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Easy & Delicious Smash Burger Sauce Recipe

Smash burger sauce is a creamy, delicious, and tangy sauce for burgers. This sauce can also be served as the best dipping for fries, chicken tenders, or onion rings. If you want to learn an easy smash burger sauce recipe, continue reading!

Smash Burger Sauce

The creamy smash burger sauce recipe is inspired by the classic Shake Shack burger sauce recipe. This delicious sauce recipe, made with mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard paste, and other spices, is the perfect way to add amazing flavor to your burger. It’s a must-have in your kitchen with other condiments.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe?

  • It is an easy, delicious, and customizable recipe
  • It can be made with ordinary ingredients you already have in your kitchen
  • It’s the best for adding a great flavor to your burgers

Ingredients for Smash Burger Sauce Recipe

You just need some simple ingredients to make this creamy sauce recipe.

Ketchup

Mayonnaise

Sweet relish or dill pickle relish (you can also use pickle juice)

Yellow or Dijon mustard

Smoked paprika

Steak seasoning

Sriracha sauce (Optional)

Worcestershire sauce

Tabasco sauce (Optional) 

Equipment

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoon
  • Airtight container for storage

Instructions

Here are the instructions to make this creamy burger sauce more flavorful and perfect:

Add all the ingredients mentioned in the Ingredients Section to a mixing bowl.

Whisk them well and season with salt and pepper. Place it in the fridge in an air-tight jar.

You can store it for up to a week in the fridge.

Variations

  • A splash of Sriracha and Tabasco sauce adds a nice zing to the sauce.
  • Add a teaspoon of honey for a little bit of sweetness.
  • To make its texture creamier, add some Greek yogurt or sour cream to the sauce. 

Storage

Refrigerate

You can store the sauce in an airtight jar for up to one week in the fridge.

Freeze

Mayonnaise does not freeze well. So do not freeze this sauce.

Servings

  • It is a great dipping sauce for French fries, onion rings, mashed potatoes, or sweet potato wedges.
  • Use it with traditional burgers by slathering on the top of the burger bun.
  • Use this sauce as a dipping sauce for your regular fast-food meals.

Important things to know

  • Before using your sauce, stir it well until it hasn’t settled.
  • If you don’t have smoked paprika, you can use regular paprika as a substitute for it. 
  • Use a good grilled burger patty, top it with melty cheese and a little red onion or some sweet pickles. Then slather this sauce on the top of the bun to make it special.

Switch it up

There are many ways of switching up this sauce according to your taste and mood.

For garlicky twist

Add 1 small clove of grated garlic for some garlicky flavor.

For more umami flavor

Stir a ½ teaspoon of fish sauce or Worcestershire sauce in it before adding salt and pepper.

For oniony twist

Add 1 tablespoon finely minced white onion to introduce onion flavor.

For smoky twist

Add ¼ teaspoon of chipotle Chile powder to add a smoky twist to the sauce.

Additional Tips and Tricks

Give it a stir: Give it a good mix before serving if you want to make it more flavorful. 

Make Ahead: You can make it ahead of time. Just store it in the refrigerator.

Chop the Pickles: Chopped pickles would be preferred to use in this sauce. You can also use relish instead of it.

If you are a burger lover, try out our expert recipe: Barefoot Contessa Turkey Burger Recipe

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 161 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Cholesterol: 9mg
  • Sodium: 233 mg
  • Potassium: 24 mg
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 193 IU
  • Vitamin C: 1 mg
  • Calcium: 5 mg
  • Iron: 0.2 mg

Easy & Delicious Smash Burger Sauce Recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 5 minutesCook time: minutesTotal time: 5 minutesServings:10 servingsCalories:161 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year

Description

The creamy smash burger sauce recipe is inspired by the classic Shake Shack burger sauce recipe. This delicious sauce recipe, made with mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard paste, and other spices, is the perfect way to add amazing flavor to your burger. It’s a must-have in your kitchen with other condiments.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients mentioned in the Ingredients Section to a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk them well and season with salt and pepper. Place it in the fridge in an air-tight jar.
  3. You can store it for up to a week in the fridge.

Notes

  • Give it a good mix before serving if you want to make it more flavorful. 
  • You can make it ahead of time. Just store it in the refrigerator.
  • Chopped pickles would be preferred to use in this sauce. You can also use relish instead of it.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 10


Amount Per Serving
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g27%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 233mg10%
Potassium 24mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugars 2g
Protein 0.3g1%

Vitamin A 193 IU
Vitamin C 1 mg
Calcium 5 mg
Iron 0.2 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

FAQs – Smash Burger Sauce Recipe

What makes a smash burger special?

As you smash the burger, a nice crust is created outside of the burger that seals in all the flavors and juices making it more flavorful and special.

What is the difference between a smash and a regular burger?

There is a little difference between a regular and a smash burger. A regular burger is just cooked on a grill or in a pan, but the smashed burger is smashed onto the grill or into the pan giving it a crispy crust.

What is smash burger sauce made of?

It can be made with simple ingredients like mayo, ketchup, mustard, pickles, salt and pepper.

How to make smash burger sauce?

Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl together. Then refrigerate it in an air-tight container.

What else can I use this sauce for, other than burgers?

It can be a great dipping sauce for fries, any crispy potato dish, sweet potato fries and with fried fish too.

AboutTim Baker

"I'm Tim Baker, a food enthusiast and writer. As a former chef, I enjoy exploring new flavors and recipes from around the world. My goal is to share easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and inspiring stories to enhance your culinary journey. Join me on this delicious adventure!"

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