Burger Sauce Is The Best Sauce Ever - And This Is The Hill I Will Die On

Bobbie Edsor
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From Delish

Like religion or politics, when it comes to sauce for chips, everyone thinks they know best and is unwilling to reconsider. You've got your ketchup-fanatic majority and your mayo-til-I-dies; I even knew a girl at uni who swore by BBQ sauce mixed with garlic mayo (well, we can't all be right…)

My chip bae is hardly a wildcard, but can still raise an eyebrow depending whose company I'm in. It's creamy yet tangy with a little sweetness, a salty edge and a touch of vinegar.

Sound perfect? It's bloody burger sauce, mate.

For those that haven't been introduced, burger sauce is a stunning combo of ketchup, mayo, mustard, vinegar, shallots and pickles. It's the perfect amount of creamy without being claggy like mayo. It's got enough tang and sweetness without being overpowering or too vinegary like ketchup or over-sweet BBQ. Basically, it's the best. Yes, I WILL die on this hill.


Most people associate the condiment with Big Macs or dodgy kebab shops at 3am. And fair enough - a Big Mac is probably most people's first introduction to the sauce. But it's not as tacky as fast food chains make it out to be, and it deserves a way better rap than as a Maccie's sidekick. It's capable of so, so much more.

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If you've never tried burger sauce in a fish finger sandwich, you haven't lived. Think about it: it's basically a mix of Marie rose (ketchup, mayo, Worcestershire sauce) and tartare sauce (mayo, gherkins, a touch of brine) - two classic fishy condiments. Try making tuna mayo with burger sauce instead and prepare to get your socks knocked off. Or how about burger sauce on that sausage sarnie or hotdog? Arguably the world's best hotdogs come from Chicago, where they're topped with ketchup, mustard, onions, pickles and mayo - all of the ingredients in burger sauce. You literally cannot argue with this logic.

I keep a bottle in my fridge at all times. When at uni, some of my most dismal meals were just made up of a jacket potato and burger sauce. Depressing? Absolutely. But so, so delicious.

Part of its delicious allure comes from the fact it's most usually found in the filthiest fast food scenarios. So when you bring that naughty grub into the comfort of your own home, it feels like you're breaking some serious culinary respectabilities right then and there.

If you wanted to dress it up to make yourself feel better, feel free to make your own and call it something like Fry sauce, thousand island or Russian dressing, but the only person you're convincing is yourself. I'm here to tell you that there is no shame in keeping a poster paint-style bottle of burger sauce in your fridge. If anything, it's a beacon of better dinners to come, through thick and thin.