All-Purpose Dipping Sauce

All-purpose dipping sauce, from Cheap Recipe Blog

Everyone needs a go-to sauce recipe that goes with, well, everything. Do you have yours?

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

About The Recipe

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:

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

All Purpose Dipping Sauce Recipe
Yield: 3 cups

All Purpose Dipping Sauce Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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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6 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!!

  3. 3

    Shawna Wiley — August 30, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

    Can’t wait to try this!

  4. 4

    Shawna Wiley — August 30, 2016 @ 4:58 pm

    How spicy is this?

    • Haley replied: — August 30th, 2016 @ 5:03 pm

      Not very spicy! If you’re concerned, use 1 tablespoon of sriracha sauce instead of 2 and go from there. I hope you enjoy!

  5. 5

    Jacky @ Joyful Savings — October 10, 2016 @ 1:17 pm

    I dip pretty much everything I eat, especially raw vegetables. This sounds like a perfect recipe for me.

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