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Made with horseradish and mayonnaise, Arby’s Horsey Sauce is spicy and creamy, perfect for sandwiches and burgers, or as a dip for fries. It’s so easy to recreate the immensely popular sauce at home with this simple copycat recipe, and it’s much better than the store-bought packets.
Though Arby’s has expanded its menu over the years, our favorites are still its classic roast beef sandwich served with spicy and delicious horsey sauce.
What is Arby’s Horsey Sauce?
As the name suggests, this sauce’s main ingredient is horseradish. This root vegetable is similar in taste to wasabi. Horsey sauce blends horseradish and mayonnaise into a creamy, zesty concoction that adds a spicy kick to sandwiches and burgers. Most popularly, Horsey Sauce is paired with roast beef sandwiches for an out-of-this-world flavor combo.
Arby’s Horsey Sauce Ingredients
- Mayonnaise: Use your favorite mayonnaise for this recipe. Vegan (egg-free) mayonnaise may be used if you prefer. You may also use sour cream for a healthier option.
- Horseradish: It’s a root vegetable similar in appearance to ginger. If using fresh horseradish, you will need to grate the horseradish. Alternatively, you may purchase bottled horseradish paste or cream.
- Sugar: White sugar is recommended for this recipe since it will not alter the color of the sauce. If that is not a concern, go ahead and use any sugar you have.
- Salt: for seasoning.
How to Make Copycat Arby’s Horsey Sauce
1. Add mayonnaise, horseradish, sugar, and salt into a medium mixing bowl.
2. Mix well. Taste and add more salt if desired.
3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for 1 hour to let the flavor develop.
What Does Arby’s Horsey Sauce Taste Like?
If you’ve ever tasted horseradish, you’ll know how distinctive its flavor is. Horsey sauce is a creamy sauce with a sharp horseradish taste. The sauce is hot, spicy, and zesty with a slightly sweet aftertaste. If you’ve ever had wasabi (the spicy green paste often served with sushi), you should have a good idea of what Horsey Sauce tastes like.
Ways to Use Arby’s Horsey Sauce
This versatile condiment can be used in a variety of ways. Fans of the zesty sauce are known to use it in sandwiches, as a dip for fries and vegetables, or as a filling for deviled eggs. The most popular use of horsey sauce is with roast beef, prime rib, or steak sandwiches. The spicy sauce is an excellent pairing for red meat. You can be as creative as you wish with this yummy sauce. Some even use it as a substitute for spicy mayo on sushi platters, given its similarity to wasabi. Go ahead and add some Horsey Sauce whenever you need a spicy kick to your meal.
Can you buy Arby’s Horsey Sauce in a Bottle?
Given the popularity of this sauce, it’s no surprise that Arby’s started selling it in larger servings. The famous condiment was made available in 11.5oz squeeze bottles in limited quantities in 2013. It seems they are no longer in production and there is no word on whether Arby’s will do this again.
How Long Does Homemade Arby’s Horsey Sauce Last?
This homemade sauce may be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days. Be sure to store it in an airtight container to help in maintaining freshness.
Are Arby’s Horsey Sauce and Horseradish Sauce the Same Thing?
Horsey Sauce is a kind of horseradish sauce that has been trademarked by Arby’s. Most horseradish sauces will taste similar, if not identical to Arby’s Horsey Sauce. Sometimes, horseradish sauces may contain additional ingredients like green onions, apple cider vinegar, or Dijon mustard. They are essentially the same thing.
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Easy Arby’s Horsey Sauce Recipe
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon fresh horseradish You can also sub 2 tablespoons creamed horseradish
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- salt to taste
- In a medium bowl whisk together mayonnaise, horseradish, sugar, and salt.
- Taste and add more salt if desired.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 1 hour to let the flavor develop. (For the best result, allow it to rest overnight.)
- Make sure the sugar is completely dissolved before using the sauce.
- Store the sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will last for 2-3 days.