Smash Sauce

By Chef Max Straczek

A recipe so tasty, you’ll start using it on much more than burgers…

10 min cook time

Serves 16

Why we like it

It’s neither Big Mac Sauce, nor is it Thousand Island Dressing…

This is the same (not-so-secret) secret sauce we use to top the PYRO Smash Burger inside L’OCA Quality Market.

But that’s not all… Smash Sauce has tons of great uses!

Drop a dollop onto a bun to elevate your homemade burger game, boost your baked potatoes, spice up a sandwich, or take your fries and tenders for a dip.

Also, we hate to disappoint, but this recipe does not require any actual smashing…


16 servings

Preparation Notes

The pickles in this recipe deliver a nice acidity and texture, while the raw onion provides a strong, yet slightly sweet bite, so make sure to finely dice them both to about the same size before blending them with the other wet ingredients.

If you love this Smash Sauce as much as we do, store it in an airtight container like a mason jar for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Just make sure to give it a good stir before serving.

Making the recipe

  1. Step 1


    • In a medium sized bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, pickles, and the onions.
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  2. Step 2


    • Stir well until everything is fully incorporated.
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  3. Step 3


    • Store in a mason jar or an airtight container inside the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.