Comeback Sauce Recipe

Comeback Sauce is one of those amazing inventions that I have no idea who created it, but I sure wish I could hug their neck in gratitude.

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A long standing southern classic, Comeback Sauce comes from the Mississippi region of the south – or so I understand – and I couldn’t be happier that friends of ours from that area while growing up introduced it to my family.

Full of delicious flavor, Comeback Sauce is easily one of my favorite go-to items in my refrigerator for all sorts of things. Of course it works perfectly as a dip for chicken fingers, chicken wings, chicken legs, as a salad dressing, and yep – even on eggs. I might be a little weird for admitting that last thing. Sorry.

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Just do me a favor and try it soon. I promise you won’t be sorry that you did. I wouldn’t steer you wrong!


Here’s the Comeback Sauce recipe I use. I know you’ll love it!

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Comeback Sauce Recipe
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Comeback Sauce is a classic, southern dip or dressing. Get this family favorite Comeback Sauce recipe to keep on hand for everyday use!
Serves: 1¼ cup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup chili sauce
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  1. Mix mayonnaise, chili sauce, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and onion powder together in a small bowl until well combined.
  2. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


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    • 2

      Jd Moudy says

      This dressing/ sauce was created by the Dennery family a greek family of Jackson ms. they owned the greek restaurant that made it famous.

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    Andrea says

    What kind/brand of chili sauce do you recommend? All I can think of right now is the Asian (Thai) variety, but I don’t think that is what you are referring to…

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    I have definitely heard of Comeback Sauce but I haven’t ever made it or eaten it. That’s about to change. And, I right there with you as far as the eggs thing – sounds good to me!

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    I’m glad I’m not the only one that has never heard of this and I am soooooooo glad you shared it. I’m always looking for a new sauce to dip chicken fingers in besides ranch or BBQ. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Kate says

    When you say chili sauce, do you mean something like Sriracha, that Heinz stuff, or something else?

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    Kristy says

    This sauce looks delicious! Very excited to try! Where can I get a recipe for those AH-MAZING looking chicken fingers!?!?! Mine never turn out that way! Thanks! Krisy

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    becky says

    Sounds like “Cain’s” Sauce from the Raising Cain restaurant. . & I looove yhat sauce! Can’t wait to try!

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      Hi Lori,
      We go through it fairly quickly at my house, but I’ve had it at least 10-12 days without any issues when stored in an airtight container (like a Mason jar) in my refrigerator. It most likely lasts a little longer, we just eat it too quickly! :)

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    June says

    Cannot wait to try this but I bet a person needs to use real mayo instead of lite or fat free. What do you think?

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    Fiona Guinan says

    My son loves anything based on chilli sauce. I have just made a batch of it for him. I’m sure it will become a family favourite. Many thanks for sharing it.

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    Martha C says

    Is this like the Raising Can e’er sauce. So good with their chicken strips.
    Oh how I miss Raising Can e’er Chicken. Yum!

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    Teresa Harrison says

    We use ketchup instead of chili sauce( I live in Alabama). My 12 yr old eats it on anything. MMMMM

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    catherine says

    When you say mayo do you mean “real mayonnaise” like Hellman…or would Miracle Whip work? I always check when recipes say mayonnaise to make sure which they mean…or if they are interchangeable. I can’t wait to try this.

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      Hi Catherine,
      Yes, for mayonnaise I mean whichever one is your favorite. For me, we generally use Kraft, Dukes, or Hellman’s, and all of those work perfectly in this. Hope you enjoy it!

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    Julie says

    Comeback or kumback was created at the old Rotesserie restaurant in Jackson mississippi. Now served at the Mayflower restaurant in Jackson.


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