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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.
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.
Next, add in the chili sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire, lemon juice, paprika, garlic, onion, and hot sauce.
Using a whisk mix together all of the ingredients until they are combined. Adjust the seasonings with salt and pepper.
Make-Ahead and Storage
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.
Chef notes + tips
- 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.
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Homemade Mississippi Comeback Sauce Recipe
- 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
- 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.