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Special Burger Sauce Recipe

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Elevate your burgers with this easy home-made Special Burger Sauce. Perfectly balanced flavors, not overly sweet and so darn tasty!

Special Burger Sauce - sauce being mixed

This sauce reminds me a lot of the sauce used in big mac burgers. It’s got a similar flavor but is obviously much better because you use better ingredients. I like how tangy and thick it is and the little crunch from the chopped pickles is nice too. It’s a great sauce for dipping fries into but it takes your burger game to the next level.

Cheeseburgers - wide shot showing burger sauce dripping out

By the way, if you’re looking for some other delicious sauce, my home made Whole-Egg Mayo is a delicious one and so is my Chipotle Mayo and Tartar Sauce recipe!

Ways to use Special Burger Sauce!

This sauce takes your burgers to the next level, but there are so many ways to use this too!

  • Burgers – obvious one, it’s in the name. Great on beef and chicken burgers.
  • Dip your fries or even raw veggies into it! Onion rings are a great one too.
  • Marinade your chicken in it!
  • Sandwiches and wraps! Tastier than plain old mayo.
  • Salad dressing!

What’s in the sauce?

Note: the whole recipe, including the ingredient quantities, can be found at the bottom of this page – just scroll down to the bottom, or click the ‘Jump to Recipe’ button at the top of this post.

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  • Whole Egg Mayonnaise – I have a really great recipe here that you can try out. Store bought will also work.
  • Ketchup – or tomato sauce will work.
  • Mustard – I used American mustard, English is a great one to use too. Pretty much any mustard will work.
  • Pickles – I like the bread and butter pickles because they’re sweet and tangy.
  • Sugar – I used white sugar.
  • Paprika – I used smoked paprika.
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder

How to make Special Burger Sauce!

Special Burger Sauce - steps 01Making this sauce is so easy! Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix! Literally 2 steps!

Tips and Tricks For Recipe Success!

  • Use good quality ingredients
  • Chop the pickles finely
  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container
  • Thin out with a little white vinegar, adds flavor too!

Frequently Asked Questions about Special Burger Sauce

What does it taste like?

Tangy, slightly crispy (from the chopped pickles) salty and creamy!

How do I store this?

In the fridge, in a container (squeeze bottle with wide open top) for up to a week.

What’s the best burger to use this sauce one?

My favorite is a beef burger, but it goes nicely with a chicken burger too!

Special Burger Sauce - in a bowl

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Special Burger Sauce

Elevate your burgers with this easy home-made Special Burger Sauce. Perfectly balanced flavors, not overly sweet and so darn tasty!

Serves 5 burgers

5 from 2 votes
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Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Calories: 202kcal


Special Burger Sauce

  • 1 cup / 200 g whole egg mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup or tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp American yellow mustard, or English mustard
  • 2 tbsp bread and butter sweet pickles, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder


Special Burger Sauce

  • Add all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined. Use on your favorite burgers or as a dipping sauce for meatballs!


Storage – Special burger sauce can be stored in an airtight container, in the fridge for up to one week.
Nutrition – is based on per serving. This recipe serves 5.
A note on measurements – all ingredients in this recipe are offered in Australian cup measurements and weight measurements. Weight measurements are created by me, in my kitchen here in Melbourne Australia. The best way to get recipe success is to measure ingredients by weight, using kitchen scales.


Calories : 202kcal
Carbonhydrates: 3g
Protein: 0.5g
Fat: 21g
Saturated Fat: 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g
Monounsaturated Fat : 5g
Trans Fat : 0.1g
Cholesterol: 12mg
Sodium: 250mg
Potassium : 27mg
Fiber: 0.2g
Sugar : 2g
Vitamin A: 77IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 7mg
Iron: 0.1mg
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1 comment

Nick Makrides May 23, 2023 - 8:48 am

5 stars
This sauce is simply the best sauce to use in your burgers! N x

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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