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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  1. 50

    debb says

    what is chili sauce? the heinz one you recommended does not sound familiar. can you describe it so i can find something similar? is it like enchilada sauce or franks red hot?

  2. 51

    Shannon Alday says

    The Comeback Sauce I grew up on was originally used as a dip for boiled shrimp and fried catfish.
    You mix it based on how much fish / shrimp you have. Mayo, a little mustard and ketchup, a couple of dashes of worchestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, Tabasco to taste. Grate onion…I use yellow onion, and grate several peices of garlic. It should be about the color of Thousand Island Dressing.
    I can eat this with a spoon!! Delicious with french fries, chicken, just whatever!

    • 52

      Karen says

      Comeback sauce is a classic in MS. Mine also uses ketchup instead of chili sauce but we use Crystal Hot Sauce instead of Tabasco!

  3. 53

    teresa bartz says

    Well, I made it and I dont see what the fuss is about..i found it rather bland myself. I prefer the sauce I make better for chicken fingers. Its just a recipe I made up myself, but I really like it.
    1 c mayo
    1/4 deli mustard
    1/4 honey
    1 tbsp chicken in a mug ( powder chicken stock)
    1 tsp garlic salt
    1 heaping tbsp of dill weed

    mix it all together well. keep in a air tight container. it is sooo good with chicken fingers.

  4. 55

    Julie says

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

  5. 56

    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.

    • 57


      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!

  6. 58

    Teresa Harrison says

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

  7. 59

    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!

  8. 63

    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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    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?

    • 69


      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! :)

  10. 70

    becky says

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

  11. 74

    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

  12. 76

    Kate says

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

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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!

  14. 81


    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!

  15. 82

    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…

    • 98

      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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