to balance the flavor perfectly.

How to make burger sauce?

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s so easy to make your very own burger sauce that you’ll never need to buy a pre-made one again.

You can adjust the quantities to suit your taste.

Start by finely chopping an onion, then chop the capers and pickles finely as well. In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients, and add the chopped onions, capers, and pickles. Mix everything thoroughly and taste it, adding extra salt, pepper, and sugar if necessary. Put the burger sauce in a jar and refrigerate it until needed.

Find the full recipe further down this page.

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Frequently asked questions

How should the sauce be stored?

The sauce should be stored in the refrigerator. You can keep it for a few days if it’s not all consumed. Put it in a jar with a lid or an airtight plastic container.

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Tips and tricks for the recipe

  • Taste the sauce thoroughly. Use both salt, pepper, and sugar, and potentially more of the spices if you feel it needs a little extra. It should have a balanced flavor, but a slight spiciness is welcome.

Serving suggestions

  • Serve in homemade burgers with a juicy patty, some greens, and a slice of cheese.
  • Also, use the sauce on a pizza with beef and salad; it tastes amazingly good.

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Recipe for sauce for homemade burgers

Here’s the food lovers’ version of a classic burger sauce or burger mayo. It has a wonderful flavor in perfect balance.

Next time burgers are on the menu, make your very own burger sauce using our recipe. We certainly hope you’ll feel tempted to give it a try.

The best homemade burger sauce

Burger sauce

Recipe for burger sauce
An easy and delicious homemade sauce for burgers. Delight the whole family with homemade burgers featuring juicy patties, lettuce, bacon, cheese, and of course, a good sauce that adds the finishing touch.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 138 kcal


  • 1.5 dl mayonnaise
  • 1.5 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce to taste, can be omitted
  • 1 tbsp mustard sweet French mustard or Dijon
  • 3 tbsp pickles
  • ½ tbsp capers
  • 1 tbsp onion
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Finely chop the pickles. Drain the capers and finely chop them. Finely chop the onion.
    3 tbsp pickles, ½ tbsp capers, 1 tbsp onion
  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and stir thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    1.5 dl mayonnaise, 1.5 tbsp ketchup, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp chili sauce, 1 tbsp mustard, ¼ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp onion powder, ½ tsp paprika, ½ tsp sugar, Salt, Pepper
  • Transfer to a jar and refrigerate until needed, or enjoy immediately in a tasty burger.


Serving: 1personCalories: 138kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 277mgPotassium: 52mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Burger sauce, Sauce for burgers
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