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Arby’s Sauce

This is ketchup with a kick. No one does this better than Arby’s. We did find that Lea and Perrins gave the best flavor for this sauce.

Arby's Sauce

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  • Recipe Type: CopyKat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Dips/Sauces
  • Prep time:10 minutes
  • Cook time:10 minutes
  • Serves: 10

This is a wonderful sauce on sandwiches it's a little spicy but very good!


  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Katsup
  • 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup White Vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 3 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (Lea and Perrins)
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Corn Starch Mixture (thickening mixture)
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 2 tablespoon Water
  • Mix well set aside.


Place all sauce ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for 15 - 20 seconds. Pour ingredients into a small saucepan, heat on medium low. Simmer gently for twenty minutes, stirring several times. After twenty minutes add corn starch mixture, stir well. When sauce begins to thickens let simmer on a very low temperature for ten minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

Mixture will be similar in thickness to steak sauce. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. This sauce is a nice change on hamburgers or pastrami, and great dipping sauce for hot wings.

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  • Andres

    This recipe is a good sauce, but is only marginally close. The ingredients for the original sauce are located on the Arby’s website. To have a better approximation, replace the ketchup with Heinz or Del Monte Chili Sauce. Ditch the Worcestershire, and add a little red bell pepper puree, ground celery seed, and chipotle powder. Replace the paprika with smoked paprika. That will get you there.

  • LizaJane789

    This sauce is almost exactly the same as Arby’s Sauce. IMO, it’s the VINEGAR that does it. And the consistancy, Arby’s Sauce isn’t terribly thick. I’ve been looking for this for years, and my family and I think this recipe is the closest match. Thank you!!!

  • Elmer

    I have just discovered Arby’s Three Pepper Sauce within the last four months. Like others, I really like it. However, having to buy something just to get some sauce is getting kind of expensive. Let’s not mention the cardiac issues just around the corner if I continue to make jalapeno bits a staple. So the quest began to duplicate it.

    Before I found the recipe you posted. My initial close examination at the sauce
    reminded me of a tomato based Hamburger relish the Heinz Company used to
    produce. The major difference being, that was a chunky relish and Arby’s product is a sauce. However, both are in similar in flavor from my recollection of the hamburger relish.

    A closer look reviled that there were very small pieces of
    either pickle or a pepper that appeared to be in a course tomato base. After seeing
    your recipe and comparing it to what I already observed, I just didn’t think it
    was right.

    So here’s what I did.

    1 12oz bottle of Aldi’s chili sauce

    4 to 5 jarred jalapeno slices, very finely diced

    1 heaping Tbsp. light brown sugar

    ½ tsp. paprika

    1 Tbsp. sweet pickle relish, very finely diced

    7 drops hot pepper sauce

    1/8 tsp. ground turmeric

    Heat all ingredients in a small sauce pan and then let it
    cool. I think this sauce is closer but
    there is smoothness on the pallet that I can’t seem to totally duplicate.


    • Stephanie

      I am sure they added some nice xantham gum or something to help make it smooth and creamy.

  • Amandamarcum93

    I work at arbys the ingredients are water vinegar salt garlic soy bean oil and pepper spices and capsicum spice

  • Mary Paldino Smith

    I really liked this recipe, and I thought it was better than “Arbys Sauce” Kudos to you!

  • Jgrant6489

    Your recipe is not even close to “Arbys Sauce” Just sayin! Tastes like horrible bbq sausce. just sayin!

    • Railbaron

      You SURE you didn’t screw it up???

  • Chipandsalsa

    I look forward to trying it! In Sweden, we dont have Arbys, and man do I miss it! Thanks

  • Fran

    I would really like a recipe for Arby’s three pepper sauce

  • Anonymous

    Close enough to the real thing for me!

  • Tummy

    wow thanks. this is terrific