Jalapeno Fry Sauce

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jalapeno fry sauce

Jalapeno Fry Sauce is great on french fries, chips, burgers, onion rings, chicken sandwiches, and much more.

Fry sauce has become a popular food trend. It’s expanded to more than just dip for french fries. Now people are adding it to sandwiches and burgers. It’s also great on potato chips.

With a base of ketchup and mayonnaise, you can see why it would be a popular accompaniment to burgers.

I wanted to add a little kick to the basic sauce so I add jalapenos. It gives it more flavor. The only problem is trying not to eat all of it!!!

I dice the jalapenos small so it’s not super chunky but you can make them as small or big as you want.

For burgers and sandwiches, the jalapenos could even be sliced. I would keep small chunks for dipping french fries, unless they are thick like steak fries.

fry sauce with jalapenos

The key to this sauce is letting the sauce sit for a few hours to overnight before serving. It allows the jalapenos to add flavor to the mayonnaise and ketchup mixture.

I make the sauce in one of these Ziploc Containers (Amazon Link) so I can just put the lid on and get it straight in the refrigerator.

For this recipe, I use real mayonnaise, not Miracle Whip. Am I the only one that likes Miracle Whip for some things but real mayo for others??

Jalapeno Fry Sauce

Jalapeno fry sauce is great on french fries, chips, burgers, chicken sandwiches, onion rings, and so much more.

Course Main Course, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword burger sauce, burgers, cheeseburger sauce, chip dip, dip, french fry dip, fry sauce, jalapeno, spaghettisauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 ea jalapeno, chopped


  1. Combine the mayonnaise and ketchup in a small container or bowl with a lid.

  2. Chop the jalapeno into small pieces. Add to the mayonnaise/ketchup mixture.

  3. Stir until all of the ingredients are combined.

  4. Cover sauce with a lid and let it refrigerate 2 hours or overnight before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Jalapenos can be sliced, diced, or chopped as small or big as you’d like.  I recommend smaller pieces for chips, fries, or onion rings.  Bigger pieces or slices would be great for burgers and sandwiches.
  • Let the sauce refrigerate for as long as possible before serving.  This allows the flavor of the jalapenos to come out in the fry sauce.

I love restaurant burgers but always hated burgers at home. That is until I found the St. Pierre Brioche Buns at Target and Kroger. They are more expensive than regular buns (around $3 to $4 for 4 buns) but so worth it. Target’s Archer Farms brand has their own version of them that are cheaper (around $2.50) but I haven’t tried them yet. I’ll update this post if I get them. I’m sure other stores carry other brands, too.

toasted brioche bun

I put a little butter in a skillet over medium heat. Lay the inside of the buns down in the butter when the pan is hot. Pay close attention because they can go from buttery, to perfect, to burnt quickly.

This sauce would go great on some of our previous recipes. Check these out and add the jalapeno fry sauce for additional flavor.

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