This comeback sauce recipe is creamy and zesty, the perfect condiment for sandwiches or dipping, so easy to make and ready to transform your meal.
Comeback Sauce Recipe
Looking for your new favorite creamy, spicy sauce for sandwiches or for dipping? Look no further than Mississippi Comeback Sauce, my friends! This sauce will definitely keep you coming back for more.
What is Comeback Sauce?
Comeback sauce is a creamy southern style mayonnaise-based sauce. It originated in Jackson, Mississippi, in a Greek restaurant in the 1930s and has captured the hearts, and taste buds, of many.
It's very easy to make from pantry ingredients, and also easy to adjust the levels of heat and spice in order to make it your own. It's perfect for the spicy food lover looking for a simple way to add some zing to sandwiches or fried foods, or just about anything else.
You'll find variations from cook to cook, of course. Some like to add fresh ingredients, like celery, onion or peppers to the mix, though you can easily make it with condiments and powdered seasonings.
This is a very easy version.
Let's talk about how to make comeback sauce, shall we?
Comeback Sauce Ingredients
The full list of ingredients with measurements is listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Chili sauce
- Mustard - I prefer a spicy mustard, though you can use Dijon mustard or Creole mustard. Dry mustard is good, too.
- Lemon juice
- Worcestershire sauce
- Hot sauce (or to taste)
- Paprika (use smoked paprika for extra zip)
- Garlic powder (or use fresh minced)
- Onion powder (or use fresh minced)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
How to Make Comeback Sauce - the Recipe Method
The Ingredients. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl - mayonnaise, chili sauce, ketchup, mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
Hand Mix or Process. Mix well until combined and smooth and creamy.
Boom! Done! Your comeback sauce is ready to go. Looks so creamy, doesn't it? Spread it on whatever needs some zing! How are you going to use yours? Curious minds want to know.
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Ratios. You can easily vary up the ingredient ratios with comeback sauce to make it your own. Looking for more mayo? Go for it. More paprika? Yes! Less salt? It's totally your call. Make it your very own.
- Mustard. I switch between using Creole mustard or spicy brown mustard when I make comeback sauce, though I also love Dijon mustard. A good dry mustard works as well. Use your favorite and feel free to experiment.
Comeback Sauce Serving Suggestions
Comeback sauce is typically used as a condiment for sandwiches, but also as a dipping sauce for French fries, chicken tenders, fried pickles or other dippers. Try is as a salad dressing for a salad that isn't boring!
It's great on all sorts of fried foods. Try it on my fried green tomatoes recipe! Add a 1/4 cup or so to a small bowl and serve it up. Get ready for dipping!
Mild-Medium. Comeback sauce isn't overly spicy, though will depend on your choice of hot sauce. A Louisiana style hot sauce is typically used, like Tabasco, Franks or Crystal, or even sriracha sauce.
You can easily add in a spicy chili powder, like cayenne powder, or some minced spicy peppers. Go for it!
Comeback sauce will last 1 month or longer in the refrigerator in a sealed container. It's primarily a condiment-based sauce, so should last quite awhile.
I do not recommend freezing comeback sauce.
That's it, my friends. I hope you enjoy this comeback sauce recipe. Let me know if you make it. I'd love to hear how it turned out for you. Keep it spicy!
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Comeback Sauce Recipe
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons chili sauce
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon spicy mustard or use Dijon mustard or Creole mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce or to taste
- 1 teaspoon paprika use smoked paprika for extra zip
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder or use fresh minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder or use fresh minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well until combined and smooth and creamy.