Classic Burger Sauce

A Great Sauce makes for a GREAT BURGER! A Classic Sauce that’s also highly customizable!

Since I’ve started the Burger Dude account, I’ve made a ton of Burger Sauces. Over time, I refined and added things to my own Classic Burger Sauce recipe to reflect what I like in a sauce. You can totally just use some vegan mayo, ketchup, relish and vinegar for a quick sauce, or add a few more ingredients to spice it up! I highly encourage you to experiment with it!

This sauce is Classic in the sense that it’s very much of the kind of sauce you’d find at In-N-Out, or on a Big Mac, basically a plussed up Thousand Island!

To be honest, I usually just wing it when I make a sauce, and I rarely make it the same way twice. However, this recipe is from my Cookbook, and I’ve made it a bunch of times and it always hits the spot! That being said, feel free to leave things out, or add anything you want as well!


  • Vegan Mayo – This is the base of the sauce and mandatory!
  • Ketchup – Not necessarily mandatory, but I can’t imagine the sauce without it. Adds some nice sweetness and, I mean, it’s ketchup! If you absolutely hate ketchup I guess leave it out, but the sauce really benefits from it!
  • Mustard – I’ve made this sauce with yellow and dijon mustard and it totally works either way. You can leave out mustard too, but I usually opt for it.
  • Relish – Sweet or dill relish both work. Depends on my mood, but I typically go with dill.
  • Vinegar – To balance out some of the sweeter elements and to also thin the sauce out a little. You can even use pickle brine if you wanna make it extra zippy, or hot sauce for some added kick!
  • Seasonings – I almost always use some garlic and onion powder and smoked paprika. Chipotle powder for a little kick is great too! Just add a little though so you don’t overpower it!
  • Worcestershire – It’s not in this recipe, but I do like adding a dash or two of some vegan worcestershire to this sauce as well.


Keep it in the fridge and use within 3-5 days.

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Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup

Classic Burger Sauce

Classic Burger Sauce


  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp dill or sweet relish
  • 2 tsp dijon or yellow mustard
  • 1 - 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle powder (for a kick)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Simply combine everything in a bowl, season to taste and refrigerate! Use within 5 days.

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  1. Super Awesome Sauce right here!! Each time I make this I make more of it, and each time I am left wanting even more…thanks Dude!! Always using it on my fries and other Sammies as well.

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