Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe

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This Red Robin Campfire Sauce tastes exactly like the smoky sauce at the popular restaurant. Make it at home and enjoy that tangy taste on your burgers, fries, and more. Only two ingredients!

A basket of fries with one French fry being dipped into sauce

Red Robin Campfire Sauce

Got a craving for some Red Robin? Stay home and jazz up your own Whiskey River BBQ Burger or chicken wrap with our version of the restaurant’s famous campfire sauce. There are tons of copycat recipes on Pinterest and Facebook out there, but this one is just so simple. It’s the perfect dipping sauce for French fries, burgers, chicken and more. And the best part is, there’s only TWO ingredients. That’s all you need for smoky flavor, smooth and creamy texture. It’s truly one of the easiest sauce recipes in the world. And the flavor will knock your socks off!

Best Food's Mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, and a bowl of Red Robin campfire sauce

What’s In Red Robin Campfire Sauce?

I’m not kidding when I tell you – two ingredients. That’s it! No messing around with measuring spices and hard to find ingredients. No paprika, chipotle powder, turmeric or onion powder or measuring a teaspoon of this or a dab of that. Keep it simple. There is no need to overcomplicate this recipe. In a medium bowl simply combine a cup mayonnaise and a cup hickory barbecue sauce. 

Mayonnaise 

 Don’t skimp on the real, full fat stuff. Don’t substitute with Miracle Whip. You’ll thank me later. I always make this Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe with Best Foods (aka Hellmann’s on the East Coast). This will make or break your sauce.

BBQ Sauce 

You can get creative with what kind of barbeque sauce you use. If you have a favorite sauce, use it! We use Bull’s Eye or Sweet Baby Ray’s. I particularly love the Bull’s Eye BBQ sauce but Bull’s Eye can be difficult to find nowadays. You can also use Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory and Brown Sugar sauce. You’ll get a natural smoke flavor with that sauce. It has delicious flavorings like tomato paste, lemon juice concentrate, garlic powder and onion powder that blends so well with the mayo.

Sauce Pan of homemade BBQ Sauce on a pot holder

Homemade BBQ Sauce

If you don’t have any bottles of barbecue sauce on hand and still want to make this Red Robin Campfire Sauce Copycat Recipe, you can make a simple Homemade BBQ sauce at home with a fraction of the preservatives of the bottled sauce. Made with pantry staples like corn oil, ketchup or tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, some brown sugar, mustard, chili powder Worcestershire sauce and a little Tabasco sauce and salt it comes together in no time! So if you’re concerned about calories, carbohydrates, and sodium, this option is ideal to control the ingredients you put into your sauce.

A basket of steak fries next to a cup of campfire sauce

What Does it Taste Like?

If you’re familiar with fry sauce, it kind of tastes like a zingy version of fry sauce. The popular sauce is made with ketchup and mayonnaise, so it’s very similar to this recipe. Creamy, tangy, and smooth with a gorgeous caramel color, this version of Campfire Sauce is simple, full of bright flavorings and tastes delicious! 

A cooked steak fry being dipped into a cup of Red Robin campfire sauce

What to Dip in Red Robin Campfire Sauce?

Grab a bowl of this glorious sauce and start dipping! And use any leftovers as a sandwich spread or on top of a juicy burger topped with all the cheeses. This sauce is as versatile as ranch dressing!

You can also use campfire sauce with…

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How to Make Red Robin Campfire Sauce

A cooked steak fry being dipped into a cup of Red Robin campfire sauce.

Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe

This Red Robin Campfire Sauce tastes exactly like the smoky sauce at the popular restaurant. Make it at home and enjoy that tangy taste on your burgers, fries, and more. Only two ingredients!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dip
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise (Best Foods or Hellmann's)
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce (Bull's Eye or any sweet hickory BBQ sauce. See notes above)
  • thick cut French fries (or steak fries, for dipping)

Instructions

  • Place mayonnaise in a bowl.
    A jar of Best Food's mayonnaise next to a bowl of mayonnaise
  • Add barbecue sauce.
    Mayonnaise and BBQ sauce side by side in a bowl with a spoon
  • Stir until well combined.
    A bowl of Red Robin campfire sauce with a spoon
  • Serve with fries.
    A basket of fries with one French fry being dipped into sauce.

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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