How to make Arby's Sauce at home! This easy recipe takes minutes to prepare and gives you the perfect copycat Arby's Sauce for your burgers, roast beef sandwiches, sandwiches, fries, and more.
Arby's Sauce Recipe
This sauce is one of our favorite fast-food copycat recipes. It is easy to make at home and made with pantry staples that are easy to get at the grocery store.
A few minutes of stirring the sauce, and that is all it takes. Pair this with thin slices of roast beef on a sandwich, homestyle fries, or anything. My husband loves to put this sauce on a burger with fried onions and craft his burger creation.
Did you see the Arby's Horsey Sauce Recipe we shared last week? This sauce is the perfect pairing with our Arby's Barbecue Sauce.
Many people mix them for a fun topping on their sandwiches. You can even make a Jamocha Shake at home for a complete experience.
We have been making many of our favorite restaurant sauces and meals at home this year. Making copycat recipes has been a great way to enjoy our favorite restaurant meals without leaving the house. I love playing in the kitchen, and after spending over a year at home the whole time, it is fun to take on new recipe challenges.
Arby's Dipping Sauces include Arby's Sauce, Tangy Barbecue Sauce, Buffalo Sauce, Ranch Dipping Sauce, Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Honey Mustard Sauce, Bronco Berry Sauce, and Arby's Horsey Sauce.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make an epic Copycat Arby's Sauce! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Brown Sugar
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Tabasco Sauce
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Salt and Pepper
- Small Saucepan: A small saucepan works excellent for this recipe. You need one that can hold a little over a cup of the sauce and have space to simmer over low heat.
- Whisk/Spoon: A whisk or wooden spoon works great for stirring this sauce while simmering to help combine the flavors.
- Refrigerator Container: You will want to store this Arby’s Sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
How to Make Copycat Arby's Sauce
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
It is effortless to make this Arby's Sauce at home. All you need is a few minutes of prep and then 5 minutes for the sauce to simmer on the stovetop.
You can have this sweet and tangy BBQ sauce ready in less than 20 minutes once it cools down.
All you have to do is combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, stirring frequently, then remove from heat and let cool. That is it!
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead: This Arby's Sauce tastes best after simmering on the stovetop. If you don't have time for the stovetop, mix the ingredients and let them sit in the refrigerator until chilled. The flavor may not meld together as nicely as the stovetop version, but it still tastes good.
Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy them within five days.
Freezing/How to Freeze: There are mixed opinions regarding whether you can freeze this Arby’s Sauce. It seems safe to freeze leftovers for up to three months, but the flavor may change once thawed.
How to Reheat: Always serve this sauce cold, letting frozen portions thaw overnight in the fridge before serving and stirring as needed if you see any separation.
Substitutions: You can use light or dark brown sugar in this recipe, depending on what you have in your pantry. The only difference between the two types is how much molasses they contain.
Vegetarian + Vegan Option: Vegetarians and vegans should replace the Worcestershire sauce with a suitable alternative. Traditional Worcestershire sauce contains anchovies.
Gluten-Free: Gluten-free eaters should look for a gluten-free Worcestershire sauce. This ingredient may contain barley malt vinegar, which is unsafe for a gluten-free diet.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: The written recipe makes six servings of Arby’s Sauce. Scale it up or down to your desired yield.
Make It Spicy: Add more hot sauce if you want a spicier sauce. A red hot sauce would work best with the flavors and complement the Tabasco.
Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 9 grams of sugar per serving. Use a sugar-free ketchup to make it sugar-free.
Tips for the Best Copycat Arby's Sauce
- It is easiest to make this recipe when I set out all the ingredients so that they are ready to go. I just grab everything, measure it out, and wait a few minutes for the sauce to cook on the stovetop.
- If you want less tomato flavor, you can decrease the ketchup in this sauce.
- For Arby's Roast Beef Sandwiches at home, you can ask the deli counter to thinly slice roast beef for sandwiches.
What to Serve with Copycat Arby's Sauce
With this recipe, you can experiment with all the different ways to use Arby’s Sauce in your meals, and at a fraction of the cost of dining out! Here are some other copycat recipes you can serve to the entire family.
Sides: Texas Roadhouse Butter, Olive Garden Marinara Sauce, Cheddar Bay Biscuits, Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup, Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli, Chili's Queso, El Pollo Loco Avocado Salsa, Texas Roadhouse Loaded Sweet Potato, CrockPot Olive Garden Minestrone, Side salad
Main Dishes: Egg McMuffins, Cracker Barrel Pecan Pancakes, Cracker Barrel Pancakes, Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken, Cracker Barrel Chicken and Dumplings, Carnival Cruise Guy's Burger Joint Pig Patty Burger, Wendy's Chili, KFC Famous Bowl
Drinks: Starbucks Frappuccino, Orange Julius, McDonald's Sweet Tea, Cherry Limeade Sonic Drink, Banana Julius, Arby's Jamocha Shake, Strawberry Julius, Sonic Peanut Butter Shake, Dunkin' Donuts Coolatta, Sonic Coconut Cream Pie Shake, Chick-fil-A Frosted Coffee
When to Serve
- Anytime you need a delicious sandwich condiment!
Great Copycat Sauces
Copycat Arby's Sauce Recipe
- Combine all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Heat until boiling and then lower the heat and allow the sauce to simmer for at least 5 minutes. Stir often
- Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.