Arby's Sauce (Copycat Recipe)

A copycat recipe of the famous Arby's Sauce that makes sandwiches sing! This zingy flavorful BBQ style sauce is so delicious and you don’t have wait for a fast food run to enjoy it. Throw it on a pile of roast beef or a sandwich of any kind!


I've lost a taste for fast food in the past decade or so, but prior to that I had a few indulgences. One of them was an Arby's Roast Beef Sandwich TOTALLY SLATHERED in Arby's Sauce. I would open like three packets and just douse that succulent meat until it could no longer breathe. And then I'd dip each bite into a pool of sauce. YUM. So imagine my delight upon realizing that I could make the sauce myself. In a huge batch. With only a few ingredients. Heaven!


This tastes just like the real deal. It is sooo good atop a heaping pile of roast beef. I have a bit left in the fridge and plan to try it on burgers later in the week.

What kind of sauce is this?

Arby’s sauce is unique and isn’t quite like any other barbecue sauce. It’s not a thick sauce but so full of flavor that once you’ve had it, you acquire a taste for it. This sauce is unique to the fast food restaurant but we have a great blend of ingredients that comes very close to this favorite sandwich condiment.

What foods can I enjoy this sauce on?

You will love it on a meat sandwich or dunking a piece of grilled meat into it. I think it’s delicious dunking fries or onion rings into it as well. Feel free to take grilled cheese or a quesadilla up a notch with this copycat of Arby’s sauce too.

How long will the sauce last?

Feel free to enjoy this dip on so many foods and you might not need to worry about its shelf life. But if you make enough and have some leftover, place it in a airsafe container and enjoy it from 1-2 weeks.


Do you love Arby's sauce as much as I do? What are you fast food indulgences?

If you don't have roast beef on hand, try adding this delicious sauce to these recipes: Philly Cheesesteak Grilled Cheese, Leftover Lunch Meat Grilled Cheese and Sloppy Joes!


Enjoy! Have a great rest of your week!


Copycat Arby's Sauce

This is an exact replica of Arby's famous sauce. And SO easy to make!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Mar 10, 2016

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Serves: 6

Total time: 10 min



  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Place over Medium heat until boiling. Reduce to Low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Serve as a dipping sauce with roast beef sandwiches or burgers.