Small Recipes...Comeback Sauce for Two

In the cookbook, “Southern Plate” by Christy Jordan, there’s a recipe for Comeback Sauce that is simply equal parts ketchup and mayonnaise.  It’s a good choice where you have kids, but Southern Living has a little more complicated recipe that is better.    I’m giving that recipe here, cut down from 1 ½ cups to 3/8 cup, so it doesn’t last until you have to throw it away.
Now, for my confession, I left out the Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and hot sauce, to make it more to our taste.  Smoked paprika…what can I say, if it’s fresh, it’s a smoky miracle.  I keep it on hand for seasoning salt, and it’s just great for that smoky flavor. 
So, my suggestion, try this recipe, but if you don’t have all the ingredients, try it anyway, it’s delicious with just ketchup and mayonnaise and anything else is just icing on the cake.
Try it with chicken strips, fried shrimp, even fish sticks taste better with some of this sauce to dip them in.      
                 Comeback Sauce for Two
     1/4  cup  mayonnaise
  1          tablespoon  chili sauce
     1/2    tablespoon  ketchup
     1/4    tablespoon  lemon juice
     1/4      teaspoon  smoked paprika
     1/2      teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce
     1/4      teaspoon  hot sauce
     1/8      teaspoon  kosher salt
     1/8      teaspoon  garlic powder
     1/8      teaspoon  onion powder
     1/8      teaspoon  dry mustard
    1/16      teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper

Stir together mayonnaise, chili sauce, ketchup, lemon juice, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, and pepper. Cover and chill 30 minutes before serving. Refrigerate 1 week.
  "3/8 cup"


  1. Love this stuff. I enjoy dipping my onion rings, chicken tenders, nuggets, French fries, potato chips, etc.
    I usually make about a pint of this dipping sauce.

    Enjoy your day & have a wonderful evening

  2. So, ladies, what's in YOUR sauce?


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