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Easy Burger Sauce (Big Mac Sauce Copycat)

This easy burger sauce is a delicious condiment that is a bit tangy, slightly sweet and full of flavour. It combines the most common burger condiments into one tasty sauce. Mayonnaise forms the base, which is blended with relish, ketchup, mustard and seasonings. It is perfect for dressing a grilled hamburger but works as a sandwich spread, or you can use it as a dip for your french fries or favourite appetizer. Preparing takes minutes, and a jar will keep for two weeks.

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What is Burger Sauce?

Burger sauce is a condiment that blends mayonnaise with ketchup, mustard, relish, and seasonings. It is creamy and tangy, yet slightly sweet.

This homemade sauce tastes just like the Big Mac Sauce that comes on the burgers at the popular fast food restaurant.

It is easy to prepare, taking about five minutes, and there is no need for this mayonnaise sauce to rest before using, so you can whip up a batch quickly whenever you need it.

Of course, the most common condiment for this sauce is a burger, such as a Quick Skillet Cheeseburger, Big Mac Tacos, or delicious Crunchwrap Supreme Burgers, but it also works well as a general sandwich spread.

You can even use it as a dip for Cheeseburger Egg Rolls, french fries, or sweet potato fries, or serve it with chicken nuggets or chicken bites, or your favourite appetizers

You can change the flavours of this sauce by using different mustard or relish. We usually make it with plain, yellow mustard, which is a common burger condiment, but you can make it with Dijon or spicy mustard if you like. Sweet green relish gives this sauce its signature tangy flavour, but you can use a spicy relish, or red hamburger relish instead.

A jar of this burger sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks, so you can always have it handy when you want it.

A small dish of burger sauce with a spoon.


For a full list of ingredients and measurements, see the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

This easy recipe comes together with just four ingredients.

Mayonnaise – Choose your favourite brand of store-bought mayonnaise. You can use full-fat, low-fat or even fat-free mayonnaise. If you have a favourite recipe for homemade mayonnaise, you could also use that.

Mustard – This recipe is usually made with plain, yellow mustard. It is a classic burger condiment, and the flavours blend well with the other seasonings in this sauce. If you don’t have yellow mustard, you can use Dijon.

Ketchup – Another popular burger condiment, it adds a bit of tomato flavour to the sauce. It also adds sweetness.

Sweet Green Relish – The relish adds a tangy flavour to the sauce. We prefer using sweet green relish. You can use hamburger relish if you like.

Vinegar – White vinegar adds a bit of acidity to the sauce. Because you only use a teaspoon you can use any vinegar; even lemon juice will work. For a bit of added flavour, try using homemade chive vinegar.

Seasonings– The seasonings in this sauce are smoked paprika, granulated garlic, and onion powder. You can use regular paprika if you don’t have smoked, and instead of granulated garlic, you can use garlic powder or a very small fresh clove.

Ingredients for burger sauce in small dishes.

Step by Step Instructions

Place all of the ingredients into a small bowl.

The ingredients for burger sauce in a small glass mixing bowl before being mixed.

Use a spoon to mix the ingredients until smooth and well blended.

A mixed batch of burger sauce in a small glass bowl.

Move the prepared mayo to a small jar for storage. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Serving Suggestions

Homemade burger sauce can be used in so many ways.

The most common way to use this creamy, tangy Big Mac sauce is by spreading it on your favourite hamburger. But it can be used as a sandwich spread as well.

It is also a tasty dip for french fries, sweet potato fries, or tater tots.

The tangy flavours in this sauce also make it an excellent dip for appetizers such as baked cheeseburger taquitos, or air-fried chicken bites.


You can store homemade burger sauce in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It should keep well for about two weeks.

Small mason jars work very well for this.

Storage time may be reduced if you use homemade mayonnaise rather than prepared, store-bought mayonnaise as the base for this recipe.

Big Mac sauce in a small mason jar with a metal spoon.

Top Tips & FAQS

  • You can easily double or triple this recipe, depending on the quantity you need.
  • Make this sauce vegan by choosing a vegan mayonnaise.
How long will burger sauce keep?

Homemade burger sauce can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about two weeks.

What does burger sauce taste like?

The flavour can vary a bit, depending on the ingredients to make the sauce, but generally, burger sauce has a savoury, slightly tangy, and slightly sweet taste that complements the flavors of a burger or sandwich.

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Printable Recipe

A jar of burger sauce, with burger tacos and a tomato in the background.

Easy Burger Sauce (Big Mac Sauce Copycat)

This easy burger sauce is a delicious spread that is a bit tangy, slightly sweet. It combines all your favourite burger condiments into one tasty sauce.
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Course: Sauces and Spreads
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 14 tablespoon
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Deanna


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon sweet green relish
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp onion powder


  • Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  • Store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator until ready to use, or up to two week.


Estimated Nutrition Facts
Easy Burger Sauce (Big Mac Sauce Copycat)
Serving Size
1 tbsp
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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