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    Homemade Mississippi Comeback Sauce Recipe

    Published June 2, 2021. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    You will absolutely love this delicious comeback sauce recipe that is the perfect dipping sauce, dressing, or spreadable condiment for your sandwich.

    Sauces are such fantastic ways to elevate the flavor of your food.  When done right, it will be the perfect accompaniment to what you’re eating.  If you want to try out some new sauces for your next meal, definitely try my Chimichurri or Mornay.

    jar of homemade comeback sauce

    Comeback Sauce

    Comeback sauce is a zesty mayonnaise-based condiment that originated at a Greek restaurant in Jackson, Mississippi.  This sauce is still very popular in the south and will be found on several restaurant menus. It’s very simple to prepare a sauce that is excellent for dipping fried chicken in or even being used as a salad dressing

    On a personal note, it’s fantastic when being used as the sauce on a cheeseburger.  You will always find something to put it on, so my suggestion is just to always have it around.

    How to Make Comeback Sauce from Scratch

    Use these simple instructions for making a delicious comeback sauce from scratch:

    In a large bowl add in your homemade mayonnaise, or you can use pre-made.

    bowl of homemade mayonnaise

    Next, add in the chili sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, lemon juice, paprika, garlic, onion, and hot sauce.

    adding chili sauce to mayonnaise in a bowl

    Using a whisk mix together all of the ingredients until they are combined.  Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.

    mixing together a homemade comeback sauce in a bowl

    Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

    Make-Ahead: You can make this up to 3 days ahead of time.

    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.

    If you do not have chili sauce or have no access to it, you may substitute for all ketchup.

    You can substitute out the garlic and onion with garlic and onion powder or granules.

    homemade comeback sauce in a jar with chives

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    Homemade Mississippi Comeback Sauce Recipe

    You will absolutely love this delicious comeback sauce recipe that is the perfect dipping sauce, dressing, or spreadable condiment for your sandwich.
    Servings: 24 tablespoons
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 1 cup mayonnaise
    • ¼ cup chili sauce
    • 2 tablespoons ketchup
    • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • ½ teaspoon paprika
    • 1 finely minced garlic clove
    • 2 tablespoons finely minced yellow onion
    • Hot sauce to taste

    Instructions

    • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
    • Mix together using a spoon or whisk until completely combined.
    • Optionally adjust any seasonings with salt and pepper.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    Make-Ahead: You can make this up to 3 days ahead of time.
    How to Store: Cover and keep in the refrigerator for up to 7-10 days.
    If you do not have chili sauce or have no access to it, you may substitute for all ketchup.
    You can substitute out the garlic and onion with garlic and onion powder or granules.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 114mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg