Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (2024)

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If you love dipping your french fries, onion rings, (and fingers) into Red Robin Campfire sauce you're going to love this copycat recipe! It's quick and easy - and will be fine in your fridge for about a week.

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Chill (optional) 2 hours hrs

Total Time 2 hours hrs 5 minutes mins

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It's no secret that the perfect dipping sauce makes the foods we love even better. This is delicious no matter what you serve it with!

If you're looking for unique flavors you can't go wrong with the Jezebel sauce or creamy homemade queso, either!

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Table of Contents
  • ❤️ Why you'll love it
  • 🧾 Ingredients
  • 🔪 Instructions
  • 🥄 Equipment
  • 🥫 Storage
  • 💭 Tips
  • 👩‍🍳 FAQs
  • Related recipes
  • 📞 The last word
  • 📖 Recipe
  • 💬 Comments

❤️ Why you'll love it

  • So easy!
  • Just 6 ingredients!
  • Perfect on French fries, onion rings, hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and just about anything else!

Let's face it, a good fry sauce can make a restaurant even more popular so imagine what it can do for your homemade burgers and fries! This Copycat Red Robin Campfire sauce recipe is so good you'll be looking for things to dip in it.

Including fingers.

Y'all, this is on my list of the best dipping sauces ever made.

🧾 Ingredients

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Of everything I've tried the Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory and Brown Sugar sauce gives this recipe the best flavor, in my opinion.

Barbecue sauce comes in a lot of different variations so definitely experiment to see what you like best.

🔪 Instructions

Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The full instructions are in the green recipe card below.

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  1. Measure all ingredients into a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Taste and add more chipotle powder if desired.
  4. Spoon into an airtight container and refrigerate for two hours for best flavor.

🥄 Equipment

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You'll need the following items to make this recipe successfully.

  • Whisk
  • Medium bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mason jar with a screw on lid or other airtight container for storage

🥫 Storage

My Red Robin campfire sauce copycat recipe will be fine in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Be sure to keep it cold when you are serving it - since it's mayonnaise based you won't want it to sit out at room temperature for more than an hour or so.

This recipe doesn't freeze well - it gets watery.

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💭 Tips

Expert Tip: Be sure to let the sauce chill for a couple of hours in the refrigerator. It allows the flavors to blend and intensify.

  • This will stain plastic containers - use glass.
  • Aluminum containers or aluminum foil will give the sauce a weird flavor - use glass.
  • Try adding a few drops of liquid smoke. Taste as you go!
  • Some people like to substitute Ranch dressing for half the mayonnaise.
  • If you can't find chipotle powder you can use chili powder or tabasco sauce to taste.
  • This is a copy of the Red Robin onion ring sauce but try it on burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches...

👩‍🍳 FAQs

Here are the questions I am most frequently asked about this recipe.

Does Red Robin Campfire Sauce have dairy?

As far as I know it does not. My copycat fry sauce recipe has eggs (in the mayonnaise) but no dairy. Always read the labels of your ingredients to be sure.

Can this fry sauce be made vegan?

Yes it can! Just be sure to use a vegan mayonnaise. As far as I know Sweet Baby Rays Hickory and Brown Sugar barbecue sauce is vegan but always read the ingredients labels to be sure.

Can Campfire Sauce be made keto friendly?

Yes! Mayonnaise has 0 carbs (check your brand for actual carb counts) so if you use a low carb barbecue sauce and dijon mustard instead of honey mustard it will be keto friendly.

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📞 The last word

Here's my experience with this recipe...

  • This makes a great salad dressing! Just thin it down with a bit of milk (almond or oat milk is fine).
  • I love turning copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce into tartar sauce by adding about ¼ cup of sweet pickle relish. If you thin it down it's a delish Thousand Island dressing!
  • I sometimes brush it on chicken while grilling it.

I love a good dipping sauce (or fry sauce as it's sometimes called). When the server sets down the Red Robin dipping sauces on the table it's all I can do to keep from drinking them!

I like the campfire sauce the best, though.

Here are some other ways to make your burgers amazing!

  • Homemade Pimento Cheese is one of my favorite things to put on a burger. If you've never tried it you definitely should!
  • Candied Jalapenos are a sweet and spicy addition to burgers, nachos, hot dogs, and all your summer favorites.
  • Popeye's Seasoning Salt is delicious on fries, burgers, and homemade chicken strips.

If you click on the number of servings in the recipe card you can adjust the measurements up or down for the exact number of servings you need. Don't forget that you can click on "add to collection" to save it to your own, private recipe box!

If you love this recipe please give it 5 stars!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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If you love dipping your french fries, onion rings, (and fingers) into Red Robin Campfire sauce you're going to love this copycat recipe! It's quick and easy - and will be fine in your fridge for about a week.

Course Condiment

Cuisine American

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Chill (optional): 2 hours hours

Total Time: 2 hours hours 5 minutes minutes

Servings:8

Calories:149

Author:Marye Audet-White

Ingredients

  • cup mayonnaise
  • cup hickory BBQ Sauce, Sweet Baby Ray's Hickory and Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard, more as desired
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

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Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl until well combined.

  • Spoon into a Mason jar or other airtight container.

  • Refrigerate for two hours or more to let the flavors blend.

  • Serve with fries, onion rings, or on your burgers and hot dogs.

Notes

Storage: Store in a tightly covered glass container in the refrigerator for several days.

Tips:

Be sure to let the sauce chill for a couple of hours in the refrigerator. It allows the flavors to blend and intensify.

  • This will stain plastic containers - use glass.
  • Aluminum containers or aluminum foil will give the sauce a weird flavor - use glass.
  • Some people like to substitute Ranch dressing for half the mayonnaise.
  • If you can't find chipotle powder you can use chili powder or tabasco sauce to taste.
  • This makes a great salad dressing! Just thin it down with a bit of milk.
  • I love turning copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce into tartar sauce by adding about ¼ cup of sweet pickle relish. If you thin it down it's a delish thousand island dressing!
  • I sometimes brush it on chicken while grilling it.

You'll find more helpful tips and variations in the body of the post.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 243mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

First published May 19, 2021. Last updated September 5, 2023 for editorial improvements.

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  1. Julie

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (14)
    I just made this and it's delicious!! Thank you for the recipe!

    Reply

  2. Ashley

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (15)
    Absolutely love RR campfire sauce!! I made this and at first it was good but tasted off. After it sat in the fridge overnight it was spot on. Thank you!

    Reply

  3. Cindy

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (16)
    Love this on onion rings!!!

    Reply

  4. Camden

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (17)
    Your copycat campfire sauce recipe is so good, we dip everything in it!

    Reply

  5. Maria

    Hi, I made the mistake of reading the ingredients on the bottles sold from. Walmart and they use anchovies and meat in the BBQ sauce,so as a vegetarian that's now out. My question is what is brown mustard? I have only seen spicy brown mustard and it has seeds in it. Can you please tell me where to find the one that you use?

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    • Marye

      Gulden's Brown mustard is a slightly spicy brown mustard without seeds. I don't know where you live but I've never heard of anchovies or meat in bbq sauce. Sweet Baby Rays is the one I use and it has neither.

      Reply

  6. Kristen

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (18)
    I have never actually had the chance to try the official version of this, but have heard about it quite a bit! I can't wait to try making red robin campfire sauce at home!

    Reply

  7. Alyssa

    I've never had Red Robin campfire sauce before. I can't wait to try it!

    Reply

  8. Cynthia

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (19)
    We love the Red Robin campfire sauce! I'm happy to have found this recipe, can't wait to try it!

    Reply

  9. Brittany

    Your campfire sauce recipe is such a versatile sauce, it's good on so many foods!

    Reply

  10. Sarah

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (20)
    Good sauce, it just isn't spot on for RR campfire sauce. I'd make it again though. I liked the addition of the spices. Thank you

    Reply

  11. Madeline

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (21)
    Hi! As someone who used to work at Red Robin I can tell you Campfire is actually only two ingredients. It is almost equal parts Mayo and BBQ sauce (a little more Mayo to BBQ but not much). They use their Whiskey River BBQ sauce but in a pinch they did use original Sweet Baby Rays, it just wasn’t quite the same.

    Reply

  12. Barbara

    We tried this tonight and my husband (who loves Red Robins sauce) says it taste just like it!! Thanks for the recipe it is definitely a keeper!

    Reply

  13. Renee

    Copycat Red Robin Campfire Sauce Recipe (22)
    I haven't tried this recipe yet but I'm giving you 5 stars for your reply to Gerry. 🙂

    But I do plan to try it!

    Reply

  14. Gerry

    I’m confused. Up towards the top you say only 4 ingredients. Then you show a picture of the ingredients- which shows 6 ingredients. Then you get to the recipe and it shows 5 ingredients. What the heck???? This is the first time I’ve seen your recipes. I hope your cookbooks read better.

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    • Marye

      So, Gerry... I am so sorry for the typo. It happens. I'm still striving for perfection - just not there yet.

      Reply

    • Pookiemoose

      This is so whiny of you.

      Reply

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