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Comeback Sauce

August 17, 2011
by Jackie Garvin

Comeback Sauce ~ Syrup and Biscuits

Ask anyone from Mississippi if they know about Comeback Sauce and they will look at you shocked for even asking the question.  Of course, everyone in Mississippi knows about Comeback Sauce.  Even if you’ve never heard the name, you probably know it, too.   The sauce that’s served by the steak house chain made famous by the onions that bloom, is reminiscent of Comeback Sauce.  Chances are you’ve had it on a burger or sandwich at a new age sandwich shop.  It’s a versatile sauce that also makes a great salad dressing.   The origins are debated, but most attribute the sauce to a Greek immigrant who settled in Mississippi after WWII.

Most recipes agree on the proportions of mayonnaise to ketchup to chili sauce and heavy on the black pepper.  After that, the amounts of all the other ingredients are up for grabs.

Del Monte Chili Sauce. Look for it on your condiment aisle. If you can’t find Del Monte, Heinz is a suitable substitute.  

Chili Sauce is a condiment that is  usually found on the same aisle as ketchup, mayo and mustard.   Look for it on the top shelve.  The bottle  contains 12 ounces.  I’ve always preferred Heinz, but,  my store  was recently out of Heinz and I bought Del Monte which I’ve found is just as good.   It’s always nice to have an option.   Chili Sauce and chili pepper are not the same.

I formulated this recipe to give it as much shelf life as possible.  Since I opted for garlic powder and onion powder over fresh garlic and onion,  the sauce will keep in your refrigerator for as long as you would keep mayonnaise and ketchup.  But, don’t worry.   It will be eaten long before you have to worry about it spoiling.

It’s uses are many.  It’s a dip for vegetables and chips, a salad dressing, a sauce for seafood or a sandwich spread.  I will be serving mine tonight with Salmon Patties.  It is good on EVERYTHING, except Cheerios.

Here’s my version that makes a pint jar full.

1 cup Duke’s mayonnaise (one of my Favorites)

1/4  cup Heinz ketchup

1/4 cup chili sauce  ( I prefer Heinz or DelMonte.  DO NOT substitute Thai Chili Sauce)

1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1/4 cup light olive oil

juice of one lemon

Mix all ingredients well and store in refrigerator overnight.  It needs to sit to let the flavors become “acquainted”.   They shouldn’t rush into marriage.


Comeback Sauce

Comeback Sauce


  • yield: one pint
  • 1 cup Duke’s mayonnaise (one of my Favorites)
  • 1/4 cup Heinz ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce ( I prefer Heinz or DelMonte. DO NOT substitute Thai Chili Sauce)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil
  • juice of one lemon


Mix all ingredients well and store in refrigerator overnight. It needs to sit to let the flavors become “acquainted”. They shouldn’t rush into marriage.

Comeback Sauce goes with EVERYTHING.....except Cheerios.


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  1. August 24, 2011 9:25 am

    Oh, SO very glad you shared this! I’ve never heard of “Comeback Sauce,” but that’s ok – I’ll be mixing some up this week! Your recipes are rather special… : )

    • August 24, 2011 10:10 am

      Emma Ann,

      Once you make this sauce, you will always want to keep some in your fridge. I didn’t grow up knowing about Comeback Sauce, either. You would think something so popular in Mississippi would make it’s way to South Alabama. At any rate, I’m sure glad that I finally crossed paths with it. Thanks for reading, Emma Ann!

    • Sherry Richards permalink
      October 13, 2011 4:42 pm

      I just made this dressing and of course i had to taste it, OH my goodness!!!!! If letting it sit makes it better I wont be able to stand it!!!! I will just take a spoon and eat it. I made it with Dukes!!!!!
      My Frig will never be with out this Dressing!!! Thank you so much for sharing. I did leave out the Black Pepper because Hubby can eat it, but every thing else is as written.

      • October 13, 2011 6:40 pm


        Thank you for letting me know how much you love Comeback Sauce. It’s unbelievably good! 🙂

  2. Holly Mason permalink
    August 24, 2011 2:04 pm

    Agree about Dukes Mayo. It is for Mayo people!!! I get it at the Amish Salvage store here for 75 cents for the big one, otherwise we’d be eatin’ plain ol generic.

    • August 24, 2011 2:08 pm


      Seventy-five cents???? What a bargain! I would have to clean out the shelves if I ever ran a deal as good as that.

      • Holly Mason permalink
        August 24, 2011 2:41 pm

        Oh, you bet I do every time I see that they have Dukes. I have four in my cupboard right now. I don’t feel so bad making those mayo-heavy dishes when I’m paying that kind of price. Dukes is almost four bucks at my Kroger.

    • mississippigirl permalink
      November 21, 2011 7:04 pm

      OMG…..Dukes mayo for 75 cents……..I’d drive half a day for that. There’s nothing else like it. Hellman’s would be my next choice but still, there’s no comparison. And yes, we do love comeback sauce in Mississippi. It is good on anything!

      • November 21, 2011 7:36 pm


        Isn’t that the truth! If I ever saw Duke’s for 75 cents, I would faint and fall out. 🙂

        • Tamara permalink
          February 23, 2014 2:39 pm

          WOW! Are you kidding me, up north it’s almost $4 a 32oz. jar. And you’d be hard press to find it for that price in national grocery chains in Western Maryland….I’m having Duke’s envy right about now.

    • Rita LaChance permalink
      February 5, 2012 8:20 am

      Oh my, I need to send you some money to buy some Mayo and ship it to me. It would be totally worth the price of shipping to do it for the price and we don’t have that brand here in OR.

      • February 5, 2012 10:12 am


        Here’s a mail order source for you. I’ve never done business with this company so I can’t vouch for their reliability. 🙂

        • Elena permalink
          March 25, 2012 11:06 am

          Living here in VA I can get Dukes at all the grocery stores! Thank goodness, because it IS the best! My sister lives outside of Chicago so in her “care packages” she always get a couple jars of Dukes. I can’t wait to try the Comeback Sause. (And, so glad I found your site!)

          • March 26, 2012 3:49 pm


            What a lucky duck your sister is to have someone send her Duke’s! Please let me know what you think of Comeback Sauce. I’m mixing up a new batch right now.

            Please visit again. Welcome home! 🙂

        • Debra Murrell permalink
          November 6, 2012 2:33 am

          The link forSouthern Connoissure is good! I just received my jar of Dukes Mayo. It was shipped immediately to me. Will be reordering.

    • Loretta Trammell permalink
      February 12, 2012 1:39 am

      Where is this Amish salvage store you speak of?

      • February 12, 2012 8:01 am


        I haven’t found an Amish salvage store. Maybe another reader will chime in. 🙂

        • sandy galle permalink
          July 18, 2012 10:07 am

          we have the stores in Iowa

          • July 18, 2012 11:40 am


            It’s great to hear that Duke’s has made it all the way to IA! 🙂

            • Steven Paris permalink
              March 25, 2013 9:39 am

              There is an Amish store near Colona Iowa that sells scratch and dent items. Not sure if they carry Dukes mayo.

          • Julie Schutte permalink
            August 26, 2012 3:23 pm

            I live in IA… where is this Amish store?

          • Elaine permalink
            March 10, 2013 12:57 pm

            Sandy Galle– where in Ia did you find the Dukes? Close to Omaha, Ne?

  3. cheryl dilbone permalink
    August 24, 2011 4:58 pm

    never heard of Dukes mayo here in the midwest

    • August 24, 2011 5:04 pm

      Duke’s is my preferred brand of mayonnaise. Just use whatever your favorite may be.

      • margaret permalink
        September 25, 2012 10:32 pm

        how many calories and fat grams is in the sauce

        • September 26, 2012 6:31 am

          I don’t have a nutrition analysis program that will give the breakdown of fat grams and calories.

        • Deb permalink
          August 7, 2014 7:09 am

          If your from the South…. who cares.

    • Cat Banguis permalink
      September 30, 2011 6:26 pm

      Cheryl, if you have a Fresh Market nearby they carry it. It’s very good and closer to the taste/texture of Hellmann’s (don’t yell at me, Duke’s fans!!!) than Kraft. If substituting go for the Hellmann’s.

      • Alison Daly permalink
        December 31, 2012 7:17 am

        I have never had Duke’s Mayo but I agree Cat that Hellmann’s is way better than Kraft as far as mayo goes. Also prefer Hellmann’s Mayo to Miracle Whip.

    • Cari permalink
      November 3, 2011 1:49 pm

      I live in Canada….I highly doubt I can get this Duke’s mayo here lol!

    • Brooke permalink
      December 12, 2011 12:41 pm

      You wont belive the diffrence in taste compared to any other! In SC thats the only brand!!

    • Julia Wingfield permalink
      January 3, 2012 3:23 pm

      I get Duke’s at Schnucks in StLouis… maybe you can find it if you have a Schnucks near you… WalMart in this area has it as well…

      • January 4, 2012 5:20 pm


        Duke’s has expanded all the way to St. Louis? That’s great news! Thanks so much for letting us know a source up there. 🙂

    • MTuritto permalink
      January 26, 2012 4:12 pm

      Dukes Mayo is from Greenville, SC ….. I lived there for a while and it really is a great mayonnaise.

      • January 27, 2012 10:14 am


        If you read the comments, you’ll see that you’re not alone in your assessment of Duke’s mayo! It is the best mayo as far as I’m concerned. 🙂

  4. Lulu permalink
    August 30, 2011 8:32 pm

    What kind of chili sauce??

  5. Lulu permalink
    August 30, 2011 8:33 pm

    What kind of chilli Sauce?

    • August 30, 2011 8:51 pm

      I use Del Monte Chili Sauce. It’s on the same isle as the ketchup and is usually on the top two shelves. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Kay permalink
    August 30, 2011 9:21 pm

    Being a Mississippi girl….I grew up on Comeback Sauce! Try it with seafood….boiled or fried shrimp are devine with Comeback Sauce….great on salads…like you said, everything but Cheerios! Thanks for sharing….just like the one I use except I add about 1 T. of grated onion.

    • August 30, 2011 9:50 pm

      Isn’t Comeback Sauce the greatest? Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit again.

  7. August 30, 2011 9:34 pm

    No Dukes Mayo down here in Texas or in Louisiana that I know about!

    • August 30, 2011 9:51 pm


      So sorry that you don’t have access to Duke’s mayo. Just use your favorite brand. Thanks for stopping by. Please comeback (yes, I said it!) again. You are always welcome.

    • August 31, 2011 8:52 am

      Paige, I just saw Duke’s at HEB for the first time the other day! One of my friends from east Texas loves it, but I hadn’t been able to get my hands on any until now. Hopefully you can find it at an HEB somewhere 🙂

    • Jenny permalink
      August 31, 2011 1:27 pm

      I am in Austin, TX and my HEB has Dukes. A friend of mine from North Carolina told me about it so when I saw ti on the shelf, I had to try it.. BEST MAYO EVER!

      Can’t wait to try the Comeback Sauce.

    • Calista Rose permalink
      September 1, 2011 8:58 pm

      some HEB’s have it that’s where i get it here in houston

    • Melissa permalink
      September 23, 2011 4:53 pm

      Central Market carries it in Texas

    • Barb permalink
      October 3, 2011 10:48 am

      HEB has Dukes.

    • Trista permalink
      November 1, 2011 12:49 pm

      HEB carries Duke’s Mayo here in Tx. It’s got a yellow label with black lettering. Wal-mart also has it. I live in Central Texas, hopefully you can find some!

      • November 1, 2011 7:09 pm


        Several people have commented that Blue Plate is as good to them as Duke’s. For folks that don’t have access to Duke’s, this may be another option. 🙂

        • Melanie H permalink
          February 6, 2012 8:34 pm

          I don’t like Duke’s. I actually will only use Blue Plate!

          • February 6, 2012 9:01 pm

            You should use your favorite mayo whatever that might be. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

          • Debbie Pipkins permalink
            February 11, 2012 2:46 am

            oh my gosh! I was beginning to wonder if there were any Blue Plate lovers out there. I live in southern MS and i have never heard of Dukes. Since i just started weight watchers, i am going to try it with blue plate light mayo. I will try to remember to let you know how it turns out with light mayo! Thanks for the recipe!

            • February 11, 2012 9:11 am


              Blue Plate is very popular and it’s the mayo we had at my house growing up. I discovered Duke’s later in life and it became my favorite. You should use whatever mayo is your favorite. Please let me know how the sauce turns out for you. 🙂

              Welcome home! 🙂

    • Ronda permalink
      January 21, 2012 2:09 pm

      I’ve seen Duke’s mayo in the HEB in SanAntonio before :0)

    • Kimberly permalink
      February 2, 2012 8:13 pm

      Duke is the same as Helmann’s

      • February 2, 2012 10:05 pm

        Thanks, Kimberly! 🙂

      • Dani permalink
        September 1, 2012 11:50 pm

        They are not the same.

      • Laurie permalink
        December 10, 2012 9:01 pm

        Duke’s is definitely not the same as Hellmann’s. BTW, Central Market, which is an HEB owned brand, does carry Duke’s as well.

        • Jackie permalink
          December 11, 2012 9:30 am

          Alright ya’ll…I guess I’m gonna have to go out and buy some Duke’s. Even though I’m a “GRITS”, I’ve always been a Hellman’s-lover. I’m willing to keep and open mind and give it a try! 🙂 Enjoy the comments here!

          • December 11, 2012 4:04 pm


            You’re making me smile all over! What a great sense of humor you have! 🙂

    • Ellise permalink
      July 3, 2012 11:53 am

      I live in Bossier City, Louisiana, and I just saw an ad for Dukes Mayo in the Brookshire’s sale paper for this week. Will definitely try it. I’ve been seeing it in recipes a lot lately.

    • bellrose permalink
      July 7, 2012 11:41 pm

      In Metairie, LA, (suburb of New Orleans), I found Duke’s mayo at Zupardo’s on Veterans.

      • July 8, 2012 8:32 am

        Thanks for that info, Bellrose! 🙂

      • July 17, 2012 10:26 pm

        THANK YOU bellrose!!! I’ll be in that vicinty tomorrow and will most definitely pay Zuppardo’s a visit… love to go there anyway! 🙂

  8. August 31, 2011 8:41 am

    This sounds delicious! Is it like the sauce for the “flowering Onion” at previously mentioned steak joint? I could eat that on anything! Thanks for sharing I will be trying this soon!

    • August 31, 2011 8:51 am

      I think the sauce at the steak house may have a tad bit of horseradish added. However, this sauce is good just like it is with fried onions. Take it out for a “taste” drive and let me know what you think. It goes with EVERYTHING…..except Cheerios. Thanks for stopping by! Please visit again!

  9. August 31, 2011 9:31 am

    How long does this sauce last? This sounds sooo good!! Found you through Pinterest…:)

    • August 31, 2011 9:43 am

      Hi Kari!

      Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits. I reformulated this sauce to have a loooooonnng shelve life. Some recipes call for fresh minced onion and garlic. I substituted onion powder and garlic powder. The primary ingredients are mayo, ketchup and chili sauce. So, this will keep as long as you would ordinarily keep those products in your fridge. However, this will not last long. I can promise you that. It goes with EVERYTHING……except Cheerios! <3

  10. Joel permalink
    August 31, 2011 10:35 am

    I too found my way here via Pinterest and I think I have found a new favorite food blog.

    This sauce looks similar to Alabama white bbq sauce. I cannot wait to try it.

    • August 31, 2011 10:41 am

      Good morning, Joel! Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! I just made a fresh pitcher of Southern Sweet Tea. I know you must be thirsty.

      Comeback Sauce is similar to Alabama White BBQ Sauce. It does have ketchup and chili sauce, though. However, it could be easily modified to create White BBQ Sauce. I need to do a post on Alabama White BBQ Sauce. Thanks for the inspiration!

      • Claire Lane permalink
        January 29, 2012 9:02 pm

        Jackie — Please update us when you do that Alabama White BBQ Sauce! I’d love to figure out how to do that one.

        p.s. Duke’s is the ONLY mayo in this N Florida house!

      • Hawaa permalink
        July 18, 2012 12:18 pm

        Is this sauce at all similiar to the Roulade sauce from New Orleans ?

        • Hawaa permalink
          July 18, 2012 12:20 pm

          Pardon me , I meant Roumalade or close to that.

          • July 18, 2012 12:25 pm


            I knew what you meant. 🙂 It is similar to Remoulade Sauce. Someone described it as being like Thousand Island without the islands. I love that description. It doesn’t have pickle relish which represent the islands.

  11. Sue permalink
    August 31, 2011 11:09 am

    LOVE IT! I prefer Hellman’s Mayo though. Ive never been fond of Duke’s.

  12. August 31, 2011 12:02 pm

    What I’d like to know is if it’s on par with Cane’s sauce 😉

    a girl from LA

    • August 31, 2011 12:29 pm


      I’m not familiar with Cane’s Sauce but I googled it and found some recipes. This sauce is VERY similar. If you like Cane’s Sauce, you’re going to LOVE this sauce. <3

    • Jenny permalink
      August 31, 2011 4:53 pm

      Yeah Canes!! My husband loves that sauce so much that we have to stop to eat at Canes everytime we travel through Lubbock, TX.
      Now I understand what this recipe is! I’m so excited to make it for the hubster 🙂

  13. August 31, 2011 12:22 pm

    Sounds yummy! Gonna make this!!

  14. Tori permalink
    August 31, 2011 12:25 pm

    This sounds like the white sauce recipe that the Japanese hibachi restaurants use for dipping chicken. I’m excited to try it out and taste!

    • August 31, 2011 12:27 pm


      It’s great used as a dipping sauce. It goes with EVERYTHING…..except Cheerios. <3

  15. Tim permalink
    August 31, 2011 3:28 pm

    Like what i see but as I’m from England one mistake is it’s not Worchesterhire sauce but Worcester Sauce.. Sorry guys but going to make it.. Cheers

    • August 31, 2011 4:02 pm


      It’s labeled here in the US as both Worchestershire and Worcestershire and both are pronounced woos’ – tur – shi – er. How do you pronounce Worcester?

      • Stephanie permalink
        September 3, 2011 11:40 am

        The city of Worcester, MA is also pronounce woos’ tur shi er. Making Comeback Sauce tonight to go with crab cakes for a cocktail party!

        • September 3, 2011 11:43 am


          Enjoy your dinner tonight! English can be so confusing! Thanks for the delightful comment! 🙂

        • Kerri permalink
          June 27, 2012 8:30 pm

          It’s Wooster:)

        • Marianne permalink
          February 27, 2013 9:40 pm

          Wrong. It is pronounced Woosta. Trust me, I’m a native.

      • October 13, 2011 6:38 am

        It’s pronounced “Wooster” 🙂

        • lee ann permalink
          November 23, 2011 2:48 pm

          Actually, it is” Woostah” – (like Lobstah, Chowda, Green Monstah etc..) As with most words the “R” is silent heah in MA. 🙂

        • Diana permalink
          September 24, 2013 5:15 pm

          Wooster sauce– um, when I got married I asked my husband to pass the sauce and he said, Oh, you mean the what’s this here sauce? to this day now I have to think twice how to say it.

  16. Linda Moore permalink
    August 31, 2011 5:58 pm

    Duke’s mayo is made with apple cider vinegar. That is what gives it the extra “kick”. Gotta go make some of your comeback sauce now… sounds amazing.

  17. Annette permalink
    August 31, 2011 6:24 pm

    We make a similiar version of this for dipping boiled crawfish, shrimp and fish in…we usually use Blue Plate mayo…never knew it had a name but my daughter loves it. She is grown and when she comes for a visit and we have seafood she always asked “mama u gonna make some of your dipping stuff” lol. I think she thinks I invented it lol.

    • August 31, 2011 6:32 pm


      You just let her go on thinking that. Your secret is safe with us! 🙂

    • October 22, 2011 4:26 pm

      annette, that was my first experience with this sauce…when visiting friends in mississippi and they made it for our shrimp boil. and, they used blue plate mayo, too. it’s the best. also, we added a generous amount of horseradish and it was extra yummy!

  18. August 31, 2011 8:28 pm

    I’ve never heard of Comeback Sauce before, but it sure looks tasty!

  19. Natalie C permalink
    September 1, 2011 11:49 am

    Chili Sauce? Do you mean salsa? Sorry, I am in New Mexico and chili has a very different meaning here.

    • September 1, 2011 5:31 pm

      There is a condiment called chili sauce that is located on the isle with the ketchup. It’s usually on the 1st or 2nd shelf. I hope you can find some. 🙂

  20. September 1, 2011 12:53 pm

    Oh my this sounds good, going to have to give it a try.

  21. September 1, 2011 5:38 pm

    Sounds yummy. I’ll make mine with Veganaise (no eggs)

    • September 1, 2011 5:39 pm


      I’m sure it will turn out fine for you. Please let me know because that’s a good substitution for folks who can’t or won’t eat eggs. Thanks for reading and commenting!

      • September 3, 2011 7:50 pm

        Worked out beautifully mad with veganaise and vegan Worcestershire sauce. I’m a newbie vegan and this sauce tastes great on my gardein seven grains crispy tenders.

        • September 3, 2011 7:53 pm

          I’m so glad you could make this wonderful sauce work with some modifications. Thank you for sharing the results. You could make the same modification for Alabama White BBQ Sauce that I just posted. That would give you a variety of vegan friendly sauces to use. 🙂

  22. Rhiannon (Bewitching Dreams) permalink
    September 1, 2011 9:12 pm

    This looks amazing! I’ve been trying to replicate the steakhouse’s sauce for years…I love these types of sauces, but have never found a recipe I just fell in love with.

    We might have to do seafood this weekend just to try this 😉 Do you use Grey Poupon dijon? I end up grabbing Harris Teeter’s brand, but, I wouldn’t mind an excuse to buy the really yummy stuff!

    Yay for Pinterest for directing me here! 😀

    • September 1, 2011 9:24 pm

      I sang your name as I typed it. That was always one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs. I have no idea which generation your in. Do you even know who Fleetwood Mac is? 🙂

      This sauce is crazy good. I think the steakhouse’s sauce may have a touch of horseradish in it but i’m not sure . At any rate, this sauce is good enough to stand up to any fried onion just like it is. I do use Grey Poupon but, honestly, with the small amount in this recipe I would say to use what you have.

      Pinterest has been incredible! My blog traffic has increased 10 fold. I keep hitting myself on the head just to make sure I’m not looking at the numbers wrong! I’m so very happy you found us! Please visit often. <3

      • Rhiannon (Bewitching Dreams) permalink
        September 2, 2011 10:34 am

        Oh, trust me, I will be back! I just discovered your Krystal recipe 😀 I have very similar memories of sharing the little bits of heaven with my grandparents growing up.

        And yes, I do know who Fleetwood Mac is 😉 I was the generation after, so my dad made sure I knew what I was named after, LOL

        • September 2, 2011 3:26 pm

          Good for your Dad, Rhiannon! I hope you enjoy the Jella (Krystal) burgers! Rhi-aaaaaaaaaaaaaa-non! Taken by, taken by the sky…….

  23. Katie permalink
    September 1, 2011 8:45 pm

    This sounds like the amazing sauce at Layne’s in College Station, TX. If it is anything it, I can’t wait to make it!

    • September 1, 2011 9:04 pm


      I hope you enjoy it! After I made the sauce and tasted it the first time, I could think of 1,000 places I had something that tasted very similar. It’s is, without a doubt, the best all around sauce I’ve ever had.

  24. Margret permalink
    September 2, 2011 7:43 am

    Hi, I also found you on Pinterest. Loving that onion stuff the way I do, I just have to try your recipe. I can’t wait!

    • September 2, 2011 8:52 am

      Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! I’m so happy you found us tucked away in our little corner of the world. Enjoy the Comeback Sauce. Please visit us again. We love having you. 🙂

  25. Rowanvamp0 permalink
    September 2, 2011 12:23 pm

    Wow after reading the recipes and then the comments I had no clue that Duke’s was not so widely known or carried..I grew up in the south and we ALWAYS have DUKE’S mayo no matter what store you head in to..But I have to admit never heard of comeback sauce and you can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to give it a try..thanks for broading my horizons!

    • September 2, 2011 3:23 pm

      I forget that Duke’s isn’t available to everyone, too! Poor people. I hate if for them! I hope you enjoy the sauce as much as we do. Please visit us again! 🙂

  26. September 2, 2011 2:01 pm

    I, too, found you via pinterest! I can’t wait to try this out, but I would love to hear some of your favorite things to serve this yummy sauce with… love that it’s made with basically everything I keep in my cupboard anyway!

    • September 2, 2011 3:21 pm

      Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! We love the sauce on salmon patties, fried green tomatoes, seafood in general and on hamburgers. It’s great as a dipping sauce for chicken fingers, too. Please write to me and let me know how you decide to use it. i love hearing from you! 🙂

  27. Paula Michele permalink
    September 2, 2011 6:05 pm

    I made up a batch of this for my husband today. I also found you on Pinterest. I agree that Dukes is the best mayo around. 🙂

    • September 2, 2011 8:13 pm

      Hi Paula,

      Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! Don’t be a stranger….we love having you visit. Duke’s is just the best!! I hope you and your husband enjoy the sauce. Please let me know. I love hearing from you. 🙂

  28. Donna Trull permalink
    September 2, 2011 7:34 pm

    I too found you thru Pinterest. I’ve never heard of this sauce but one day years ago in the salon I work in a lady came in that used to own a restaurant in town. My client asked her if she had any of her special sauce made up that she wanted to buy some. The lady came back a few days later with some kind of concoction in a mason jar. I asked my client what it was and she said she didn’t know but that it was the most delicious sauce ever and it was good on anything. I have a feeling this may be her “secret” sauce. I can’t wait to try it.
    Love your blog!

    • September 2, 2011 8:11 pm

      Hi Donna! Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! I’m so glad you found us. Please visit often. We love having you. I hope you enjoy Comeback Sauce as much as we do. Please write me and let me know. I love hearing from you. 🙂

  29. September 2, 2011 10:39 pm

    Also found you via Pinterest! I LOVE all dipping sauces and have been making a number of them lately. It’s crazy how many flavor combos you can come up with. Mine are either mayo or sour cream based.

    This one does sound incredible & of course I’ll be trying it!

    Thanks for sharing!! Denise

    • September 3, 2011 6:57 am

      Thanks for stopping by, Denise! I hope you visit again. I’m working on a post now on Alabama White BBQ Sauce, another mayo based sauce. With your interest in dipping sauces, you might enjoy this one. 🙂

  30. Maggie permalink
    September 3, 2011 7:47 am

    What are your favorite things to use the comeback sauce on? It looks so yummy! I came here through pinterest also!

    • September 3, 2011 8:08 am

      Hi Maggie! Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits. We love Comeback Sauce on Salmon Patties and seafood in general, fried green tomatoes and hamburgers. It makes a wonderful dipping sauce for chicken fingers, too. It really goes with EVERYTHING….except Cheerios. I hope you visit us often. We love having you! 🙂

  31. September 3, 2011 11:55 am

    Shared with my facebook readers. yum!

    • September 3, 2011 8:03 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing the link! I greatly appreciate it. 🙂

    • September 3, 2011 8:06 pm

      I’m sharing the link to your blog with my daughter who has 2 year old twins. I was impressed with your twin connections! 🙂

  32. September 3, 2011 2:01 pm

    Made it with Veganaise…YUMMY!! Heavenly on my Boca “Chicken” and a wonderful dip for my Gardein seven grain crispy tenders!!!

  33. Jane permalink
    September 4, 2011 4:45 pm

    Whipped up a batch on Saturady morning, and by lunchtime, it had landed on our cheeseburgers at lunch. Tonight, I’m setting it out with fried chicken tenders I’m thinking there will be another batch needed soon…!

    • September 4, 2011 10:22 pm

      I’m glad to seeing that you’re quickly discovering the versatility of this sauce. I have been known to say, “This sauce goes with EVERYTHING…..except Cheerios. “

  34. September 5, 2011 3:39 pm

    As a Mississippi girl I think you’ve done a fine representation of our Comeback sauce Jackie. In fact, it’s very much like my own recipe! There are recipes around that think a simple mixture of mayo, ketchup and tons of black pepper qualify, but as I see you have discovered, there’s a bit more to the sauce than that.

    • September 5, 2011 8:11 pm


      Thank you so kindly! I looked at about 12 or 15 different recipes and they were all over the board with the exception of the mayo:ketchup:chili sauce ratios that seemed to be fairly consistent. Several recipes used fresh onion and garlic. I keep onion powder and garlic powder in my spice cabinet and use them in condiments when I want to extend the shelf life. Obviously, the powder will last longer than fresh. Most of the recipes called for cayenne pepper but I used Tabasco instead because the flavor is milder and my grandchildren love to eat this sauce. They can’t tolerate a lot of spiciness. Some of the recipes used anchovy paste. I think Worcestershire Sauce has enough flavor to compensate for anchovy paste. The addition of horseradish makes it taste a little closer to the steakhouse onion sauce but that’s getting too spicy for little ones. We love this sauce. I keep a jar in my fridge at all times. 🙂

  35. deidre permalink
    September 6, 2011 6:36 pm

    hi! i had never heard of comeback either UNTIL we moved to mississippi in 2005. we’ve been back in alabama for a year now, and besides dear friends, comeback is one of the things we miss most!! thanks for sharing the recipe…i will be making some soon!!

    • September 7, 2011 8:46 am

      From one fellow Alabamian to another, welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! Enjoy the sauce. We have grown to love it. Please visit us again! 🙂

  36. Carly Drake permalink
    September 6, 2011 11:25 pm

    I can NOT wait to make this! Thank you so so much for sharing!!

    • September 7, 2011 8:45 am


      I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 Please visit us again. We love having you.

      • Carly Drake permalink
        September 8, 2011 4:03 pm

        I’m making your buttermilk biscuits soon too. I am in love with this blog! Yuuumm! Sharing with everyone I know…

        • September 8, 2011 7:42 pm

          I’m so happy you found us! Thank you so much for sharing Syrup and Biscuits. That means more to me than you can imagine. 🙂

  37. Rachel permalink
    September 7, 2011 3:41 pm

    Lived in MS (gulf coast) from ’05-09 and miss a lot of things about the area but esp the sauce at Captain Al’s in Gulfport. I had thought before it was a comeback sauce but then I thought maybe a jezabel sauce. Not sure but it has quite a kick. Maybe they just have more horseradish than most. Back in Alabama now but we do miss that sauce!

    • September 7, 2011 4:09 pm

      Try making my Comeback Sauce and adding some horseradish. I purposely kept mine from being to spicy because my two year old grandchildren love it! 🙂

  38. abby permalink
    September 8, 2011 6:34 am

    Hi, is there a good substitute for the Dijon mustard? I live in Kenya, and don’t have access to it. Or could I just omit it?
    Thanks…I can’t wait to try this!

    • September 8, 2011 3:12 pm


      I would use whatever mustard you can find. Don’t omit it because it lends some acidity that would be missing. Try to find some spicy brown. If you can’t find that, use yellow. Please let me know how it turns out for you. 🙂

  39. September 8, 2011 12:38 pm

    I can hardly wait to mix some up and try it. I love the go with everything part of it…kinda like jalapeno butter, goes great with everything well…maybe not cheerios!

    • September 8, 2011 3:07 pm


      I hope you enjpy Comeback Sauce. I keep a jar in my fridge at all times and use it on EVERYTHING….except Cheerios. 🙂 I’ve never heard of jalapeno butter but it sounds very interesting. Do you use it any place that Tabasco could be used? 🙂

  40. allison permalink
    September 9, 2011 11:30 am

    Do you think this would work using Siracha? ( The “Rooster” brand asian chili sauce)

    • September 9, 2011 1:59 pm


      I’m not familiar with the taste of Siracha but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work for you if that’s a condiment that you like. Give it a try! <3

      • Michelle permalink
        December 10, 2011 12:54 pm

        I haven’t made this yet, but looking at the recipe (and the amount it calls for) I would probably stay away from the Sriracha in this recipe, as it is much much spicier than the Heinz chili sauce! If I’m thinking of the right two sauces, you could eat a teaspoonful of Heinz chili sauce right off the spoon, but if you tried to do that with Sriracha, it would burn your face off! In a smaller amount it would probably work, though.

        • December 10, 2011 3:49 pm


          You should certainly stay away from Sriracha unless you like for your mouth to be on fire. 🙂

  41. meg permalink
    September 10, 2011 3:20 pm

    what is chilli sauce?

    • September 11, 2011 8:43 am


      Chili Sauce is a condiment that is found on the isle with the ketchup. It’s usually on the first or second shelf. It’s essentially an embellished ketchup. 🙂

  42. September 10, 2011 3:54 pm

    This Sauce is also very famous among the french canadian! yummy! now we have a name for it! thanks!

    • September 11, 2011 8:42 am


      Isn’t Comeback Sauce just the best sauce in the world?? We love it. Hello to all the French Canadians who enjoy it, too! *waves wildely*

  43. September 12, 2011 7:30 pm

    I am SO glad that Tami from Party Food to Go had this pinned on Pinterest! YUM! I grew up in Mississippi but have never heard of this! Funny, huh? Maybe it didn’t make its way down south of I-10 on the coast? 😉 I am going to make it, and soon!

    • September 12, 2011 8:53 pm


      I never heard of Comeback Sauce in Alabama, either. Not even in Mobile. You would think something so popular in Mississippi would have made it’s way to Alabama. I hope you love it as much as we do.

      Hallelujah for Pinterest! We’ve made so many new friends who are now regular followers of Syrup and Biscuits. It’s really been a humbling experience. So glad you found us! We love having you around. Please visit often and share Syrup and Biscuits with your friends and family. We love company! 🙂

    • February 25, 2012 1:21 pm

      I’m glad to know I’m not the only one! Guess it didn’t make it down towards the Gulf very much…

  44. shutterbug36092 permalink
    September 14, 2011 4:50 pm

    Dukes and Hellmans are the same or so similar you wouldn’t tell the difference. Both are salty instead of sweet.

    • September 14, 2011 6:11 pm


      Thanks for letting us know. Lots of folks can’t get Duke’s. Maybe Hellman’s will be available. 🙂

  45. Sherry permalink
    September 16, 2011 10:20 pm

    Comeback Sauce sounds something like what we here in Guntersville, Alabama call “Chicken Sauce”. It was made famous by a local chicken finger joint! Only difference is that we add poppy seeds!

    • September 17, 2011 6:54 am

      The addition of poppy seeds sounds interesting! Thanks for stopping by. Please visit us again! 🙂

  46. September 17, 2011 12:11 am

    Greetings! Saw this on Pinterest and had to come investigate and get the recipe! Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  47. September 17, 2011 12:17 am

    p.s. if you are on Pinterest, please let me know and I will follow you!

  48. Sheila Lence permalink
    September 17, 2011 6:56 pm

    Found you through Pinterest, and the pin is what caught my eye. In New Albany, Mississippi, there was a restaurant that offered “Comeback Shrimp Po’boy” sandwiches that were to die for! Unfortunately the restaurant is no longer open. So when I saw the pin about a recipe for comeback sauce, I was intrigued and excited! I can’t wait to make this and try it!

    One question though: have you really tried it on Cheerios? 😉

    BTW: I am on Pinterest too:

    • September 17, 2011 9:26 pm


      The more I eat Comeback Sauce, the more I’m thinking I might have to modify the Cheerios claim. It might even be good on Cheerios!

      I’m following you on Pinterest now.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit often! 🙂

  49. September 18, 2011 12:19 pm

    I found your site through Pinterest. Can’t wait to poke around some more! And I can’t wait to try this! How has this not made it to SC? Oh, and I’m Team Dukes all the way!

    • September 18, 2011 2:31 pm

      Hi Lula Lola! So glad you made your way to Syrup and Biscuits.

      I lived in Alabama all my life until we relocated to Florida. Alabama is right next door to Mississippi and we didn’t know about Comeback Sauce. I never understood that either.

      Please visit us often. We love having you. 🙂

  50. Rachel permalink
    September 18, 2011 12:59 pm

    Is it just has good without the chili sauce? I am allergic to peppers which is a bummer

    • September 18, 2011 2:22 pm


      I think it would still be tasty without the chili sauce. I would recommend adding a tad bit more onion and garlic powder. 🙂

  51. Karen permalink
    September 18, 2011 8:54 pm

    I have spent quite a bit of money buying “Comeback Sauce” to keep in the fridge all the time. My kids think we can’t live without it! Can’t wait to try this recipe!! Thanks so much!

    • September 18, 2011 8:58 pm


      I’ve never seen it for sale. Where do you buy it? Please let me know how this compares to yours. 🙂

  52. September 19, 2011 1:42 pm

    Came here from Pinterest. Love the ‘special sauce’ that some central Ala. restaurants use for things like chicken fingers, fried onions, salads, etc. I use it to dip my fries in, too.This is definitely going in a jar in my fridge!! (and I’m glad someone finally asked about the Cheerios!). Thanks so much!

    • September 19, 2011 2:23 pm

      Hi Nancy! Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits. I’m so glad you found us and I hope you enjoy the sauce as much as we do. I really need to do the Cheerios experiment! LOL! 🙂

  53. Tara permalink
    September 20, 2011 6:32 pm

    I have been looking for this recipe for years. THANK YOU! (I didn’t know what it was called, just SUPER YUMMY AMAZING DIP!) I used to drive 3 hours to get it! (Ok, really I was “visiting” friends…)

    • September 20, 2011 6:38 pm


      Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! So glad you found us and the recipe for Comeback Sauce. Don’t be a stranger! <3

  54. Angie permalink
    September 23, 2011 7:13 pm

    Just made it tonight! Delicious! I wanted a little bit of that horseradish flavor so I did half ketchup half cocktail sauce. Next time I might just try it with only cocktail sauce instead of ketchup! Thanks for the recipe!

    • September 23, 2011 7:38 pm


      YEA!! I’m so happy it turned out for you. I mixed a tiny bit of horseradish in a single serving for me the other day and I loved it! Using cocktail sauce is very clever! 🙂

  55. Summer permalink
    September 24, 2011 12:34 pm

    where can I find Dukes mayo I live in California? I have never heard of it 🙁

  56. michelle permalink
    September 25, 2011 10:36 am

    Sounds a bit like the “Guthries” sauce I make for chicken fingers and fries. Will have to try your version.

    • September 25, 2011 1:05 pm


      I hope you love this sauce as much as we do. It’s a staple in my refrigerator. 😉

  57. Robin permalink
    September 25, 2011 7:02 pm

    I can’t wait to get to the grocery for a couple of the ingredients!!! My daughter has Comeback Sauce posted on her Pinterest blog thingy and told me about it!!! I’m excited to try it!

    • September 25, 2011 7:06 pm


      I hope you enjoy the sauce as much as we do. It’s a staple in my refrigerator. 🙂

  58. September 26, 2011 8:48 pm

    Hi Jackie,

    Found this recipe on Pinterest and wanted to check out the blog. I grew up with an Alabama momma so I’m familiar with Alabama White BBQ sauce but never heard of “Comeback Sauce” until now. Thanks!

    BTW – The British pronounce Worcester Sauce as wuss- (like a wimp)-ter sauce.

    • September 26, 2011 8:53 pm

      Hi Victoria!
      Welcome home! I’m so glad you found us over here in our little corner of the world. I hope you enjoy Comeback sauce as much as we do.

      That little condiment that you mentioned just can’t decide how it wants to be spelled or pronounced!

      Thanks for stopping by, Victoria! 🙂

  59. Shayne permalink
    September 28, 2011 12:30 pm

    This is almost the exact same recipe as my homemade Thousand Island Dressing. Add a bit of relish and a grated boild egg and it would pretty much be a match. This stuff is fantastic…although I’ve never heard of comeback sauce….but I guess I’ve been eating here in Florida the whole time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

    • Jackie Garvin permalink
      September 28, 2011 5:11 pm


      Comeback Sauce can easily be made into Thousand Island dressing by doing what you described. It’s such versatile sauce. We just love it! 🙂

  60. Sammie permalink
    September 29, 2011 9:31 pm

    I Can’t wait to make this sauce…. from Midland, TX…

    • September 30, 2011 9:52 am


      It is the most versatile sauce I’ve ever made. We just love it and I hope you do, too! Please let me know what you think about it! 🙂

  61. Sarah L. permalink
    October 4, 2011 7:12 am

    Hi there! I’m an American ex-pat in the UK and this looks amazing- I’ve been wanting something to dip fried onions in! I don’t think I can get chili sauce here (never seen it) is there any way I can make it or substitute something? I also found this recipe on pinterest and this looks fantastic!!

    • October 4, 2011 8:06 am

      HI Sarah L.!
      I’m so glad you found us!

      Chili sauce is basically trumped up ketchup. You certainly can omit it and use more ketchup. You might want to add a little additional onion powder and garlic powder and maybe an extra shake of Worcestershire Sauce . I hope you love this sauce as much as we do. It goes with EVERYTHING……except Cheerios! 🙂

    • Dani permalink
      September 2, 2012 5:12 am

      Hi, I found a five-star recipe for Chili Sauce at You might try this:

  62. Dusty Dickerson permalink
    October 6, 2011 10:31 am

    Has anyone made this sauce with fat free mayo?

    • October 6, 2011 11:01 am


      I’ve never used fat-free mayo. Give it a try. If you’re used to the flavor of fat-free mayo, it should work just fine.

  63. Jalyn Dyer permalink
    October 7, 2011 4:07 pm

    I am so excited to try this!!! It sounds sorta similar to the famous Cane’s top secret sauce! I bet this is great with boiled crawfish!!

  64. October 8, 2011 7:48 pm

    Wanted to share, I just got around to making this. We had it with grilled salmon tonight and it was perfect. It got five thumbs up!

  65. Susie permalink
    October 10, 2011 11:05 am

    Many years ago in Texarkana, Ark. was a restaurant named Spero’s who was Greek. He made a sauce for salads that was heavenly and you could purchase it by the pint or quart. I have searched for years for anything that comes close to his secret recipe. Only he had the secret recipe….not even his cooks or help knew his secret for the making of the sauce. His recipe went with him when he became deceased. I’m hoping this is near to what he made. Gonna try this real soon. Thanks and I found this on pininterest

    • October 10, 2011 11:21 am


      Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits!

      Since the origin of Comeback Sauce is Greek, I hope this is the secret sauce of your dreams! Please let me know what you think about it. 🙂

  66. Kelly permalink
    October 10, 2011 3:37 pm

    This sounds so good. I’m another pinterester that found her way to your blog. I am from North Carolina and no one in my family would dream of using any other mayo but Duke’s. My brother lives in SanDiego and my mother mails it to him by the case along with NC style bbq sauce. I am going to have to give this recipe a whirl next weekend. I bet it would be great on fried green tomatoes. My mouth is already watering. Thanks for the recipe!

    • October 10, 2011 8:46 pm


      Using this sauce with Fried Green Tomatoes is one of my favorites!! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  67. Cathy Hooper permalink
    October 10, 2011 7:43 pm

    I wonder if this is like the Chick Fil A Sauce….I could eat that by itself. At any rate, like many others I found you via Pinterest. This will go up on my “yummies” board–even before I make it.

    • Maria M permalink
      October 11, 2011 4:28 pm

      Canes sauce is very similar…and yummy!

  68. October 11, 2011 3:03 pm

    I thought this was our Secret Family Recipe–from Southern Mississippi.
    Does anyone else add grated onions? That’s the hardest part–grating those darned onions is torture.
    Oops, did I give away the Secret Family Ingredient?

    • October 12, 2011 10:44 am


      Lots of recipes call for fresh onion and fresh garlic. I opted for garlic and onion powder , which are non-perishable, just to increase the shelf-life. However, the stuff never lasts long enough for me to worry about it going bad! 🙂

  69. Maria M permalink
    October 11, 2011 4:27 pm

    My grandfather who was from Jackson, MS, made this many “moons” ago, and my dad continued the tradition. I’ve been using it for years with seafood. Even though I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I didn’t realize it was “comeback sauce” until my daughter moved to the Jackson area a few years ago…and distant relatives mentioned what it was. All these years and we’ve been eating and loving it and didn’t realize it!!

    • October 12, 2011 10:41 am


      Thanks for sharing your story with all of us! It’s a mystery to me how the wonder of this sauce has stayed hidden so well. We never knew about it in Mobile. You would think something that popular on the Mississippi Gulf Coast would make it’s way to the Alabama Gulf Coast! 🙂

  70. Rhonda B. Smith permalink
    October 17, 2011 4:45 pm

    Tried Duke’s mayo while camping in Georgia…it is very similar to our south Louisiana Blue Plate mayo. I have no less than 4 qts. of Blue Plate in my pantry at all times. Can’t wait to make the “comeback” sauce…sounds delish.

    • October 17, 2011 9:07 pm


      I hope you love the Comeback Sauce as much as we do. You just need to use your favorite mayo! 🙂

  71. Sandra Davis permalink
    October 18, 2011 2:48 pm

    Ingredients are chillin right now gettin to know each other, we’re hooked!

  72. Sinead Kelly permalink
    October 18, 2011 9:30 pm

    Hi Jackie, I too stumbled across your recipe via Pinterest and I’ll be making comeback sauce in the morning! I looks just delicious! I’m from Ireland, so we more than likely wouldn’t have chili sauce similar to you, but i’ll throw in some Thai sweet chili(boyfriend lives on the stuff so there’s always some in the fridge!) and see how it goes. It seems a very forgiving recipe so I’m sure it will work out fine!

    What a great site you have too, I’ll be following you from now on!

    • October 19, 2011 9:18 am


      I think the Thai sweet chili sauce would work perfectly fine!

      Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! Please visit us often. 🙂

  73. Hayley Freshman permalink
    October 23, 2011 1:17 pm

    Hi Jackie – can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m in South Africa – is the chilli sauce you use really really hot, or like the lady in Ireland should I just go with sweet chilli sauce. We do get loads of different chilli sauces here, but they are more like a tobasco – like real hotstuff!! Defnitely won’t find Dukes mayo here – what a pity!! It would be so much easier if we just lived in the States!!

    • October 23, 2011 3:17 pm


      The chili sauce I use isn’t very spicy. I think sweet chili sauce would be a fine substitute. Taste the sauce and add more spice if you think it’s needed. I hope it turns out for you! Enjoy! 🙂

  74. Blaire permalink
    October 24, 2011 1:42 pm

    My family’s closest family friend is the daughter of that Greek immigrant. This is too weird seeing this on the internet. The sauce is actually called Papou’s sauce (nicknamed “comeback sauce” by the locals), and was made famous at his little restaurant “The Mayflower” in Jackson, Mississippi. Please credit them for this.

    • October 24, 2011 6:35 pm


      Thank you so much for your input regarding the history of this magnificent sauce. When I was researching “Comeback Sauce”, I never saw a link that mentioned Papou’s sauce . Now that you’ve given me that specific information, I’m going to dig more! I’m looking forward to learning more. 🙂

  75. October 25, 2011 1:59 pm

    we ate it with fried shrimp when I was growing up in Mississippi!

    • October 25, 2011 4:52 pm


      It’s PERFECT for seafood of any kind. Have you had it with fried vegetables? Yum!!!!! 🙂

  76. Cindy permalink
    October 25, 2011 2:33 pm

    Jackie – Sounds so good. I saw you ask about where to buy Comeback Sauce. Google “Thames Comeback Sauce”. They are out of Oxford, Mississippi and make the best Comeback Sauce ever! You can also order it from The Mississippi Gift Company’s website. Lots of interesting items at The Mississippi Gift Company!

    • October 25, 2011 4:50 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Cindy! I really appreciate you reading and commenting. I bet the Mississippi Gift Company does have some mighty interesting gifts. I will certainly check them out. 🙂

  77. October 25, 2011 10:19 pm

    I just pinned this. Wow. It sounds…perfect. It uses all my fave condiments and puts them into one recipe. Love it!

    • October 26, 2011 3:42 pm


      This sauce is a wonderful as it sounds….and it’s versatile, too! It goes with EVERYTHING….except Cheerios! 🙂 I hope you give it a try. Please let me know what you think about it. 🙂

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Averie! 🙂

  78. Fara permalink
    October 28, 2011 10:14 am

    OH YAY! I love this sauce! so very happy now!!

    • October 28, 2011 5:15 pm


      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe for Comeback Sauce. 🙂

  79. October 30, 2011 11:47 pm

    I can’t wait to make this and try it!

    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

    • October 31, 2011 8:50 am


      I hope you enjoy it! I will hop over and visit your place right now. I hope you come back again. You’re always welcome.

  80. alicia permalink
    October 31, 2011 11:46 am

    would you recommend this for a chip and dip tray?

    • November 1, 2011 9:48 am


      I think the sauce makes a great dip and it’s perfect for a chip and dip tray. If you like the way the sauce tastes, you’ll love it chips. It’s actually used as a dip more than a sauce. 🙂

  81. Allison Hall permalink
    November 1, 2011 12:29 pm

    Jackie…I have everything I need to make this recipe but the chili sauce! Do you think I could substitute chili powder?

    • November 1, 2011 12:44 pm


      Substitute an equal amount of ketchup and add a pinch more (about an 1/8th of a teaspoon) of garlic powder and onion powder. You might want to add a pinch of chili powder, too.

  82. Leigh in NC permalink
    November 1, 2011 2:55 pm

    can’t imagine a world without Duke’s….so sad.
    got this recipe from a friend years ago, never knew it by that name….very good.

    • November 1, 2011 7:07 pm

      Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment. We love Duke’s! 🙂

  83. November 2, 2011 8:27 am

    I found your recipe through Pinterest and definitely want to try this! It sounds similar to fry sauce (which seems to go with everything too).

    • November 2, 2011 10:35 am


      I hope you enjoy this sauce as much as we do! Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment. 🙂

  84. Amanda Gattis permalink
    November 2, 2011 2:07 pm

    My husband grew up in Utah, so we are big on Fry Sauce (Mayo and Ketchup) at our house, I can’t wait to try this! I am sure he will love it!

    • November 2, 2011 3:31 pm


      I think you will LOVE this sauce! Please let me know what you think about it. 🙂

  85. DeeAnn permalink
    November 2, 2011 8:58 pm

    It sounds like A sauce we have in the west called fry sauce we use ketchup and mayo, some places will do barbecue sauce and mayo and others will add stuff to the mayo and ketchup mixer….

    • November 3, 2011 4:35 pm


      A few people have compared this to Fry Sauce. I’m just now hearing of Fry Sauce but it does seem that Comeback Sauce is similar. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  86. Sherron permalink
    November 3, 2011 11:52 am

    This sounds a lot like what we here in Utah call Fry Sauce. It is wonderful on hamburgers and used for fries or tater tots. This recipe has more spices in it than most Fry Sauce, but it is very similar to what I make at home! Thanks for the recipe!

    • November 3, 2011 4:21 pm


      Enjoy the recipe! I’m hearing about Fry Sauce for the first time. 😉

  87. Conchita Elvir permalink
    November 4, 2011 6:15 pm

    My daughter was born in Mississippi almost 23 years ago, but since I am from Honduras, we returned to our home country when she was a baby and never came back to the magnolia state. I am sure she will love this sauce, especially if it resembles the taste of Mississippi. I still have memories about some delicious foods I tried! Thanks for being so kind to share.

    • November 6, 2011 7:12 am


      Happy Eating to you and your daughter! I hope you enjoy the sauce. 🙂

  88. shannon permalink
    November 6, 2011 8:41 pm

    Well this just sounds amazing! I bet it would be Heaven on popcorn shrimp and homemade fries! We’ll be trying it soon, thank you for the recipe 🙂

    • November 7, 2011 2:54 pm


      You’ll find so many uses for this wonderful sauce. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. 🙂

  89. November 6, 2011 10:25 pm

    Just made this in Tokyo. Ranch dressing is no longer welcome in my house, this is so good.

    • November 7, 2011 2:52 pm


      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on this wonderful sauce. You’ll find so many uses for it! Please visit us again. You’re always welcome. 🙂

  90. Melissa permalink
    November 6, 2011 11:32 pm

    My parents are originally from Lake Charles, LA. My mom made this all time when I was a kid. She found the recipe in a jr league cookbook from either Lake Charles or Lafayette. We used to also call it homemade 1000 Island. Loved it as a veggie dip or salad dressing. About 5-7 yrs ago, I tried Raising Cane’s for the first time. Their dipping sauce taste just like the Comeback Sause that my mother made. Thanks for sharing!!

    • November 7, 2011 2:49 pm


      Thank you for sharing your story about your experience with Comeback Sauce. It is truly and incredible, versatile sauce. 🙂

  91. Meg permalink
    November 7, 2011 10:03 am

    Came across this recipe on Pinterest and made it last week. It is so good! I’ve had it with onion rings, on salmon patties and on a sandwich so far. Thanks for sharing!

    • November 7, 2011 2:45 pm


      I’m so happy you tried this great sauce. It’s is so versatile. Don’t forget to try it as a salad dressing, too!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. 🙂

  92. November 7, 2011 1:23 pm

    Any idea how long this would keep? I’m guessing as long as the mayo would maybe? I really want to make it but my family doesn’t go through things like this very quickly because my husband doesn’t eat mayo….it will just be me using it probably!

    • November 7, 2011 2:42 pm


      I formulated this recipe to give it a long shelf life. Some recipes use fresh garlic and onions but I decided to use garlic powder and onion powder for the staying power. The main ingredients are mayo, ketchup and chili sauce. I’ve never seen any one of those go bad. So, the Comeback Sauce should last a long time in your refrigerator.


  93. Elisabeth permalink
    November 11, 2011 1:08 am

    Add me to the many who found this on Pinterest! I was intrigued right away and made my first batch a couple weeks ago… I’m making my 2nd batch right now! Thank you so much for sharing! I live in the Midwest so I don’t get Duke’s but I tried Hellman’s Light Mayonnaise and it tastes just fine (although never having Comeback Sauce before I wouldn’t know what it’s really supposed to be like! Either way – delicious!)

    Thanks again! 🙂

    • November 11, 2011 10:02 am


      I’m so happy to hear that you’re enjoying Comeback Sauce! It sounds like it might become a refrigerator staple for you.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! 🙂

  94. Katie permalink
    November 16, 2011 9:17 pm

    Thanks for recipe!!…I think I made a mistake though, I used some asian chili sauce that I happened to have in the fridge….and I’m not sure the taste is quite right. Something is definantly off. When I head to the grocery store I will pick up some heinz chili sauce and try again. I found your blog through pinterest and look forward to poking around!

    • November 16, 2011 10:47 pm


      Welcome to Syrup and Biscuits! I’m so glad you found us!

      I’ve never used Asian Chili sauce so I can’t comment on the flavor. Heinz is usually the brand I use. I hope it works out better for you. 🙂

  95. Jess permalink
    November 20, 2011 3:16 pm

    I was really excited to make this, but I was SO disappointed! I’m not sure where I went wrong, but is it supposed to taste so fishy? I’m not a huge seafood fan, and my sauce tastes really really fishy. I keep trying to use a little bit on different things that I have eaten throughout the week, but I just cannot stand it. I’m sad that I’m going to have to throw it all away, and it’s a waste of all the ingredients that I went out and bought specifically for this recipe. Even my boyfriend, who loves seafood, thinks it tastes like fish. What did I do wrong? and is there anything I can add to fix it?

    • November 20, 2011 6:54 pm


      If you used Thai Chili Sauce instead of regular chili sauce, that would account for the fishy taste. Thai Chili Sauce contains fish sauce and sometimes shrimp paste. That’s the only thing I can imagine that would make it taste fishy. None of the standard ingredients contain any fish or seafood products.

  96. mississippigirl permalink
    November 21, 2011 7:28 pm

    Comeback sauce is very popular in Mississippi and probably originated in the Jackson area where there is a good number of Greek imigrants from years ago. Restaurants always have it on their tables to eat with crackers as well as other things too. There are numerous restaurants, chefs, and just good cooks who bottle and sell it from one end of the state to the other. There are also many recipes for it, some using fresh onion and garlic and some of them use catsup instead of chili sauce, but it’s all good! It is very similar to a homemade Thousand Island dressing, but better.

    I ran across you on a FB post by The Pioneer Woman. Glad I found you!

    • mississippigirl permalink
      November 21, 2011 7:29 pm

      BTW that jar of sauce looks so good I could lick my screen! lol

      • mississippigirl permalink
        November 21, 2011 7:32 pm

        I’m sorry, I was wrong about the Pioneer Woman post – it was a Duke’s mayonnaise post!

        • November 21, 2011 7:35 pm


          Whether it was Pioneer Woman or Duke’s, I just glad you found us! I enjoyed your comments about Comeback Sauce! It is so good and has become the most popular recipe on my site.

          I hope you and your loved ones enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving.

          Welcome home! 🙂

  97. jessica largus permalink
    November 23, 2011 8:18 am

    I used the Sirichia or however it’s spelled, chili sauce and my comback came out really really spicy – I tried adding more mayo but it is still too spicy for my 2 yr old or my husband who doesn’t really like spicy things…more for me I guess! 😉 I’ll try the sweeter chili sauce next time I guess

    • November 23, 2011 10:28 am


      Sweet chili sauce doesn’t have much of a zing at all. My two year grandchildren love Comeback Sauce made using my recipe. Your little one will probably love it, too! Look for Heinz Chili Sauce. It’s usually in the same section as ketchup on the top shelf and comes in bottles smaller than ketchup.

    • Christin permalink
      November 30, 2011 1:07 pm

      I used the Siracha sauce too, because I wasn’t familiar with the Heinz Chili sauce. I love spicy, so it was great for me. My husband on the other hand was hurting, lol! So now I keep two bottles in the fridge, spicy for me and mild for him (:

      • December 1, 2011 5:11 pm


        I’ve don’t know about Siracha chili sauce. I hope your husband recovered! 🙂

  98. Janice permalink
    November 24, 2011 10:49 pm

    It’s so similar to my homemade Thousand Island dressing..

  99. alexandra hall permalink
    November 26, 2011 9:57 pm

    i read halfway down..and i just have to ask.. so if dukes is so good then wouldnt making your own mayo (since we’re talkin bout real mayonaise) be best? and i truly cant stand mayo..anyone try it with miracle whip?? please don’t shoot me..just cant stand mayo.. =^.^= thanks..hugs (thanks pinterest!!)

  100. Marla Lee permalink
    November 27, 2011 11:44 pm

    Just found this site via Pinterest! Love it! Trying to decide whether to order some Duke’s mayo online or just use our regular Best Foods. Same thing as Hellman’s but on the west coast it’s Best Foods. Either way I’m sure this sauce will be delicious! Thanks!

    • November 28, 2011 3:21 pm

      Marla Lee,

      If you have a mayo that you use a lot and like, just use that one. I have a taste preference for Duke’s, as do a lot of our readers. But, you will do fine just using your favorite. 🙂

  101. Terri permalink
    November 28, 2011 4:08 am

    How long does this keep in the fridge?

    • November 28, 2011 3:18 pm


      I developed this recipe to have as long a shelf live as possible. It will last as long as you would normally keep the principle ingredients which are mayonnaise and ketcup. If you make it up one batch at the time, you won’t have to worry about it going bad. It will disappear before you turn around good. 🙂

  102. Phebe Reel permalink
    December 3, 2011 1:15 pm

    I substituted this sauce for mayo/salad dressing to make tuna fish for sandwiches and it was fantastic. All I added to the can of Albacore tuna was 2-hardboiled eggs, a little sweet relish to taste and the comeback sauce. I also used the comeback sauce on my wheat bread intead of mayo/salad dressing. Comeback Tuna (my new name for my tunafish..hehehe) , tomatoes and lettuce… it was outstanding!!!

    • December 5, 2011 1:28 pm


      Thank you so much for sharing your Comeback Tuna recipe with us! It sounds delish. I have a sneaking suspicion your refrigerator will always host a jar of Comeback Sauce. 🙂

  103. Michelle permalink
    December 6, 2011 1:44 am

    I have been trying to find this recipe for a while now! Thanks! Can’t wait to make it!

    • December 6, 2011 10:49 am

      Hi Michelle,

      I so glad you stopped by and found something you liked! Please visit us again. 🙂

  104. December 6, 2011 1:35 pm

    I’m a northern girl and not a fan of mayonnaise but I have heard of this plenty of times on my many foodie exploits. I might just have to mix up a batch and see how it goes 🙂

    • December 6, 2011 8:12 pm

      Slacker Mom,

      Other than the consistency, you won’t even know mayo’s there. I hope you give it a try! 🙂

  105. Kelly Stockstill permalink
    December 6, 2011 11:14 pm

    I did a poll on Facebook to my fellow (South) Mississippians and the only one that had heard of it now lives in Jackson. So… It’s a North MS thing. I grew up in Poplarville which is an hour from Hattiesburg and New Orleans. South MS is like a different country compared to North MS. We’re influenced more by New Orleans and the Coast and the culture is a whole lot different. I had heard of Remoulade, but not Comeback sauce. Interesting though, and it does sound tasty. I have to admit I’ve never had Duke’s either, we grew up on Blue Plate!

    • December 7, 2011 9:55 am


      I never heard of it either growing up and I’m from Mobile which is similar to South Mississippi in culture and heritage. I’m sure glad I found out about it, though!

      As far as mayo goes, just use your favorite brand! 🙂

  106. Beth permalink
    December 10, 2011 4:28 pm

    The sauce is awesome with fried pickles!! Give it a try.

  107. Lavinia permalink
    December 13, 2011 6:17 pm

    If anyone’s looking, and doesn’t mind buying in bulk, has Duke’s Mayo for roughly $14 for four 32 oz jars… which works out to not very much at all.

  108. December 17, 2011 9:39 pm

    Oh my yummy goodness!!!! I came across this on Pinterest and tried making it this evening. Even before the ingredients had a chance to marry overnight it was heavenly! So Nich so that u ran out and picked up some little canning jars to include with Chrustmas gifts next week!!! I’m from Chicago and have never heard of Dukes so I used regular and it was still amazing. Might try amazon like someone mentioned earlier and serif it can possibly get any better. 🙂

    • December 18, 2011 4:46 pm

      Enjoy your Comeback Sauce! Your gift will make a lot of folks happy at Christmas! 🙂

  109. Leslie permalink
    December 21, 2011 9:06 pm

    What size jar do you use?

  110. Sylvie permalink
    December 23, 2011 6:27 pm

    Would this be good as a dipping sauce for crudités? (raw veggies). Thinking of trying this for my son’s bday.

    • December 23, 2011 8:46 pm


      I think it would be very good with crudites! It goes with everything….except Cheerios! 🙂

  111. Belle permalink
    December 23, 2011 10:56 pm

    How long will it last in the refrigerator?

    • December 24, 2011 9:44 am


      I formulated this recipe to give it as long a shelf life as possible. It will keep in your refrigerator as long as you would keep mayonnaise and ketchup. A long time! But, you won’t have to worry about it going bad before it’s eaten. 🙂

  112. December 24, 2011 10:34 am

    Comeback Sauce rocks, Duke’s mayo rocks, and YOU rock, dear Jackie! I’ve been eating Comeback Sauce ever since I was a young child (LONG time ago!) when my grandparents took me to lunch at the Mayflower Cafe in Jackson MS where they serve it as salad dressing. Couldn’t get enough of it then, and can’t get enough of it now. I’m very cautious to make a batch only when I know there will be plenty of folks around 🙂
    Jackie, chances are you’re already aware of this, but just in case… Martha Hall Foose provides the history of Comeback Sauce in one of my favorite cookbooks – ‘Screen Doors and Sweet Tea’. You’re absolutely correct about the Greek connection.
    It’s always a pleasure to read your posts, dear Jackie! Blessings and (((hugs))) to you!

    • December 24, 2011 11:02 am


      I don’t have “Screen Doors and Sweet Tea” and have said one thousand times that I need to order it. No more putting it off. I’m ordering it now!

      Thanks for your comments, Michele. I always love having you visit! 🙂

  113. Mahala Saye permalink
    December 24, 2011 3:35 pm

    This stuff is so good that my 13 year old grandson asked for a quart to take home for Christmas. High praise indeed!

  114. Rose permalink
    December 26, 2011 9:09 am

    This sauce is amazing! My eldest daughter is addicted to this stuff and buys extra “cups” at the fast food restaurant when she gets her chicken tenders (at $0.50 for about 2 tablespoons! That’s about $16 for the pint.). I made some as one of her Christmas presents. She stuck her finger in it and her eyes rolled in her head!! I think I’m in trouble…

    BTW, found you on Pinterest, too.

    • December 27, 2011 3:19 pm

      Hello Rose! It sounds like you made your daughter, and her pocketbook, very happy!

      I’m glad you found us. Welcome home! 🙂

  115. Shelia permalink
    December 29, 2011 11:40 am

    I am a condiment “junkie”! I have a sauce for everything!! My husband laughs at the amount of bottles in our fridge and pantry!! He is the “if the steak is good, you don’t need any sauce!” Whatever!! I can’t wait to try this one out!! Sounds like it could replace alot of my other choices!! lol…

    • December 29, 2011 1:55 pm

      Please let me know what you think about Comeback Sauce. I goes with everything…..except Cheerios! 🙂

  116. Sylvia Thomas permalink
    December 30, 2011 12:13 pm

    Duke’s Mayonnaise…an original from Greenville, SC. Where I grew up, there is NO OTHER MAYONNAISE!

    • December 30, 2011 12:25 pm


      We love Greenville, SC and used to visit there frequently. The park downtown is just about the prettiest park I’ve ever seen. I’ve walked many miles in that park.

      Go Duke’s!

      Happy New Year, Sylvia!

  117. Emily permalink
    December 31, 2011 5:26 pm

    There’s too many comments for me to sift through, so pardon if this has been answered. How long does it keep?

  118. Tish permalink
    January 2, 2012 12:08 pm

    Love, love, love this! We keep pink dressing (what we’ve always called it) in the fridge all the time. It’s wonderful!

    • January 2, 2012 1:22 pm


      Pink dressing is just about the perfect name for it! Thanks so much for your comment. 🙂

  119. Daniel permalink
    January 3, 2012 2:02 am

    sounds like Zip sauce, from a little place in Magee, MS that serves it with hamburgers, fries, onion rings, crackers….

    • January 3, 2012 11:20 am


      It’s probably the same sauce. Comeback Sauce goes with everything…..except Cheerios. 🙂

  120. Susan Jones permalink
    January 3, 2012 9:20 pm

    I just returned from the grocery store with all of the ingredients needed to make your Comeback Sauce. I live in North Alabama and our Publix grocery had Duke’s mayo in three size jars, plus in the squeeze bottle. I had never heard of Comeback Sauce until within the last year….the local Jack’s Hamburger fast-food restaurant close to my house offers Comeback Sauce as one of their sauce options with the chicken tenders. My grandson LOVES it….so I am making him his own jar to take home….and a jar for me as well. I have no doubt that your recipe will make an incredible sauce … can’t wait to try it on lots of different foods!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • January 4, 2012 5:18 pm


      I’m so happy you found a recipe you’d like to try. Please let me know what you think of it. I hope you visit us often. We love having you here! 🙂

  121. RitaB permalink
    January 4, 2012 1:07 pm

    I love Duke’s mayo. My mother-in-law, born and raised in the South, prefers Helmann’s. I think they’re pretty close though. What burns my butt is when you ask for mayo and someone hands you a jar of Miracle Whip! I guess it may have its uses, but I find it NASTY!!

    • January 4, 2012 5:17 pm


      I grew up with Kraft mayo. Occasionally, my folks used Blue Plate. I didn’t discover Duke’s until later. Miracle Whip does have a completely different taste than mayo! 🙂

  122. kristie permalink
    January 6, 2012 5:02 pm

    hey, this looks and sounds blissful! one question though- is this truly the full recipe? if so, I am confused by the “specks”, they are obviously not just the pepper. Are there flecks of something else in the chili sauce? Cant wait to try, just wondering before I run out to get the stuff, thanks

    • January 6, 2012 5:12 pm


      The flecks are from the pepper. The chili sauce has the consistency of ketchup and doesn’t have any noticeable flecks. I’m not holding back an ingredient. I promise! 🙂

      • Susan Jones permalink
        January 6, 2012 7:26 pm

        I had wondered the same thing about the “specks” too…….specks or no specks, I don’t think it could be any better…love, love, LOVE it!!! I made two jars a few days ago and gave one away. I am eating it on sandwiches, fish, salads, chicken, and anything else I can put it on…. it’s almost time to whip up another jar or two. It is my new must-have condiment!!!!!

        • January 6, 2012 9:51 pm


          I’m so glad you found a recipe that you love! Comeback Sauce is good on everything……except Cheerios.

          Welcome home, Susan! 🙂

  123. Jolynn permalink
    January 7, 2012 11:53 pm

    Love this stuff. Your recipe is very similar to our family one. We call it Kumback sauce. I refuse to ever eat boiled shrimp without it!

    • January 8, 2012 6:56 pm


      I’m familiar with the spelling that your family uses. It’s a perfect sauce for boiled shrimp. Even better than cocktail sauce! 🙂

  124. January 8, 2012 4:32 pm

    Got the stuff to make this. I’m going to make it tonight. I’m looking forward to trying it with some chicken tenders tomorrow night.

    • January 8, 2012 6:53 pm


      I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Please let me know what you think. It will be fantastic with Chicken Tenders! It goes with everything…..except Cheerios. 🙂

  125. Jessica permalink
    January 9, 2012 10:08 pm

    This sounds good! What kinds of food is it best with? Would it be good as a dip like with potato chips?

    • January 10, 2012 4:05 pm


      You can use it as dip for chip or a dipping sauce for chicken tenders, seafood or vegetables, or as a salad dressing or sandwich spread. It goes with everything…..except Cheerios. 🙂

  126. Pat Covington permalink
    January 11, 2012 1:12 pm

    I too found you through Pintrest (the greatest thing I have got hooked on in a while) now I will also be hooked on Syrup and Biscuits, I have longed tryed to find out the sauce is that I have dipped things in a restruants, now I have the recipe, thanks to you. I am a Oklahoma gal and have never heard of Dukes, hope I can find it. Thanks for shareing your recipes.

    • January 11, 2012 1:28 pm

      Hello Pat,

      Welcome home! I hope you visit us often. You’re always welcome.

      If you can’t find Duke’s just use your favorite brand of mayonnaise. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

  127. Rhonda Hicks permalink
    January 13, 2012 11:14 am

    More info on the origin…There was a famous restaurant in Dallas called Brockles (Greek family) and they had this dressing and it was sold in grocery stores back then. We kept it cold and spread it on saltines for a quick snack. You can probably do a search online under Brockles Dressing and see how close yours is to theirs. I knew the moment I saw the picture on Pinterest what it was!!

    • January 13, 2012 3:25 pm


      Thanks for the info! I will look up Brockles and their famous dressing. 😉

  128. Brian O. permalink
    January 14, 2012 3:09 pm

    I LOL’d at “It’s good on EVERYTHING, except Cheerios,” and, “They shouldn’t rush into marriage.”

    Thanks for posting this! I love this stuff! At Mugshots I dip my fries in it and get the burger that has it on it. YUMMMMMMMMM

    • January 15, 2012 2:18 pm


      You are most welcome! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by. Please visit us often. We love having you! 🙂

  129. Kim Ngo permalink
    January 15, 2012 4:15 am

    I can’t wait to try this!!! How long does it keep for in the refrigerator?

    • January 15, 2012 2:13 pm


      It will keep in your refrigerator for as long as you would keep mayo and ketchup. But, don’t worry. It will be long gone way before you have to think about it spoiling! 🙂

  130. January 15, 2012 12:23 pm

    I *just* made this and it is DELISH! The aftertaste is even better! I can’t wait until tomorrow when the juices marry and it’ll taste even better! Thank you!

    • January 15, 2012 2:12 pm


      If you love it the first day, you’re not going to believe what happens to the flavor once they marry. It’s a thing of beauty! 🙂

      • January 15, 2012 4:54 pm

        Thank you!! I tried it a few hours later with my Chinese tofu and it was DELIGHTFUL!! I didn’t add the Tabasco for fear of too much spice, but I really do love this recipe. Thank you so much!

  131. Denise permalink
    January 15, 2012 1:50 pm

    Can someone please tell me how long this will keep in the fridge? I would love to make it but I want to know how long it keeps in the Fridge?

    • January 15, 2012 2:11 pm


      It will keep in your refrigerator as long as you would keep mayo and ketchup.But, don’t worry. It will be long gone before you even have to think about it spoiling! 🙂

  132. Lenora permalink
    January 15, 2012 2:09 pm

    This is sooo Yum, love it!

  133. Jennifer permalink
    January 16, 2012 11:12 pm

    I saw this on pinterest and put it with my collection of recipes to try. Think I’ll try it really soon, sounds like it might be yummy with sweet potatoe fries as well as all the other suggestions I’ve been reading. I’ve been having a craving for those anyways and now an even better reason to bake some up! Can’t wait :o) My husband and I always make up a dish of our own sauce using mayo and ketchup/bbq sauce for a base- he adds chipotle spice and I add a curry blend. Both are yummy, but definately giving this one a whirl! Judging by the title Syrup and Biscuits I want to look around a wee bit more!

    • January 18, 2012 8:36 am


      I’m so glad you found us tucked away in our little corner of the world. You make yourself at home and let me know if you need help finding anything.

      Welcome home! 🙂

  134. January 18, 2012 11:55 pm

    Just found this recipe through pinterest. Can’t wait to check out more of your recipes!

    • January 20, 2012 12:26 pm


      I’m so glad you found us tucked away in our little corner of the world. Please visit us often. We love having you! 🙂

  135. Leanne Fleischer permalink
    January 23, 2012 5:52 pm

    LOVE this sauce! I had never had it before down in Florida, but I have made a 2nd batch now. Thanks for sharing!!

    • January 24, 2012 7:20 pm


      Isn’t Comeback Sauce just the best? Thank you so much for letting me know how much you enjoy it! 🙂

  136. January 24, 2012 6:03 pm

    I just mixed it up. Hope its worth the brand new bottle of Worcestershire Sauce that I just busted all over my kitchen floor. Word of advice: Don’t ever do this.

    • January 24, 2012 7:17 pm

      Oh no, Brenda! That must have been a mess to clean up. I hope it didn’t stain. 🙁

  137. Ange permalink
    January 24, 2012 6:21 pm

    Currently made & acquainting itself in my fridge! Found the link on Pinterest. I recall my Daddy making this when I was younger(he was from Alabama). I have been trying to remember what it was called for YEARS! As I now live in Scotland I know there are some ingredients I can’t specifically get(Heinz chili..but I shall have a look and see what I can find!) So glad to find a one stop for southern recipes!

  138. Lesley T permalink
    January 31, 2012 10:13 am

    Jackie, do you know if this might also be referred to as “swamp sauce”? Last weekend in Bay St Louis, MS I had the best “swamp sauce” served with my shrimp po boy. Regardless, I’ll be trying this recipe!

    • January 31, 2012 1:40 pm


      I’ve never heard it called Swamp Sauce. However, I wouldn’t doubt that it’s the same or very close. I hope you give this recipe a try. Please let me know what you think of it and if it’s the same as Swamp Sauce. 🙂

  139. Ryane permalink
    February 2, 2012 10:02 pm

    This is the recipe for Raising Cane’s secret recipe Cane’s Sauce! YES!

  140. Linda Merillat Komondy permalink
    February 2, 2012 11:14 pm

    Found you on Pinterest! This sauce sounds wonderful; I’m definitely going to try it!

    • February 3, 2012 8:45 am


      I’m so glad you found us tucked away in our little corner of the world.

      Welcome home! 🙂

  141. Lisa Sullivan permalink
    February 3, 2012 12:40 am

    Headed to Brookshires tomorrow to get ingredients. If this is as good as the Come Back sauce at the Beechwood Inn in Vicksburg, I will find you and give you my firstborn child. (I figure you’ll give her back anyway.)

    • February 3, 2012 8:44 am


      LOL! I’m dying to know how the sauce compares. I’m sure your firstborn child is lovely. She’s welcomed anytime and we won’t hold her hostage! 🙂

  142. Tnunez permalink
    February 3, 2012 11:57 am

    What kind of lemon? over were I live we have Green Mexican lemons and Yellow lemon… (that’s how they are called) lol

    • February 4, 2012 9:45 am


      I’m not familiar with Green Mexican lemons but they sound very interesting. I used a yellow lemon. If you like the flavor of Green Mexican lemons and are accustomed to using them, then give them a try in this sauce! Please let me know what you think about it.

      Welcome home! 🙂

  143. terri permalink
    February 3, 2012 9:26 pm

    Found you on Pinterest. Never heard of Comeback Sauce or Duke’s before. Sounds so good! I will try with my standby Best Foods (Hellmans).

    • February 4, 2012 9:39 am


      You absolutely should use your favorite brand of mayonnaise! Please let me know what you think of the sauce.

      Welcome home! 🙂

  144. Dot Sykes permalink
    February 4, 2012 1:13 pm

    I have been making my own version of this for years and for some reason have never thought to make a jar full. Dumb me. I don’t use pepper since I can’t eat it either. I use some horseradish sauce and hot sauce in place of the tabasco sauce. A cooler version for us light weights that can’t handle much heat.

    • February 4, 2012 5:04 pm


      If you’re make your “light weight” version with horseradish sauce and hot sauce, I can’t imagine what you’re heavy duty version would be!

      Thanks for popping in, Dot! 🙂

  145. Lori permalink
    February 4, 2012 3:04 pm

    I am wondering if this is the same sauce that the same restaurant that serves the Bloomin Onion also serves with their grilled shrimp? Is so then you have just made my week! That stuff is addictive!

    • February 4, 2012 5:02 pm


      I’ve never had the grilled shrimp in that restaurant but I bet this sauce it’s pretty darn close. Enjoy! 🙂

  146. angie permalink
    February 4, 2012 4:11 pm

    I’m in Columbus, Ohio.
    I want to try this but now you have me wanting Dukes. I’ve never heard of it. Also I’m not sure I’ve ever seen chili sauce??? Were not talking about chili powder are we? Now I feel like I’ve really been missing out.

    • February 4, 2012 5:01 pm


      I edited the post to show a picture of a bottle of chili sauce. If you can’t find Duke’s, use your favorite brand of mayonnaise. Sue just posted a helpful link: Thanks, Sue!

      I hope you enjoy the sauce as much as the rest of us do! We think it’s dynamite. 🙂

  147. Teri permalink
    February 4, 2012 9:08 pm

    Never heard of this out in the west but I want to try it. Do you cook with it or use it after food is cooked. I know you said it can be used on anything but maybe cheerios but can you be more specific.

    • February 5, 2012 10:19 am


      “It’s uses are many. It’s a dip for vegetables and chips, a salad dressing, a sauce for seafood or a sandwich spread. I will be serving mine tonight with Salmon Patties. It is good on EVERYTHING, except Cheerios.”

      I haven’t cooked with it yet but used it as a dipping sauce after the food is prepared. You could also use it as an addition to mayonnaise based salads such as chicken, ham and shrimp. The next time I make meatloaf, I’m going to add it in place of ketchup to the meat mixture. I think it will add a special flavor to the meatloaf. I don’t see a problem with the sauce breaking during the cooking process.

      Please let me know if you need some more information. 🙂


  148. DEE ANN PAYNE permalink
    February 5, 2012 10:55 am


    • February 5, 2012 3:20 pm

      Dee Ann,

      I hope you and your guests enjoy the sauce along with your Superbowl snacks. The taste will improve mightily once the sauce is in canning jars. 😉

  149. Jilly Sue permalink
    February 5, 2012 4:38 pm

    Can’t wait to try it, I put it in an empty ketchup bottle.

  150. Jordana permalink
    February 5, 2012 5:06 pm

    This is almost identical to what we use in the Bahamas for dipping conch fritters… love it!!

    • February 5, 2012 6:41 pm


      It would be perfect with conch fritters! Thanks for stopping by, Jordana! 🙂

  151. Gia permalink
    February 8, 2012 2:36 am

    Just made some of the sauce. I put it in an old Duke’s mayo jar. 🙂 I may add more Tabasco since I prefer mine to have more zing.

    • February 8, 2012 8:33 am


      That’s so smart to recycle! I hope you enjoy your Comeback Sauce! 🙂

  152. jill permalink
    February 9, 2012 7:39 pm

    Wondering if this is the samething as the chipotle sauce they use at Cheesecake factory? Terrific on shrimp on chicken sandwiches.

    • February 9, 2012 8:16 pm


      It wouldn’t be exactly the same as chipotle sauce which is made from smoked jalapenos. This sauce doesn’t have a smokey flavor. It’s still might good! 🙂

  153. Leanne Head permalink
    February 11, 2012 10:56 pm

    When I moved to North Carolina I had never heard of Dukes Mayo either but I’m here to tell you.. there are people here that won’t eat anything else. I grew up with Hellman’s mayo in the fridge and still prefer it but lately my kids have brought Duke’s into the house and I have to admit it’s not bad. Either way.. I plan to try this “sauce” recipe and see if it stands up to all the hype I’ve read here. It must be some wonderful stuff and I’m sure I my family will suck it right up. Thanks for the great ideas.

    • February 12, 2012 8:04 am


      I think Comeback Sauce will live up to the hype and become a refrigerator staple for you. Please let me know what you think! 🙂

  154. lisa cunningham permalink
    February 12, 2012 11:52 am

    Just made this. Tastes Yummy now- can’t wait for tomorrow. Being from AZ, I may add a bit more heat, thinking diced jalepeno would be good. We’ll see – thanks for th recipe. also going to adde to my hot clam dip – spice that puppy up!

    • February 12, 2012 2:30 pm


      I hope you enjoy! It sounds like you already have some mighty good plans for Comeback Sauce! 🙂

  155. Trayce permalink
    February 14, 2012 12:15 am

    What is Duke’s Mayo? I’m in Minnesota so, I never heard of it–I’m sorry to say.
    Is there someplace I can buy online if there isn’t a company here?
    Thank you and I can hardly wait to make this recipe.

    • February 14, 2012 9:58 am


      If you can’t find Duke’s mayo, just use your favorite brand. I’m sure there are many mail order sources for Duke’s but it’s really not necessary to order it. Please let me know what you think of the sauce! 🙂

  156. glenda robles permalink
    February 15, 2012 4:52 am

    we don’t have duke’s mayo on west coast but i looked online and you can order it,

  157. Tonya permalink
    February 15, 2012 5:38 pm

    just made my first jar of comeback sauce. Can’ wait to try it.

  158. Deidra English-Crosby permalink
    February 15, 2012 10:08 pm

    Listen, I’m a sauce girl like you wouldn’t believe. How in the world did I miss this Mrs.Jackie? Its even crazier that I found this site through pinterest… But I actually know u! Way cool! I cant wait to make it.

    • February 15, 2012 10:37 pm

      Hey Diedra!

      If you love sauces then Comeback Sauce will make you want to swallow your tongue. It’s unbelievably good! I hope you give it a try.

      Love to all your family! 🙂

  159. Maria Sibson permalink
    February 19, 2012 3:39 pm

    I have never heard of Comeback Sauce or Duke’s Mayo. But this recipe is very similar to the way I make homemade Thousand Island Dressing, minus a couple of the ingredients. Going to try this recipe. Would love to see how different it would be than the dressing I make. And I ALWAYS use Hellman’s.

  160. Lynn Carter permalink
    February 20, 2012 5:56 pm

    I found this on Pinterest and made it today. I usually can’t make anything but this is fabulous. Thank you for the recipe.

  161. Ashley permalink
    February 26, 2012 6:22 pm

    I just looked on and you can order Duke’s if you’re interested 🙂 i <3 amazon lol

  162. Angie permalink
    February 27, 2012 11:37 pm

    Comeback sauce is awesome! Except I used micale whip instead of mayo.

    • February 29, 2012 10:42 pm


      You should use Miracle Whip if that’s a flavor that you enjoy. It’s all about making it to suit your taste preference. 🙂

  163. mississippigirl permalink
    March 1, 2012 11:00 am

    Needed a sauce for wrap sandwiches made with a tortilla one day this week and thought of comeback sauce but didn’t have any chili sauce. I pondered what to use in its place and saw that I had some Ortega Original Thick and Smooth Taco sauce (mild but spicier would be great, too) so I used that. WOW is it good. This was great on our sandwiches but would be especially good on a taco salad or even as a dip. This was very similar to some of the ranch style spicy dressings. This turned comeback sauce into a fiesta!

    • March 1, 2012 2:46 pm


      What a clever substitution! Thank you so much for sharing your creative genius with us! 🙂

  164. hoosiergala permalink
    March 2, 2012 7:28 pm

    I just made this and it came out very orangish??? The pic, the sauce looks lighter. What did I do wrong?

    • March 4, 2012 2:45 pm


      I don’t know that you did anything wrong. What kind of chili sauce did you use? Something in your ingredients must have had more of an orange tone.

  165. Hoosiergal permalink
    March 4, 2012 8:14 pm

    I used an off brand. I still tasted amazing though. I put it on everything this weekend 😀

    • March 4, 2012 8:18 pm


      All that matters that it tastes good! I’m so glad you like it and are finding lots of uses! Thanks so much for letting me know! 🙂

  166. Jsi permalink
    March 6, 2012 12:24 am

    Yum! This was a hit at my son’s birthday party this weekend, and it is so easy, there’s no excuse not to always keep this on hand. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

    • March 6, 2012 8:18 am


      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks so much for letting me know. Happy birthday to your son! 🙂

  167. Mari permalink
    March 8, 2012 4:01 pm

    Just curious how long can you keep this before it goes bad.

    • March 9, 2012 7:45 am

      It will keep as long as you would keep mayo and ketchup in your fridge….a long time. It’ll be eaten long before you have to worry about it going bad. 🙂

  168. Paige Campbell permalink
    March 8, 2012 10:16 pm

    Is the Dijon mustard the dry Keen’s kind or otherwise? Can’t wait to try this sauce. Thanks

  169. Derek permalink
    March 12, 2012 9:34 am

    Made this this weekend. Delicious! The taste is almost dead-on with Raising Cane’s sauce, with a sightly different aftertaste.

    • March 13, 2012 8:40 am


      I’m so glad you enjoyed the sauce. Thanks for letting me know! Several people have asked if this was similar to Raising Cane’s sauce and I couldn’t answer them because I’d never had it. Now, I can tell them, “Yes!” 🙂

  170. Heather permalink
    March 13, 2012 6:01 pm

    how long does this stay good in the fridge?

  171. Heather permalink
    March 13, 2012 6:02 pm

    nevermind i saw someone had recently asked lol

    • March 13, 2012 6:11 pm


      Did you get your answer? I went back and highlighted that portion of the narrative. People were having a hard time seeing that.

      Thanks for stopping by, Heather!

  172. Kristin permalink
    March 17, 2012 11:24 pm

    i just made this sauce and it is every bit as delicious as it’s touted to be! YUM!!

    • March 18, 2012 4:31 pm


      I’m so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks a million for letting me know. 🙂

      • Kristin permalink
        March 18, 2012 7:36 pm

        yeah, i had to make my husband take it away from me so i didn’t have it (with fresh crusty bread) for dinner. we’re going to have it tonight on fresh cracked crab! 🙂

  173. Fern permalink
    March 28, 2012 11:18 am

    I too came across you through Pinterest. I just made up a batch of comeback sauce. Being from Michigan I’ve not heard of this before, but it sounds like something hubby and I will enjoy. I will have to check some of the local store for Dukes Mayo. I haven’t browsed through your site yet, but I love looking through recipe websites of all kinds….so many recipes….so little time to make and eat all the wonderful foods I find…

    • March 30, 2012 9:30 pm


      Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy Comeback Sauce as much as we do. Please let me know what you think once yoy make it.

      Welcome home! 🙂

  174. April 1, 2012 12:16 pm

    Woah! Tons of comments on this post! I was wondering about the importance of using tabasco sauce. My sister gave me this huge jar of Valentina mexican hot sauce and have nothing to do with it. I’m thinking of taking a chance and using it for this comeback sauce that i CAN’T WAIT to try!

    • April 1, 2012 6:55 pm


      You can certainly substitute your Mexican hot sauce for the Tabasco sauce. The only significance of Tabasco is that I happen to like it. 🙂

      Please let me know what you think about the sauce after you try it.

  175. Lisa permalink
    April 11, 2012 11:30 pm

    Love your site! I’m from central Louisiana, and our favorite quick sauce is a simple remoulade with ketchup, mayo and Tony Chachere’s seasoning. I have seen recipes for comeback sauce before but yours sounds the best. The complexity of flavors is what I’m looking forward to most.

    My daughter is so addicted to our remoulade that she has actually mixed ketchup and ranch dressing at school for a dip. Her friends made fun of her — until they tasted it! I’m willing to bet she will love having a jar of comeback sauce in the fridge at all times. Guess I need to go buy some new mason jar lids…

    Oh, and even though I’m from LA, I live in Georgia. I was introduced to Duke’s mayo years ago by a Georgia native. He said when he was growing up, he thought the white condiment’s only name was Duke’s — not Duke’s mayonnaise. Just Duke’s. 🙂

    • April 12, 2012 7:13 am


      Please let me know if your daughter, the Remoulade junkie, approves of Comeback Sauce. I hope your whole family enjoys it.

      Your GA friends thought that Duke’s is so popular it goes by one name… Oprah! 🙂

      Welcome home! 🙂

  176. Fern permalink
    April 15, 2012 12:44 pm

    I made pan fried talapia today and we used this on it rather than tradition tartar sauce. Oh, wow! Hubby LOVED it! This is something I’m going to have to keep on hand. It’s been “marrying” for a few weeks so the flavor is so yummy!

    • April 15, 2012 7:27 pm


      Comeback Sauce is especially good with seafood. A long marriage makes the flavor get better and better.

      Thanks for stopping by, Fern. Welcome home! 🙂

  177. Linda permalink
    April 20, 2012 11:05 pm

    Amazom has Duke’s Mayo!

  178. netter permalink
    April 21, 2012 12:08 pm

    need to know how much difference it would make to use “yellow” mustard in place of dijon? And also leaving out the onion altogether.

    • April 21, 2012 4:09 pm


      Neither mustard nor onion powder are main components. Modifying them shouldn’t make a great difference in the flavor.

      • netter permalink
        April 21, 2012 4:53 pm

        thank you so much. I do not use onion of any type because of my dogs…and I did not realize that it called for dijon til I got home from the store! Now I will be making this recipe tommorrow!!

        • April 22, 2012 3:47 pm


          I hope you enjoy the Comeback Sauce! Please let me know what you think of it. 🙂

  179. joan G permalink
    April 27, 2012 2:22 pm

    never heard of this before. It looked good so I tried it ! OMG this is the best stuff. I like that it lasts however it never had a chance.. I ate it in EVERYTHING…I did leave out the hot stuff as I don’t do spices well but it was absolutely delicious.. Thanks for the great recipe !

    • April 28, 2012 7:46 am

      Joan G,

      Isn’t Comeback Sauce just the greatest? Use it with everything except Cheerios! 🙂

  180. Gayle permalink
    April 27, 2012 10:25 pm

    I had never heard of a sauce by this name before I saw it on Pinterest. I made it yesterday and we tried it on a tomato sandwich at noon today, and on our fish cakes for supper tonight. Wow…. is it ever gooooooood!! Thank you for such a good recipe.

  181. April 28, 2012 10:13 am

    I’d switch ketchup from Heinz to organic – (no High Fructose Corn Syrup that way). Same goes for Worcestershire sauce and check back labels on dijon and chili sauce… I always turn around the product and read the labels now. Thanks for the recipe, and the southern cultural/cuisine knowledge! ~Cheers

  182. Christina permalink
    May 1, 2012 12:36 pm

    This sauce sounds awesome.. I’m thinking of trying it in a beef pasta dish for dinner… Anyone tried it like that?

    • May 1, 2012 3:56 pm


      I haven’t tried it with beef pasta in particular, but it goes well with beef. 😉

  183. Paige permalink
    May 1, 2012 4:19 pm

    I have smotherd it on fresh toasted whole wheat buns with hot juicy pulled pork and lettuce. Devine!

  184. Misty permalink
    May 2, 2012 5:48 pm

    I found this on Pinterest and it will stay in my fridge from now on! (only change I made was use low fat mayo as we are on diets in this house – but it is still great!!) I saw that there is nothing similar on You should post it on there ASAP!
    Closest they have is a Russian Salad dressing with 41 reviews so I know that you would knock them out the park 😉

    • May 2, 2012 7:23 pm


      Thanks for the suggestion. I will certainly check into it. Enjoy the Comeback Sauce! 🙂

  185. ellinme1 permalink
    May 2, 2012 6:52 pm

    I am from Jackson Mississippi and I grew up eating comeback on everything! Mayflower, The Elite, Bills Greek Tavern, and probably just about every good Restaurant in and around Jackson have their own version. My favorite childhood memory is waiting for my food at the elite and eating their unbelievable rolls with comeback that was in a squirt bottle on the table. I made this recipe today and am very pleased with the results. Now I can have it at my whim to put on my bread, salads, crackers, seafood, burgers….well just about everything 🙂 Thanks so much for this great recipe!

    • May 2, 2012 7:22 pm


      I’m so happy to hear that this great sauce was part of some very pleasant memories for you! Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Welcome home! 🙂

  186. May 10, 2012 7:24 pm

    As a Mississippi girl, I am so EXCITED to have found this recipe!!! I’m making it tonight to go with homemade onion strings. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    • May 11, 2012 6:12 am

      You’re welcome, you’re welcome, you’re welcome! I bet you’ll always have a jar of Comeback Sauce in your refrigerator. I sure do! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  187. Chuck permalink
    May 14, 2012 11:18 am

    Could you use Miracle Whip? I have that in the fridge which we hardly use as it is…and Mayo we would use even less.

    • May 14, 2012 12:17 pm


      If Miracle Whip is a flavor that you’re accustomed to, then by all means, use it. It’s all about your individual taste preference. 🙂

  188. Joy permalink
    May 24, 2012 9:56 am

    I searched EVERY food store in my area and NO Duke’s. Was in my local Dollar tree yesterday and was browsing food section and guess what was on shelf???? Yes—DUKE’s. Grabbed several jars and rushed home to make sauce. Can’t wait till it is ready. Thanks. I was raised in Mississippi.

  189. May 31, 2012 2:10 pm

    OMG! I didn’t know what it was called. I have been looking for this recipe for a long time. Chili’s and Applebee’s stopped serving it. For the last couple years I have tried unsuccessfully to recreate it.

  190. Becky permalink
    June 3, 2012 5:59 pm

    I cannot wait to try this! I have never heard of Comeback sauce seeing as I am from California. I moved to Louisiana a couple years ago and am adding this to all my newly learned Southern yummies!! I will comeback (…;)..) and let y’all know how it was for me 🙂 THANK YOU 🙂

    • June 3, 2012 7:07 pm


      Welcome home! I can’t to hear what you think of Comeback Sauce. Also, please let me know what other Southern dishes you’ve made since you been in the South. 🙂

  191. Paulette Smith permalink
    June 7, 2012 12:43 pm

    Does anyone know of a”family” recipe for doctored mayonnaise? Was given a jar as a gift but
    was denied recipe because “auntie made me promise to never let it get outside the family!”

    Would guess it has a drop of mustard but otherwise no discernible other additives.


  192. Rosalund permalink
    June 9, 2012 2:00 pm

    Soulds good want to try it but was wondereing if anyone knows the calories. I try and eat healthier but want to try new things.

    • June 9, 2012 3:14 pm


      I don’t use a calorie counter program so I can’t tell you how many calories are in the whole recipe or how many per serving. Mayonnaise is the main ingredient and it’s a high calorie item. Using Comeback Sauce sparingly would bring down the calorie count per serving.

  193. Connie Rompelman permalink
    June 21, 2012 2:12 pm

    Comeback sauce is the best. My granddaughter and I made up a batch this morning. I can’t wait to use it on pulled pork on Saturday. I think I’ll try it on my turkey sandwich for lunch today.
    Thanks do much for the recipe.

    • June 21, 2012 5:03 pm


      Comeback Sauce is wonderful as a sandwich spread. I hope you had the most delicious turkey sandwich of your life for your lunch today! 🙂

  194. lamom318 permalink
    July 6, 2012 10:50 am

    I pinned this recipe last year, and just got around to making it this morning. Never tried Duke’s until now, and let me just say, OMG, it’s the best mayo I have ever put in my mouth! We’re from north Louisiana, and we have a Raising Cane’s down the street, and the sauce tasts EXACTLY like theirs if you add a few more drops of Worcestershire sauce. So glad I found this! We’ll be using it a lot! Thanks for posting! 🙂

    • July 6, 2012 11:46 am


      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe! You’ll be sure to keep a jar in your fridge now that you’ve tried it! 🙂

      Duke’s is the best mayo, in my honest opinion.

  195. sherry permalink
    July 17, 2012 10:56 am

    Believe it or not, I found the 8 oz. jar of Dukes mayo at a “Dollar Tree” dollar store in Michigan. When my eyes feel upon the jar, I was totally amazed as I’d long given up ever finding it here.
    Finally made the sauce and it was great. Try on fish or chicken nuggets. YUMMO!

    • July 17, 2012 3:52 pm


      What a great find! Thanks so much for letting us know.

      I so happy to hear that you enjoyed the sauce! 🙂

  196. sherry permalink
    July 17, 2012 10:59 am

    In Michigan, try Dollar Tree for Dukes.

  197. July 17, 2012 2:58 pm

    Can I use any mayo?

    • July 17, 2012 3:46 pm

      Linda B,

      You certainly can use any mayo! I reference Duke’s because that’s my favorite. You should use the mayo that you like the most.

      Please let me know what you think of Comeback Sauce after you make it. 🙂

  198. betty babb permalink
    July 17, 2012 10:28 pm

    If’n it ain’t Duke’s, it ain’t Mayonnaise – Plus it’s sugar free –

    • July 17, 2012 10:39 pm


      Duke’s is certainly my favorite mayo in the whole world. It’s the only mayo you’ll find in my kitchen.

  199. July 17, 2012 10:30 pm

    Hey there sweet friend! Just want to let you know that I have a Comeback Sauce story for you if you’re interested… has to do with my first taste of Comeback Sauce (when I was very, very, very young) and a little history. 🙂 xoxoxo

  200. Joan permalink
    July 18, 2012 6:35 am

    I’d never heard of Comeback sauce until I got Chirsty Jordan’s Southern Plate Cookbook a few years ago. I tried it on her Chicken Planks recipe and loved it. Then when I got Martha Hall Foose’s Screen Doors and Sweet Tea I noticed she had a Comeback Sauce recipe in there. Next I saw it in Sara Foster’s Southern Kitchen. Each recipe including yours is a little different. I guess I need to try them all. Right? I agree with you though Dukes mayonnaise is the only way to go. My family would go on strike if I bought anything else.

    • July 18, 2012 6:49 am


      I love that you’re a cookbook collector! I read cookbooks like novels. I especially love cookbooks that tell stories.

      Everybody puts their own spin on Comeback Sauce. The basics are the same, however, authentic Comeback Sauce is more than mayo, ketchup and lots of black pepper.

      Thanks for stopping, Joan!

  201. Joann permalink
    July 18, 2012 10:41 am

    There is an on-line site for Dukes Mayo and yes you can order it!!! I think I will do just that since I live in New York State. Says available in PA, but I never heard of any of the stores.

    • July 18, 2012 11:37 am


      I’ve shared the link before. Thanks for reminding us all that you can still get Duke’s online. I’ve never ordered it myself so I have no idea how good their customer service is. 🙂

    • mississippigirl permalink
      July 18, 2012 12:10 pm

      I have ordered Duke’s from their website and they have very good customer service and it arrived in a timely manner. However, they do not ship it in the throes of summer because of the heat, unless that has changed since last summer. Doesn’t hurt to check, though. 🙂 I love Duke’s and comeback sauce!

      • July 18, 2012 12:15 pm

        Thanks for the info, Mississippigirl! I do need to order from the Duke’s website just to test it out. I really don’t like referring people to sites or companies that I’ve never used. I appreciate your comments. 🙂

  202. Deanna permalink
    July 18, 2012 10:12 am

    I mail-ordered Duke’s mayo (to be shipped to me here in CA) because I heard it doesn’t contain sugar and I heard it was good. It’s great stuff (and worth the bundle I had to pay for the 3-bottle pack)! I also have no-sugar-added ketchup and chili sauce from Trinity Farms (, so I can’t wait to make a reduced carbohydrate version of this!

    • Deanna permalink
      July 18, 2012 10:14 am

      That’s Trinity HILL Farms. Now I have to check out much more of your blog! 🙂

      • July 18, 2012 11:40 am


        I hope you have a nice stroll! Let me know if you need help finding anything.

    • July 18, 2012 11:39 am

      That sounds interesting, Deanna. I’ll have to check out Trinity Hill Farms. Thanks so much for the info. 🙂

  203. JGex permalink
    July 18, 2012 10:37 am

    I’m from Mississippi… lived there for 31 years and never heard of it. I’m gonna have to see if I can adapt this to homemade from scratch with exceptions for the Tabasco and Worchestershire.

    • July 18, 2012 11:38 am


      That sounds like an interesting project! I’d love to know how it turns out for you.

  204. Heatherh permalink
    July 18, 2012 12:42 pm

    This sounds wonderful! Have you eer tried to “can” it? I’d love to make a big batch all at once and put the jars through a boiling water bath to preserve it, so to speak. Wonder how long it would need to boil? Time to do some research.

    • July 18, 2012 12:47 pm


      I’ve never tried processing it for canning. Here’s my go to link for food processing:

    • Rachel permalink
      October 26, 2012 11:25 pm

      You can’t safely can this.

      First, you can’t safely can mayo at home.

      Second, a boiling water bath would probably not do it, anyway.

  205. terry permalink
    July 18, 2012 2:03 pm

    Does this taste anthing like the “secret sauce” at Mcds? This looks so good I will def be mixing some up thanks.

  206. terry permalink
    July 18, 2012 2:15 pm

    Does this taste anything like the “secret sauce” at Mcds? This looks so good I will def be mixing some up thanks.

    • July 18, 2012 2:17 pm


      It’s been so long since I’ve had a Big Mac I can’t remember the sauce exactly. It’s probably similar because think the Big Mac sauce is a similar color. 🙂

  207. July 19, 2012 7:39 pm

    I am going to make this too but I think I am going to veganize it! Hoping it will be just as good!!

    • July 19, 2012 8:06 pm

      Hi k,

      Will you modify it by using vegan mayo? I’l love to know how it turns out.

  208. Julia permalink
    July 23, 2012 2:15 am

    This sounds so good, especially after reading all the comments! I live in Australia – and I will try to get the correct ingredients to give it a go…just a quick question though – is Heinz ketchup a tomato ketchup?

    • July 23, 2012 7:19 am

      Hi Julia!

      Heinz ketchup is a tomato ketchup. I hope you can find similar enough ingredients to make up a batch. Enjoy! 🙂

      • Julia permalink
        July 23, 2012 7:48 pm

        Thanks Jackie…I’m going shopping now! Won’t be able to find Duke’s mayo but think I can get a reasonable alternative for that, along with the other stuff – will let you know how it goes!

  209. martin permalink
    July 28, 2012 12:49 am

    Born and raised in MS and have no idea this ever existed. I don’t live there now (thank god) but will be trying this out, thanks.

  210. Tiffany permalink
    July 28, 2012 10:29 am

    I have never heard of this before. It sounds awefully unhealthy. However the way everyone is talking about, I just have to try it anyway. Just ordered some Dukes online, since I live in Maine. Everyone speaks so highly of it, so I have to try that two. I got a regular one for my boyfriend, and a cholesterol free one for me, since it was the lowest, in fat, sodium, calories, and obviously cholesterol. Excited to try both the mayo and this recipe! Thanks!

  211. Fern Slotman permalink
    August 7, 2012 8:10 pm

    I just mixed up our 2nd batch as we just finished off the 1st jar using it instead of tartar sauce on pan fried perch. Since I made it a few months back the flavors had “married” to this awesome flavor. I think this second batch seems runnier, but the hubby squeezed the lemon for juice and gets way more out than I can. But, I’ll put it in the fridge and see if it thickens up. I just use Hellmann’s Mayo as Duke’s is not sold here in West Michigan that I know of. We love using this on sandwiches and as I mentioned in place of tartar sauce.

    • August 7, 2012 8:51 pm


      I’m so glad you like Comeback Sauce! I tell people that once you make it, you’ll always keep a jar in your fridge. If it doesn’t seem to thicken up like you want it to, you can add a little more mayo.

      Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed the recipe! 🙂

  212. Debbie FitzSimmonds permalink
    August 16, 2012 1:17 pm

    When I print the recipe, it prints out pages and pages of comments…I just wasted all that paper on one reicpe. Maybe you could fix that? Other sites give you a screen to print one copy of the recipe, and you don’t wast reams of paper. Thanks.

    • August 16, 2012 1:26 pm


      At the end of the every post on the left hand side of the page, is a big green button that says “Print Friendly”. If you click on that button, you then have the option of printing exactly what you want to print. You can delete all the narrative and only print the recipe if you’d like. The “Print Friendly” option automatically exclude the comments from being part of the print option.

  213. Dana permalink
    August 17, 2012 10:38 pm

    Just curious about the olive oil in the Comeback Sauce…is it really a *necessary* ingredient? Have you ever left it out? I’m not a big fan of olive oil.

    • August 18, 2012 9:29 am


      Use whatever cooking oil you like. My preference is olive oil but using a different kind won’t effect the end product. Enjoy! 🙂

  214. Sabrina G permalink
    August 22, 2012 6:10 pm

    I made this for the first time this weekend and the whole family loves it. My husband just told me that I will be making it alot. He/we are trying it on everything. Thank you so much for sharing!!

    • August 24, 2012 5:23 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, Sabrina! You will keep a jar in your fridge for evermore! :

  215. Taylor permalink
    August 27, 2012 1:40 pm

    This sounds amazing. Im such dipper kind of person aka I prefer my food with some kind of dipping sauce. I want to make this recipe exactly the same with the dukes mayo and all! I live in upstate new York but we have a fabulous grocery store called wegmans that carries just about everything inculding dukes.. Yes! Hopefully I’m making this bad boy tonight. I’ll let you know what I think . I’m 99% sure I’m just going to be adding to all the wonderful lists of comments. Thanks for sharing.

    • August 28, 2012 4:44 pm


      If you’re a sauce person, you’ll flip over Comeback Sauce. Please let me know what you think after you try it. 🙂

  216. Tiana permalink
    September 2, 2012 12:28 am

    I’ve got some of this in my fridge now, can’t wait to try it tomorrow! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

    • September 4, 2012 8:38 pm

      Hi Tiana,

      I hope you enjoy the Comeback Sauce! 🙂

      • Tiana permalink
        September 5, 2012 10:21 am

        I loved it! Bothme and my husband were a little aprehensive when I mixed it up, but after I tried it the next day, I’m in love!

  217. Traci Reece permalink
    September 2, 2012 6:47 pm

    I just found your post and am dying to try this. I am highly allergic to lemon. Is there a substitution that could be made, or could it be left out of the recipe with similar results? Thanks!

    • September 4, 2012 8:37 pm


      I would suggest making up a batch of sauce without lemon juice and tasting it. If you think some acidity would add to flavor, use a little bit of white vinegar. 🙂

  218. lillian permalink
    September 5, 2012 12:53 pm

    thanks so much , i sure will try it, not sure if i find dukes here, in southern georgia, but i will look , thanks again, it sounds so good;-)

  219. Jennifer permalink
    September 6, 2012 8:59 pm

    what can i substitute for the worcheshire sauce. i believe it is the oly ingredient that has MSG…which I cannot have but would love to try to make this MSG free.

    • September 9, 2012 2:46 pm


      Add in about 1/4 of a teaspoon more of garlic powder and onion powder in place of Worcestershire sauce.

      • Lura B. Johns permalink
        September 16, 2012 3:30 pm

        MY brother-in-law in MS makes this – is the original recipe from Dennery’s or the Rotisserie in Jackson – my sister loves it on crackers!!!

        • September 18, 2012 10:55 am

          It is good on crackers! It’s good on everything……except Cheerios! 🙂

  220. September 14, 2012 9:27 am

    I made this substituting the ketchup with more of the chili sauce, and it gave it just the right amount of kick. This is delicious!

    • September 18, 2012 10:56 am


      I love the taste of chili sauce and can see how it would add to the flavor of this sauce. Thanks for sharing your suggestion! 🙂

  221. Tamara permalink
    September 29, 2012 5:49 am

    Made this today! It tasted so good I can’t wait for tomorrow. Also, if you are west of the Rockies Hellman’s goes by Best Foods Mayonaise. I don’t know why but it does (says so on the back of the jar). I found out when I got stationed in Ut a few years ago. Thank you for this lovely recipe! Do you think it would be good on fish?

    • September 30, 2012 4:27 pm


      Comeback Sauce is a perfect match with seafood! In fact, it goes with everything…..except Cheerios. 😉

  222. Marielle permalink
    October 3, 2012 11:34 am

    I’m from Holland and off course i didn’t know this sauce. I made it and it’s absolutely delicious! Thank you so much for this recipe! Do you mind if i translate the recipe and post it on a Dutch cooking website?

    • October 5, 2012 6:25 am


      I don’t mind you translating and posting as long as you give my site credit. Enjoy!

      • Marielle permalink
        October 5, 2012 1:10 pm


        Off course i give the credits. I will put a link to this site.
        Thank you!

  223. October 30, 2012 2:20 am

    I have to say that you have just made my year. Being an Alabama girl I know all about Comeback Sauce and others like it and I have been looking for a way to make my own and here it is. I am so happy and my fridge will never go without! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  224. November 8, 2012 9:27 pm

    I would love to try this. Any suggestions on what I would try it with??

    • November 8, 2012 11:14 pm


      It’s great with seafood and vegetables. You can use it, also, as a sandwich spread or salad dressing. It really goes with everything……except Cheerios! 🙂

  225. November 10, 2012 8:45 am

    Thanks for sharing your recipe, Jackie. We’ve been eating comeback sauce in Mobile at Felix’s for awhile, now…but I didn’t know how to make it. YUM! You’re right, it’s delicious on EVERYTHING except Cheerios. 🙂

  226. Cheryl permalink
    November 29, 2012 4:45 pm

    I grew up with this, although we called it Rotisserie Sauce (was the house dressing at the old Rotisserie Restaurant in Jackson, MS). We always had it in the fridge, and it was the only salad dressing I knew about as a child. I would eat it on dang near anything, or even just with a spoon…

  227. Shelly permalink
    December 4, 2012 11:07 pm

    I live in WA. We don’t have Duke’s here & I’d prefer not to order online. Any suggestions for substitutions?

    • December 4, 2012 11:56 pm


      Just use your favorite mayo. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

    • Janine permalink
      January 12, 2013 2:07 am

      I live near Seattle – I only use Best Foods mayo (same as Hellman’s)

      • January 12, 2013 9:12 am


        You should use your favorite mayonnaise. My favorite just happens to be Duke’s. 🙂

  228. December 9, 2012 2:21 pm

    Jack’s Restaurants serves Comeback sauce for their Dippin Sauces for the chicken bites they serve

    • December 10, 2012 6:50 am

      Jack’s Restaurants knows good stuff when they see it! 🙂

      • Traci permalink
        December 22, 2012 8:48 am

        Heinz is now making Mayo. Don’t shoot the messenger, but I think I may like it better than Dukes. Used it in my latest batch of Comeback sauce. Perfect!

  229. December 29, 2012 10:52 am

    (found via Pinterest) Thanks for sharing. I agree that horseradish is a must to emulate the sauce from Outback, but this one sounds like it would be great anyway. Maybe with a little smoked paprika, on burgers?

  230. December 31, 2012 6:39 pm

    Just made the Come Back Sauce today…the flavors haven’t married yet (they are just livin’ in sin right now) and it is already totally awesome! I LOVE Come Back and am so excited about having my own home-made… Have shared on Facebook and tons of folks are checking out your recipe… LOVE getting your emails…thanks! Jonni

    • December 31, 2012 6:57 pm


      You are so precious! Thank you so much for sharing and spreading the Syrup and Biscuits word. I hope your friends feel right at home when they visit.

      Enjoy that Comeback Sauce, Jonni! Try not to disturb it too much during the honeymoon. 🙂

      • Jonni Webb permalink
        December 31, 2012 8:13 pm

        Oh, forgot to mention that I shared on Pinterest, too! The marriage is imminent…honeymoon time tomorrow! Can’t wait… 🙂

        • January 1, 2013 1:04 am


          We’ll be welcoming children soon. 🙂

          Thanks so much, Jonni, for all your support. You’re the best!

  231. Amber permalink
    January 2, 2013 2:30 pm

    Does it taste like the dip the comes with Blooming Onions at Outback?

    • January 2, 2013 4:49 pm


      It ‘s very similar. I think Bloomin’ Onion sauce has horseradish and Comeback Sauce doesn’t.

  232. Tara Rasher permalink
    January 2, 2013 8:46 pm

    Have you tried Kraft mayo with this recipe? I prefer Kraft but wondered if it would taste the same. Thank you.

    • January 2, 2013 9:52 pm


      I haven’t tried Kraft. You should use your favorite choice of mayonnaise. Duke’s just happens to be my favorite. 🙂

  233. Dave permalink
    January 7, 2013 6:58 am

    It always amazes me how we were raised influences our tastes.I prefer Hellmann’s by a long shot.I’ve tried Dukes after hearing so much good stuff about it,and ended up throwing it away,I thought it taste like the cheap stuff from packets at the convenient store.So if you can’t get Dukes in your area and you love Hellmann’s your not missing anything IMO…..And this sauce it yummy!

  234. Adam permalink
    January 9, 2013 7:26 pm

    Just made this with Cabot 2% Greek yogurt and it is awesome and a wee bit healthier, though I’m not sure that really matters on top of a Pearl hot dog and Portuguese roll. Thanks for the recipe!

  235. Sylvie permalink
    January 29, 2013 6:21 pm

    Tried your recipe and loved it so I added it to my family cook book, do not worry I gave you full credit.
    I don’t know how far you recipe made it but it’s made it up here to Canada 😉

    • January 29, 2013 7:32 pm

      Hi Sylvie!

      So glad to hear you love Comeback Sauce! It’s now an international traveler! 🙂

  236. Cindy permalink
    February 26, 2013 4:12 pm

    Wow! With all the great comments I am going to have to make this!! Never heard of it! Sounds like I will want to call it my hello sauce!! Lol

  237. March 5, 2013 3:48 am

    I was dancing in the aisles when I noticed that Kroger’s in Houston started carrying Dukes. By far the best mayo…I just wonder how I am going to get it in Scotland without paying an arm & a leg for it 🙁

  238. March 11, 2013 9:03 pm

    Just curious if you can substitute the light olive oil with EVOO or canola oil? Would I need to change the amount if so?

    • March 12, 2013 6:53 pm

      You can certainly substitute the oil. I used light olive oil because I didn’t want a strong olive oil flavor. You don’t need to adjust the amount of oil for the substitution. 🙂

  239. Anastasia permalink
    March 17, 2013 2:18 pm

    How long can I keep this in the fridge , just wondered what the life of this product is.
    Thank you

    • March 22, 2013 8:49 am

      It will keep in your fridge for as long as you would keep mayo and ketchup. You will use it up long before it spoils.

      • Anastasia permalink
        March 22, 2013 8:54 am

        Unable to find Garlic powder here in the UK , will it be ok without , or is there a substitute .

        • March 22, 2013 10:32 am

          It will be okay without it.

          • Anastasia permalink
            March 22, 2013 10:35 am

            Thank you so much for the prompt reply .off to make it now , need to stay indoors as weather here is very bad.
            Have a nice weekend

      • March 22, 2013 8:54 am

        LOL!!! Ain’t that the truth!? 🙂

  240. Stasia permalink
    March 17, 2013 3:02 pm

    How long can I keep this in my fridge please

    • March 22, 2013 8:48 am


      It will keep in your fridge for as long as you would ordinarily keep mayo and ketchup.

      • Anastasia permalink
        March 22, 2013 8:52 am

        Thanks .this will be on the menu in the UK tonight , never tasted this before , but it sound delicious.

  241. opchick permalink
    March 24, 2013 12:12 pm

    I’m sorry Dukes fans…it has a real weird oily taste to me. I used Hellmans…YUM!

    • Anastasia permalink
      March 24, 2013 3:31 pm

      I made this with Hellmans today , live in the UK , so that is the best you can buy here..just tested it tonight , it is so delicious.

  242. Karen Gray permalink
    April 24, 2013 2:31 pm

    I am so happy to find this. My husband loves this stuff. His cousin use to make it for him family secret recipe and he didn’t get to get it before he passed away.

    The question I would like ask is how long will it last in frig. What is the shelf life of it?

    • Joan permalink
      April 29, 2013 3:12 pm

      hi Karen, I love this stuff.. Always have a bottle on hand.. since there are no onions or garlic pieces in it this will last as long as the mayo that’s in it.. Hope this helps…Joan

    • April 30, 2013 6:31 am


      I purposely formulated this recipe with onion nd garlic powder instead of fresh to prolong the shelf life. It will last as long you would normally keep mayo and ketchup. Enjoy!

      • Karen permalink
        April 30, 2013 12:39 pm

        Thank you so much for letting me know. I made up a batch of this and when my husband tasted it his eyes lit up and that said it all. Thanks for sharing your recipe. This is sooooo good.

      • cindy permalink
        May 1, 2013 4:50 pm

        Oh, no! I actually threw some away that had been in my fridge for about a month! We don’t eat a lot of fried food so a jar will last us a while and I was a little afraid of it. Glad to know about the shelf life….that won’t happen again!

  243. PattiK permalink
    May 30, 2013 7:30 pm

    I am so happy to find a recipe, this sauce was featured on a show, Drive-in, diners And Dives on the food network. they were visiting the south and were raving about it. I had not heard of it but wanted ever since to try it. Yeah can’t wait.

  244. Sonia permalink
    June 7, 2013 6:35 am

    Just made this sauce, so excited to try it tomorrow morning 🙂

  245. tom stoddart permalink
    July 10, 2013 3:41 pm

    Sounds interesting, think i will try it. Can you can this sauce… I don’t know if the mayo will stand up to the heat of water bath canning?

  246. August 1, 2013 10:57 am

    Jack’s has a version of the Comeback Sauce. But I think they use horseradish in theirs. I wonder if you could replace the Chili Sauce with horseradish.

    • August 1, 2013 1:16 pm


      If your sinuses can tolerate that much horseradish sauce and it won’t blow the top of your head off, you can certainly do it! 🙂

  247. Tom permalink
    September 25, 2013 4:37 pm

    I’ll bet its great on fried fish, I’m going to try it, thanks

  248. September 27, 2013 6:00 am

    What do you used it on??

    • September 27, 2013 7:17 am

      Comeback sauce goes with EVERYTHING…..except Cheerios. Use is as a salad dressing or on sandwiches. It’s great as a dipping sauce for chicken, seafood or fried vegetables.

  249. Amber permalink
    October 17, 2013 12:00 pm

    Love COMEBACK Sauce. We have it at Jack’s Hamburgers in Bama and I always get it for my chicken, burgers, fries, etc. It’s WONDERFUL!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  250. Caiti permalink
    October 23, 2013 10:26 pm

    I don’t care for mayo… AT ALL. (don’t yell at me!) We don’t really eat condiments at all in my family but this sounds great as a sandwich spread for a little extra flavor or as a dip/sauce for various chicken savory dishes. I’d love to give it a try! Is there a substitution for the mayo? Like yogurt maybe? sour cream? What do you think?

    • October 24, 2013 7:04 am


      No yelling here! :). Both yogurt and sour cream are good substitutes. Since both are slightly more tart than mayo, you might want to add a dash honey. Just make up a batch and taste.

      • Caiti permalink
        October 24, 2013 9:03 pm

        Oh… the honey is a great idea! I think i’ll try it with yogurt first. Thank you so much for the response! 🙂

  251. April permalink
    December 13, 2013 10:30 pm

    Can’t wait to try! I miss Duke’s haven’t seen it since we left Connecticut.

  252. Janice Gowens permalink
    February 24, 2014 7:24 pm

    Jackie, I just found your site and am intrigued by your “Comeback Sauce” recipe. However, for some reason, I am unable to print it–when I click on the “print friendly” button, nothing happens. I’ll admit right up front, I’m basically computer illiterate. Help.

    • February 25, 2014 5:54 pm


      Try it again. I think WordPress, my blogging platform, was having some issues yesterday. There were functions I couldn’t use yesterday that are working fine today. I tried Print Friendly just now and it works fine.

  253. February 26, 2014 6:00 pm

    I made a version of this a few months ago with Vegenaise since I am soy-sensitive. I got the recipe from Cuisine at Home. It is delicious.

    btw – Dukes is Hellemans, and Hellmans is also known as Best here in the West. They all have soy as an ingredient. 🙂 It is one thing I really miss being able to eat.

  254. drummer permalink
    March 7, 2014 4:15 am

    hi, just found this site and so gonna make the comeback sauce today, wanted to let anastasia know if she still comes on here that you can get garlic powder here in the uk from a company called rye spice company, you can google them or find them on e-bay, hope this helps 🙂

    • Anastasia permalink
      March 7, 2014 1:59 pm

      Thanks to Jackie Garvin , have looked at the site you suggested . Brilliant . Many thanks

  255. Scott McDonald permalink
    April 8, 2014 9:01 am

    Here’s a recipe you might love. It came to me via my mother who got it from an older lady when she was a young girl ( a long time ago).

    Chili Sauce

    1/2 peck tomatoes
    3 sweet peppers
    2 red hot peppers
    5 onions medium to large
    1/2 Bunch celery
    1 Cup vinegar
    2 tablespoons salt
    3 cups sugar
    2 Tablespoons mixed pickling spices (put in bag)
    1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon (add after cooking is done)

    grind all through food processor and then simmer for 4 to 5 hours. Cook till thick may take longer or shorter time depending. Put into pint size canning jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

    This is much better than commercially produced chili saucesand would be great it the comeback sauce.

    • April 8, 2014 10:00 am

      Thanks for sharing this, Scott! It would be a great use for those end of season tomatoes when you’re up to you eyeballs. 🙂

  256. Debbie Buckingham permalink
    June 14, 2014 6:32 pm

    your Comeback sauce was one of my first pins on Pinterest! I love it! I had heard one of the stars from the movie “The Help” talk about eating Comeback sauce while making the movie. It is great! your blog

  257. erin permalink
    June 29, 2014 6:30 pm

    How long does this last in the fridge after you make it?!

  258. Juliann permalink
    August 16, 2014 12:51 pm

    Can you give me a guesstimate on how much lemon juice you use? I have two big bottles of lemon juice I need to use up 🙂 Thank you for this recipe! I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  259. beth permalink
    September 19, 2014 10:33 pm

    Check out Sweet Potato Queens. Jill conner Browne is the Boss Queen. Only other place I heard about Comeback Sauce before you all. Hoot to read her books. Hope you get this message.

    • September 20, 2014 7:26 am

      I’ve read several of the Sweet Potato Queens’ books. Jill Connor Browne is a riot! My friends and I talk about planning a trip to Jackson, MS for the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

      • June 21, 2016 10:34 pm

        If you love the sweet potato queens then you should totally be in Jackson for the Zippety Do Dah parade.. The SPQ and all sister groups gather and march through fondren. It’s quite the sight!

        • June 22, 2016 9:50 am


          Thank you so much for your support. It means the world to me. I do love the SPQs and have several of her books. Watching the parade is on my bucket list. Send me photos if you go!

  260. Kathy permalink
    October 11, 2014 12:33 am

    I can’t wait to make a batch of this. How long does it keep in the fridge after you make a batch? I would think quite a while if it’s kept real cold. Anyone care to advise me on this? Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Awaiting your reply.

    • October 11, 2014 6:17 am


      I developed this recipe to include garlic powder and onion powder instead of fresh to increase the shelf life. It will keep in your refrigerator for as long as you’d keep mayonnaise and ketchup.

  261. jai permalink
    November 6, 2014 1:59 pm

    Im allergic to olive oil can i omit or use canola.

  262. June 21, 2016 10:31 pm

    Yours is the best recipe I’ve come across and I recommend it to everyone! Thanks!


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