What is Donkey Sauce you say? This is a sauce that is a little tangy, with a hint of heat and the smooth, luscious flavor of roasted garlic. I first saw this sauce when I was watching Guy Fieri on the Food Network making it. I came up with our own version of this sauce for your burgers, sandwiches…and more!
You have to hand it to Guy; despite his funny hair, he really knew what he was doing when he put this sauce together!
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WHAT INGREDIENTS GO INTO Donkey sauce
The ingredients for this sauce recipe are so easy, nothing that you wouldn’t find in any kitchen. That’s the simple beauty of this awesome sauce!
Why make up a plain old burger when you can have something spectacular? The sauce is close to a garlic aioli but definitely has some kick to it!
- Head of garlic, roasted
- Olive oil
- Dijon mustard
- Worcestershire sauce
- Tabasco sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
- Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
How to make Donkey Sauce
Start by roasting the garlic. Slice off the top 1/4 -1/3 of the head of garlic. Place in a section of aluminum foil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap it up tightly and roast in an oven for 35 – 45 minutes, or until soft. If you have a garlic roaster that works fantastic too!
Once the garlic is roasted, allow the head to cool. You should then be able to simply squeeze the roasted cloves out of the garlic head into a small mixing bowl. They will be soft, tender and wonderfully sweet!
Mash the roasted garlic with a fork into a puree. Then add the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire, Tabasco, Kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. Stir until well mixed.
I like to use a mason jar to store the sauce. Although, you could use any type of air-tight container you have in your kitchen. The donkey sauce will keep for about a week in the refrigerator, but I doubt it will last that long!
This is a sauce that you can use not only for burgers. It would be great on cold-cut sandwiches, or even as a dip for fries or a veggie platter.
why is it called donkey sauce?
The story goes that Guy, while working on a cruise ship, told the head chef that he would be a jacka** if he didn’t put sauce on a burger. The chef, whose English was not perfect, asked what a jacka** meant. Guy said it was a donkey and the chef called his sauce donkey sauce!
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- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 small head of garlic, roasted
- 2 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
- 2-3 dashes of Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
- Large pinch of Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
- Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350 degrees F.
- Slice off the top 1/4 - 1/3 of a head of garlic.
- Drizzle with olive oil and roast the garlic in a garlic roaster or wrapped in tin foil for 35 - 45 minutes or until soft.
- Allow to cool, then squeeze the garlic out of the head into a small bowl. Mash the roasted garlic using a fork into a puree.
- Add the mayonnaise, ketchup, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, Tabasco, Kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper, stir to combine.
- Refrigerate in an air-tight container if not using immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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