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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Extra-Special Sauce

One taste and you'll see that this spicy-sweet sauce lives up to its name.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 5 mins
  • yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups




  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon Asian chili sauce (such as sambal oelek;

Cook's Note

Storage: Sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.


  1. Step 1

    Stir together ketchup, mayonnaise, pickle juice, and Asian chili sauce.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2010

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Reviews (4)

  • 6 Jul, 2014

    This sounds really good! One question, though... What exactly is Asian chili sauce? I've looked and I get overwhelmed at all the sauce choices in the condiment aisle... none of which actually say, "Asian chili sauce," at least that I can find. Will hot sauce work? Chili sauce? Please help point me in the right direction. Thanks!! :)

    PS- I love all your recipes and greatly miss Mad Hungry on TV.

  • 2 Mar, 2011

    this sauce is very good as is this womens cook book..Mad Hungray a must for those who like to cook

  • 18 Aug, 2010

    Has anyone made this? Should it be sweet or dill pickles? It does not specify.

  • 15 Jun, 2010

    I'm assuming that from the description of the sauce being spicy-"sweet", that the pickle juice should be from a jar of sweet pickles. Anyway, it does sound interesting enough to try....bring on the burgers!