35+ Sauces for Burgers: Spice Up Your Hamburger Game!

Tired of the same old ketchup and mustard on your burger? I’ve got you covered with these 35+ delicious sauces for burgers that will take your hamburger game to the next level. Try them all and discover a new favorite today!

Are you tired of the same old burger toppings?

Do you crave something more flavorful and exciting?

Look no further than these 35+ sauces that will take your burger game to the next level.

From the zesty kick of jalapeno ranch to the savory sweetness of balsamic onion jam, these sauces will revolutionize the way you enjoy your burgers.

Get ready to spice up your burger game like never before!

PS – These sauces are not only delicious on hamburgers. They’re amazing on lamb burgers and veggie burgers too!

Be sure to check out these 35+ delicious sides for burgers too!

The BEST Sauces for Burgers

Overhead shot of small bowl of fry sauce next to plate of fries.
This famous In-N-Out Sauce is easy to make at home! 6 simple ingredients are transformed into a sweet, briny, and tangy sauce that’s perfect for burgers, finger foods, and homemade Animal Fries.
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Hand holding jar of homemade bbq sauce
This Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe is so easy!  Made in just 15-minutes with simple ingredients you probably already have on hand. This southern sauce is delicious on brisket, pork chops, chicken, and ribs.
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Chick fil a sauce on plate with french fries.
This homemade Chick-Fil-A Sauce tastes just like the real thing! A cross between smoky barbecue sauce and creamy honey mustard creates the ideal dipping sauce for chicken tenders, chicken nuggets, fries, and all of your fast food favorites.
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Restaurant ranch dressing in small glass jar with spoon.
This Homemade Ranch Dressing is hands down the best, most crave-worthy ranch you've ever had. This recipe can rival any restaurant ranch dressing!
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Boom boom sauce in small jar with fry dipping into it.
Add a sweet and spicy kick to your fries, burgers, and more with Boom Boom Sauce! It’s an easy chili and mayo dipping sauce made from ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.
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Overhead shot of small glass jar of honey mustard sauce next to honey wand and small bowl of mustard
This easy homemade Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce recipe is made with just 4-ingredients and the perfect dipping sauce for chicken tenders, pretzel bites, veggies and so much more! It will be ready in 5 minutes! All you need to make it are yellow mustard, dijon mustard, mayonnaise and honey. 
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Small bowl of aji amarillo sauce topped with habanero pepper and surrounded by french fries.
This Aji Amarillo Sauce is a spicy and versatile Peruvian condiment. Spicy yellow pepper paste is blended with creamy and tangy ingredients, leaving you with an outstanding dipping sauce, spread, or dressing.
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White bbq sauce in small jar with spoon.
This Alabama White BBQ Sauce is a rich and tangy twist on traditional barbecue sauce. Made with mayo, horseradish, and seasonings, the bold flavors pair perfectly with grilled meats and so much more!
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Onion gravy in large skillet with spoon.
Learn how to make gravy without drippings using this red wine onion gravy recipe! Luxurious and incredibly savory, it’s an easy homemade gravy made from simple, yet flavor-packed ingredients.
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Bang bang sauce in small black bowl with serving spoon.
Add a tangy, sweet and spicy kick to your chicken nuggets with Bang Bang Sauce! It’s an easy, creamy chili and mayo dipping sauce made from ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen.
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Hand holding spoon dipped into jar of buffalo sauce.
This Buffalo Wing Sauce recipe can be made mild, medium or hot to suit your taste preference. It's the BEST Buffalo Sauce and made with only 4-ingredients!
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Side view of container of blue cheese dressing in small jar with spoon.
This is the BEST Steakhouse Blue Cheese Dressing recipe. It takes less than five minutes to make. Super creamy, tangy and loaded with chunky blue cheese. Drizzle it over a Wedge Salad or serve it alongside some Buffalo Wings. 
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Hand dipping spoon into green sauce.
This Peruvian Green Sauce (or Aji Verde) is a spicy and versatile condiment. Made with jalapeno, cilantro, and fresh lime juice, plus Greek yogurt to give it a creamy texture. It's an amazing dipping sauce, spread or dressing.
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Jar of chipotle crema with spoon on small plate next to lime wedges and small bowl of chipotles.
Add some smoke and spice to your favorite recipes with this Chipotle Crema. A Mexican-inspired sauce, this creamy mix is made with chipotles in adobo to give a boost to tacos, salads, and more!
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Making pesto mayo literally could not be easier! Only 7 ingredients, and a few minutes of time are needed for this super creamy flavour bomb.
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Romesco sauce in white bowl next to almonds and crusty bread.
Romesco Sauce is packed with flavor and easy to make with simple ingredients & your blender or food processor. This roasted red pepper based Spanish sauce is delicious with chicken, pork, seafood and roasted vegetables.
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Crema arranged on plate with limes and cilantro.
This quick and tangy Cilantro Lime Crema is ready in just 5 minutes. Better than sour cream, this Mexican condiment is flavored with fresh cilantro and lime juice to create a creamy and vibrant dressing, taco topping, or dipping sauce.
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Hand holding small bowl of mojo sauce.
This Green Mojo Sauce can be used for topping SO many different things. It’s loaded with fresh herbs, garlic and spicy peppers and it just perks up everything that it comes in contact with.
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Small jar of green goddess dressing with spoon
This healthy Green Goddess Dressing takes less than five minutes to make and is loaded with fresh herbs, garlic and tangy lime juice. It’s great on salads, but you can also use it as a dip or as a zesty topping for meat, seafood, chicken or roasted vegetables.
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Sun dried pesto tossed with pasta and served in grey bowl with burrata cheese.
Sun Dried Tomato Pesto (Pesto Rosso) is not only delicious tossed with pasta. It's also delicious on burgers!
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Overhead shot of bottle of salsa taquera next to dried chiles and spoon with sauce.
Skip the jar of store bought salsa and make ​​Salsa Taquera instead! It’s a smoky and vibrant condiment that’s perfect for tacos, carnitas, grilled meats, and more. The ingredients are simple, but the flavor is extravagant!
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Quick and easy homemade Thai Peanut Satay Sauce recipe is made with coconut milk, peanut butter, and red curry paste and requires no cooking.
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Bearnaise sauce in small black bowl.
Perfect to be paired with french fries (or try it with your steak frites), this Bearnaise Sauce Recipe is flavored with fresh cracked blacked pepper and tarragon leaves.
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Fluffy toum in bowl with spoon
With only four ingredients, you can make your own whipped, creamy and delicious Toum, a traditional Lebanese garlic sauce, at home! Add a garlicky kick to your french fries!
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Bowl of mango salsa in serving bowl next to tortilla chips.
This sweet Mango Salsa has tons of flavor and flair! The bursts of acidity and brightness from the juicy fresh mangos, jalapeno, lime juice, and red onion are delicious with tortilla chips or on fish tacos.
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Creamy and light, yet full of flavor, this tzatziki sauce recipe is easy to make in just five minutes and makes a delicious dip or topping for your burgers!
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A quick recipe to make curry ketchup at home within minutes. Flavorful and balanced flavors to take your ketchup to the next level!
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This Comeback Sauce Recipe is the epitome of quick and easy. It’s a popular Southern dipping sauce you can use for chicken, chips, fries, vegetables and beyond. It’s simple to make and insanely delicious. Comeback Sauce Recipe If you’ve never heard of comeback sauce, it’s similar to a Cajun remoulad…
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This easy to make savory-sweet caramelized onion jam recipe is a great way to preserve onions. It’s divine on toasted baguettes with goat cheese. Or pizza.
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This garlic aioli is creamy, garlicky & ready in just 5 minutes! It’s an easy sauce made with fresh garlic, egg yolk, olive oil & lemon juice.
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce recipe – the best and easiest sauce for Asian dishes! You only need a few ingredients to make it. Great with chicken, shrimp, salmon and vegetarian stir fry!
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Jalapeño Ranch! Creamy, tangy, thick but drizzly, a little classic dill flavor, and a subtle kick of fresh jalapeño. SO GOOD.
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This easy recipe makes the best tangy, sweet and savory jam with tomatoes! It can be prepared as a tomato freezer jam or for canning, and is terrific to spread on sandwiches or serve as a dip.
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Homemade tartar sauce is so easy to make yourself! With freshly squeezed lemon and chopped dill, it tastes so much better than anything you can buy!
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Sriracha mayo is delicious with just about everything! This easy recipe uses only two simple ingredients and it’s made in 15 seconds.
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Cranberry Mustard: Leftovers Transformed
This Cranberry Mustard recipe is the perfect way to transform leftover cranberry sauce and is delicious on burgers!
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How to make ahead and store

Many of these burger sauce recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead. 

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Side view of burger topped with tomato, lettuce and red onion.

35+ BEST Sauces for Burgers

Tired of the same old ketchup and mustard on your burger? I've got you covered with these 35+ delicious sauces that will take your burger game to the next level. Try one on these Air Fryer Burgers. They’re lightly seasoned, easy to cook, and never dry out!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people


For Serving:


  • Season the ground beef with soy sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl and combine.
  • Divide into 4 portions and form ½ inch thick patties. Use your thumb to create a dimple in the center of each burger. This helps avoid “burger bulge”.
  • If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat the air fryer to 370-degrees. Add patties in a single layer to the basket (work in batches if necessary).
  • Cook 6 minutes. Flip burgers over and cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until the center of each burger registers 160-degrees on an instant read thermometer.
  • Add cheese if using and cook 1 minute more. Serve on buns, with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes and onion, as desired.


For food safety purposes, homemade hamburgers are best cooked until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF. You can use a food thermometer to check for doneness.
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Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1108mg | Potassium: 690mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 6mg

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