Fast Food Sauces (Version 2)


Colombians love fast food and one of the main reasons is because they love putting all kinds of sauces on top of their burgers or hot dogs. A few years ago I posted a few recipes for some of the most famous sauces used in Colombia, but since the list of all those different kinds of sauces is pretty much endless, I decided to post a few more this year.

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The first sauce is a very basic one that is usually served with salted potatoes and it’s incredibly delicious. The BBQ ketchup is a twist on regular ketchup that I usually serve whenever I make anything made with BBQ sauce. And the last sauce was a complete mystery to me because I had never heard of it until I posted the recipe to make tartar sauce.

Once I posted that recipe, people started asking me if I knew how to make sweet tartar sauce with pineapple. I was totally confused because I had never seen a sweet tartar sauce. Then, during my trip to Colombia last year, I spotted it at one of the many fast food stands I came across and asked how it was made. Turns out it’s a pineapple flavored mayonnaise with carrots and cilantro that for some odd reason is called “tartar sauce” in Colombia.

¡Buen Provecho!





Fast Food Sauces (Version 2)

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Fast Food Sauces (Version 2)
Category: Sauces
Cuisine: Colombian
Serves: 1 cup each


    Green sauce:
  • 1 cup (120 g) mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste
  • ½ bunch cilantro (about 1 cup)
    BBQ ketchup:
  • ½ cup (120 g) ketchup
  • ¼ cup BBQ (60 g) sauce
  • 2-3 tsp brown sugar
    Sweet tartar sauce or pineapple mayonnaise:
  • ½ cup (120 g) mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup (60 g) pineapple sauce
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 tbsp grated carrot
  • ¼ cup (3-4 tbsp) finely chopped cilantro (you can also use parsley)
  • A pinch salt or to taste


    To make the green sauce:
  1. Place the 1 cup of mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, white vinegar, mustard, cumin, salt and cilantro in a food processor and blend well.
    To make the BBQ ketchup:
  1. Mix the ketchup, BBQ sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl.
    To make the sweet tartar sauce:
  1. Mix the ½ cup of mayo, pineapple sauce, orange juice, grated carrot, cilantro and salt in a small bowl. Pour the sauce in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. If you want a thicker consistency, you can add more mayo and less orange juice.


All sauces can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator if stored in air tight containers.






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    January 30, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Yup great article on fast food. Fast food always looks testy.

  3. Michael Sevigny
    May 15, 2017 / 10:08 am

    great article.

    December 29, 2017 / 11:44 am

    thanks for this post, it caused me an appetite, I'll definitely try to cook it on the weekends

  5. Unknown
    July 24, 2018 / 1:45 pm

    These recipes look amazing! Definitely not going to read this before breakfast again, now I want a burger and all these sauces. Thanks for this!

  6. Gal
    April 6, 2020 / 10:52 pm

    Gostaria da receitas em.portugues no eu e-mail

  7. kayden
    June 21, 2020 / 1:53 am

    i like the green sauce it goes well with burgers fries and steaks