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Comeback Sauce

Try southern comeback sauce for a mild, creamy, and versatile flavor that pairs well with grilled, deep-fried or air-fried foods. It’s also a great low-carb, keto-friendly option. Give it a try and thank us later.

Comeback Sauce

What is Comeback Sauce?

It’s said that this irresistible sauce was first created in a Greek restaurant located in Mississippi. Surprisingly, it began as a simple house dressing. But customers couldn’t get enough of it and kept coming back for more. Over time, the sauce has gone through some changes, so there’s no need to squabble over authenticity. The important thing is to make a sauce that suits your tastes. Serve as a condiment on sandwiches, burgers, fish, chicken, or shrimp, or use as a dipping sauce for chicken wings or French fries. It makes a delicious salad dressing too!

Comeback Sauce Ingredients:

  • Real mayonnaise
  • Heinz Chili sauce 
  • Ketchup
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Creole or spicy mustard
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh Garlic (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Hot sauce (optional)
fried pickles with comeback sauce
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How to make it comeback sauce:

  • Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour sauce into an airtight jar or plastic container. 
  • Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Comeback sauce will last for up to 1 week when stored properly in the fridge.
  • If you are not a fan of grainy or spicy mustards, substitute with Dijon. Look for the chili sauce in the ketchup aisle.
  • Store sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. We do not recommend freezing the sauce.

Ways to use this sauce:

This comeback sauce is amazing on smoked or fried catfish and hushpuppies. We also like to serve it on our delicious Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches and our Fried Pickles recipes. Truthfully, you can eat this sauce with a spoon!  

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Comeback Sauce

Comeback Sauce

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried a good southern comeback sauce. It’s the sister of Thousand Island dressing and the cousin of the remoulade.
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Course: Dips
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: comeback sauce, Dips, southern sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 241kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce (the tomato kind, not the Asian sauce)
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil
  • juice of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Creole or spicy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 2-3 dashes hot sauce (optional)

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour sauce into a jar or plastic container, and apply lid. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Comeback sauce will last for up to 1 week when stored properly in the fridge.
    Recipe makes 1 1/2 cups.
  • If you are not a fan or grainy or spicy mustards, then substitute with Dijon. Look for the chili sauce in the ketchup aisle.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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