All-Purpose Dipping Sauce

All-purpose dipping sauce, from Cheap Recipe Blog

A few years ago, I visited a friend in Kansas City. One day, he brought us to nearby Lawrence, Kansas, to one of his favorite restaurants: The Burger Stand. They had the most delicious fries, served with a variety of dipping sauces. Although I don’t recall the exact dipping sauces we tried, this restaurant stands out in my mind because of them.

The point is, I really like sauces. I think a good sauce can make an otherwise bland dish unforgettable. This particular sauce can do just that. It can practically fix a bad meal, and can make an already good meal even better.

All-purpose dipping sauce ingredients

This sauce is a twist on the southern favorite, comeback sauce. From what I understand, there are many variations of comeback sauce. I deviated slightly from the original recipe I was following, so this may or may not taste like the original. I really wouldn’t know. All I can speak for is how it tastes. Tangy. Creamy. Tomato-y. Slightly sweet. Slightly spicy.

It’s made from a variety of pantry stables, pictured above. Aside from chili sauce, I had all the ingredients available in my fridge and pantry. If you have a well-stocked kitchen, you won’t have to spend much money at all to make this sauce.

All-purpose dipping sauce, served with fried pickles

Uses For All-Purpose Dipping Sauce

I’m calling this all-purpose dipping sauce, because that’s really what it is. Use it:

  • As a burger sauce
  • As a sauce on club sandwiches
  • As a dip for French fries or carrot fries
  • As a dip for fried pickles (see photo above)
  • As a dip for chicken strips
  • As a dip for other fried foods
  • As a dressing for wedge salad (this sauce tastes similar to Thousand Island dressing)

No matter how you choose to use this sauce, I hope you enjoy it! Please share additional ideas, below.

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All Purpose Dipping Sauce Recipe

Yield: 3 cups

Total Time: 10 min

Ingredients:

1/2 cup chili sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons spicy mustard
2 cups mayonnaise
2 tablespoons sriracha sauce
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons white granulated sugar
Juice from 1 lemon

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Add more of any one ingredient to reach desired taste. This will last for up to a week or longer refrigerated.

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2 Responses to “All-Purpose Dipping Sauce”

  1. 1

    Eileen — July 5, 2014 @ 11:44 pm

    Spicy, savory dipping sauces are the best! I may have to bake a batch of oven fries just for en excuse to eat a pint of this sauce. :)

  2. 2

    Greta — July 10, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

    Anything with this many fantastic ingredients has got to be good! I’d probably eat it all in one sitting- I love dipping sauces!!

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