Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe

With over 50 years of experience serving gourmet burgers to Americans across the country after its founding in 1969, it's no surprise that Red Robin has learned a thing or two about creating distinct and tasty sauces. From Island Heat to Red's Tavern, Red Robin has crafted tons of condiments over the years that aim to offer a bit of something for everyone. One of the most popular is its mayonnaise-based Campfire Sauce, which is often imitated by aspiring cooks who want to capture its magic. With the right ingredients, imitation doesn't have to mean settling for less, and recipe creator Miriam Hahn knows this very well.

If you want to make your own Red Robin Campfire sauce, Hahn's quick and easy solution takes just a few minutes with no cooking time. Let's take a look at how to make this iconic sauce from the comfort of your home.

Gather the Red Robin Campfire sauce ingredients

If you don't already have the ingredients for this simple recipe in your kitchen, a quick trip to the grocery store will do the trick. You'll need half a of cup mayonnaise, half a cup of hickory-smoked barbeque sauce, one tablespoon of Tabasco chipotle sauce, a chipotle pepper (from a can), and half a teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce.

"You can use regular barbeque sauce, but I would definitely stick with adding the chipotle pepper for this particular sauce. It gives it a smoky flavor that this sauce is known for," Hahn said.

For vegans, there are plenty of mayonnaise substitutes offered by brands like Hellmann's or, as recommended by us here at Mashed, Earth Balance.

Blend your sauce ingredients

Place all of the ingredients into a small food processor, and blend them until your sauce is smooth. "The food processor is key to puree the chipotle pepper into a smooth consistency," Hahn said.

For those who don't have access to a food processor and want to manually blend the ingredients, Hahn recommends skipping the chipotle pepper and using a tablespoon of the sauce that surrounds the pepper in the can.

Serve your Red Robin Campfire sauce

Once your sauce is a smooth consistency, you can serve it with your favorite dishes. Although fries and chips are obvious choices, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this delicious condiment.

"The sauce is great as a burger topper for either a regular or veggie burger. It's also great in a Mexican Buddha bowl, taco salad, or black bean and rice wrap!" Hahn said.

You can also look to Red Robin's menu to get some meal ideas that can be paired with this sauce. From here, you'll find plenty of Mashed recipes that meet the criteria — bacon burgers, crispy chicken nuggets, and breaded pan-fried cod are just are few examples.

If you have any leftovers, you can refrigerate your Red Robin Campfire sauce in an airtight container for three to five days.

Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe
4.9 from 19 ratings
If you want to make your own Red Robin Campfire sauce, Hahn's quick and easy solution takes just a few minutes with no cooking time.
Prep Time
2
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
6
servings
Red Robin Campfire Sauce
Total time: 2 minutes
Ingredients
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup hickory-smoked barbeque sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco chipotle sauce
  • 1 chipotle pepper (from a can)
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Directions
  1. Blend ½ cup mayonnaise, ½ cup hickory-smoked barbeque sauce, 1 tablespoon Tabasco chipotle sauce, 1 chipotle pepper (from a can), and ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Serve with your favorite foods.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 177
Total Fat 15.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 7.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10.5 g
Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
Total Sugars 8.4 g
Sodium 519.9 mg
Protein 0.3 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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