Simple Cocktail Sauce

August 14, 2012
2 Ratings
  • Makes approximately 3 cups
What You'll Need
  • 24 ounces ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish, more or less to taste
  • juice of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • fresh ground black pepper
  1. This sauce is better if made the day before and everything gets to meld and grow strong.
  2. Combine everything in a bowl and mix it well.

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  • ripkitty
  • chop chop
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  • piggledy
  • irishchef

4 Reviews

ripkitty September 10, 2012
@irishchef But the Heinz Chili Sauce adds a real depth of flavor to this sauce. Sriracha is a little to garlicky for my taste in this dish.
chop C. September 8, 2012
I have been doing this same ingredient cocktail sauce for years except I also add some hot sauce tomitmas well. This a simple recipe. Why buy store bought when this is so easy?
piggledy August 21, 2012
I love the idea of adding lemon juice. One more ingredient, which we believe makes a positive, spicy difference is a squirt or two of sriracha sauce. We often throw together a tiny impromptu bowl of cocktail sauce - 24 oz would leave us with the need to store yet another jar in our already crowded refrigerator! It is so quick to mix up, that having it on hand already prepared wouldn't save us all that much time.
irishchef August 15, 2012
Half ketchup & half chili sauce will help the sauce not to thicken as fast when it is refrigerated. Surprisingly chili sauce (Heinz) doesn't add any heat to it.