Homemade Sauces, Spreads and Relishes
Add kick to your burgers or sandwiches with this quick four-ingredient condiment.
Smoky Apple Barbecue Sauce
Brush this super-easy sauce on burger patties, chicken or other meats for a punch of smoky flavor.
German-Style Quick-Pickled Onions
Pile these sweet-and-sour onion strips on hot dogs, hamburgers or sandwiches.
Beer-Mustard Dipping Sauce
Serve this quick sauce with purchased rotisserie chicken, or use it as a spread on a wrap or sandwich. It would also taste great with ham or smoked turkey.
Just three ingredients yield a surprisingly flavor "quickie" barbecue sauce. Try it as a dipping sauce for purchased roasted chicken or breaded, baked chicken breast. You can also toss shredded chicken meat with the sauce for a simple pulled-chicken sandwich. (Bonus points if you add cheddar cheese and toast the sandwich in a panini press!)
This easy sauce spices up hot dogs, sandwiches or any grilled meat.
Sriracha-Lime Ranch Dressing
How can just three ingredients taste so good? This crazy-simple pantry fix-up begs to be drizzled over a chicken wrap or salad, or tossed with shredded cabbage for an easy slaw.
Fresh Green Tomato Relish
Don't let any hard, unripened tomatoes go to waste! Pile this gingery, sweet-tart relish on brats or hamburgers, or serve it over grilled fish. The relish keeps well in the fridge for 1 week, but if you like, it can be canned for longer storage or to be given as gifts.
Quick Pickle Ribbons
Try this easy, crunchy topper on sliders, hamburgers or hot dogs.
Sweet-Hot Corn and Blueberry Relish
Blueberries add a pop of juiciness, while corn contributes sweet crispness to this fresh-tasting relish. It's good over grilled meat, poultry or fish.
Hot Dog-Hamburger Secret Sauce
This sauce, delicious for both hamburgers and hot dogs, comes from Joan Wagner of Overland Park, Kansas. The recipe combines green tomatoes, apples, onion, sugar and vinegar. "My two sons, Chris and Ken, gave this recipe the name 'secret sauce' because no one guessed what was in it," Joan says. It's a nice balance of sweet and tangy.
You could also try burgers with the Cranberry-Orange Relish pictured here, a versatile spiced topper that goes well with grilled meats such as bratwurst and pork chops.