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Delicious, Creamy Burger Sauce

This is a classic mayo and ketchup based burger sauce, similar to homemade Thousand Island dressing or Mac Sauce.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
YIELD 8 oz


  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Vidalia or Sweet Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup *see notes
  • 2 Tablespoons Relish, Sweet Pickle or Dill Pickle
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Iodized Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper *optional


  1. Combine all ingredients into a bowl. If you prefer an extremely smooth consistency, you can add the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and process 15-30 seconds until ultra smooth.

  2. Let the sauce sit in the refrigerator for 30 minutes so the flavors meld together. Add to your burgers and enjoy!

  3. Store any additional sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days for best results.

Recipe Notes

*Ketchup: We prefer to use Trader Joe's organic ketchup as it does not contain high fructose corn syrup. Try to use a ketchup without HFCS sugars.

*Pepper: Freshly cracked pepper isn't traditionally used in this sauce, but my husband puts pepper on everything and swears the sauce is better that way.

My Favorite Burger Patty Seasoning Recipe

  • 1.5 pounds (24 ounces) of ground meat (beef, bison, elk, venison, pork, etc.)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced (I use this handy garlic press from OXO.)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Mix all ingredients together. I prefer to use my hands or my favorite meat & avocado masher tool.