Arbys Sauce is ketchup with a kick. No one does this better than Arby’s. We did find that Lea and Perrins gave the best flavor for this sauce.
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Arby’s has been passing this sauce around forever with their roast beef sandwiches. I think this sauce is such a nice change on pastrami or hamburgers, and it’s a great dipping sauce for hot wings. Spread it on a sandwich and your sandwich will zing.
Arby’s was the inspiration of two brothers, Forrest and Leroy Raffel who opened the first restaurant in Boardman, Ohio in 1964. They had the idea that there was a market opportunity for eateries based on a food other than hamburgers.
The brothers first wanted to name their restaurants “Big Tex” but that name was already taken. Instead, they chose the name “Arby’s” – based on “R” and “B”, the initials of the Raffel Brothers. Nice and simple.
In the beginning, Arby’s served up only roast beef sandwiches along with potato chips, and soft drinks. Over time, the menu expanded to include beef ‘n cheddar, chicken sandwiches, curly fries, jamocha shakes, and two sauces that became Arby’s famous signature sauces: horsey sauce and Arby’s sauce.
More items have been experimented with and in 1991 Arby’s became the first fast-food chain to offer a complete “lite” menu with several sandwiches and salads coming in at under 300 calories and 94 percent fat-free. Read a lot more about the history of Arby’s.
Homemade Arby’s Sauce
Having to buy something just to get some sauce is kind of expensive, but you can make Arby’s tangy sauce just like they do at home. Mix this sauce up and make the family smile. Make a batch and store it in a covered container in the refrigerator so it will always be on hand.
Here’s what you need:
- Brown Sugar
- White Vinegar
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Worcestershire Sauce (Lea and Perrins)
- Cayenne Pepper
- Corn Starch
How to Make Arby’s Sauce
- Place all sauce ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for 15 – 20 seconds.
- Pour ingredients into a small saucepan, heat on medium-low. Simmer gently for twenty minutes, stirring several times.
- After twenty minutes add cornstarch mixture and stir well.
- When sauce begins to thicken, let simmer on a very low temperature for ten minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. The sauce will be similar in thickness to steak sauce.
- Store in a covered container in the refrigerator.
Want more copycat Arby’s recipes? Try these
Easy Sandwich and Dipping Sauce Recipes
- McDonalds Dipping Sauces – Hot Mustard
- Chick Fil A Sauces – Honey Mustard
- Big Mac Special Sauce Recipe
- Swiss Chalet Sauce – BBQ
- Outback Tiger Sauce Recipes
- BK Sauce
- Red Robin Campfire Sauce
- Smashburger Smashsauce
- Tartar Sauce
- 1 cup Water
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup White Vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 3/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
- 3 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (Lea and Perrins)
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Corn Starch Mixture
- 1 tablespoon Corn Starch
- 2 tablespoon Water
- Place all sauce ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed for 15 - 20 seconds. Pour ingredients into a small saucepan, heat on medium low. Simmer gently for twenty minutes, stirring several times.
- After twenty minutes add cornstarch mixture and stir well. When sauce begins to thicken, let simmer on a very low temperature for ten minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Mixture will be similar in thickness to steak sauce. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. This sauce is a nice change on hamburgers or pastrami, and great dipping sauce for hot wings.