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Homemade Sauces, Spreads and Relishes

Try these easy-to-make toppers and dipping sauces—including barbecue sauce, pickle ribbons and spiced mayonnaise—for burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, brats, chicken and more.

Sriracha-Soy Ketchup

Serve on grilled hot dogs, brats or hamburgers garnished with sliced green onion, if you like.

Sriracha-Soy Ketchup

Chipotle Mayonnaise

Add kick to your burgers or sandwiches with this quick four-ingredient condiment.

Chipotle Mayonnaise

Smoky Apple Barbecue Sauce

Brush this super-easy sauce on burger patties, chicken or other meats for a punch of smoky flavor.

Smoky Apple Barbecue Sauce

German-Style Quick-Pickled Onions

Pile these sweet-and-sour onion strips on hot dogs, hamburgers or sandwiches.

German-Style Quick-Pickled Onions

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.

Beer-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Maple-Bourbon Ketchup

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!)

Maple-Bourbon Ketchup

Chimichurri

This classic Argentinian sauce with fresh parsley and cilantro is made for spooning over grilled meats (especially steak), but we also love it with scrambled eggs or roasted potatoes. The recipe comes from chef Michael Ollier of Certified Angus Beef in Wooster, Ohio.

Chimichurri

Horseradish-Mustard Mayonnaise

This easy sauce spices up hot dogs, sandwiches or any grilled meat.

Horseradish-Mustard Mayonnaise

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.

Sriracha-Lime Ranch Dressing

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.

Fresh Green Tomato Relish 

Quick Pickle Ribbons

Try this easy, crunchy topper on sliders, hamburgers or hot dogs. 

Quick Pickle Ribbons

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.

Sweet-Hot Corn and Blueberry Relish

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.

Hot Dog-Hamburger Secret Sauce

Cranberry-Orange Relish

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