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4.97 from 29 votes

Burger Sauce

The best burger sauce recipe made with just 7 simple ingredients! It's sweet and tangy, creamy with a little crunch, and just like your favorite hamburger sauce from restaurants and fast-food chains. Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Burger Sauce, Hamburger Sauce, Special Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 28 (1 3/4 cup)
Calories 59kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 cup homemade mayo*
  • 3/4 heaping cup finely diced pickle chips (120 grams)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pickle juice (from the jar of pickles)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • If needed, make your mayo (see directions above in blog post).
  • Add the mayo, pickles, tomato paste, mustard, pickle juice, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to a large glass jar (I add the rest of the ingredients to the jar I make the mayo in) and stir to combine. Adjust according to taste and enjoy! Burger sauce will keep for 2-3 weeks in a tightly sealed glass jar (and the flavor gets better as it sits!).


*I find that homemade mayo tastes a lot better in this recipe. You can sure store-bought, but I suggest homemade. Directions are in the post for making homemade mayo.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 6.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.2g | Potassium: 27.1mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 59.1IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 1.9mg | Iron: 0.1mg