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What Is Frisco Sauce?

If you’re stopping by to eat at Steak ‘n Shake, you might have noticed the Frisco sauce on the menu. But what is it exactly and what can you expect should you proceed to order it? Besides, it comes included in their popular Frisco melt sandwich so you are going to need to know.

So, what is Frisco sauce? Frisco sauce is a mayonnaise-based sauce with a range of spices and flavorings. It is very much like Thousand Island Dressing. It comes included in the popular Frisco melt sandwich menu item, as standard unless you ask for otherwise.

Sounds tasty right; it’s no surprise that the Frisco melt is such a popular menu item.

A double patty burger wedged in between delicious sourdough bread, two different kinds of cheese, and this addictive sauce.

But what is it made of exactly and what can you expect it to taste like?

Let’s find out!

What Is Frisco Sauce Made Of?

Frisco sauce is made from a mayonnaise base along with vinegar, tomato paste, relish, and seasonings.

Here is the full ingredient list of Frisco sauce, that you get in restaurant, for reference:

Soybean Oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Tomato Paste, Relish (Cucumbers, Water, Corn Syrup, Vinegar, Salt, Artificial Flavor, Spices, Turmeric, Calcium Chloride, Alum, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Polysorbate 80), Sugar, Salt, Egg Yolks, Honey, Tomato, Onion, Concentrated Lemon Juice, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate (preservatives), Xanthan Gum, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Natural Flavor, Paprika, Spice, Calcium Disodium EDTA (to protect flavor), Yellow 6, and Red 40. *Dehydrated.

What Does Frisco Sauce Taste Like?

Frisco sauce is sweet, salty, creamy and tangy in flavor, with a mild heat and sense of depth. It tastes similar to thousand island dressing combined with French dressing.

How To Make Your Own Frisco Sauce

Making your own Frisco sauce is easy and tastes very similar to the authentic Stak ‘n Shake original.

While this is great to add to any burger, it’s a versatile sauce that you can spread on sandwiches or use as a dipping sauce for french fries or onion rings.

Better yet, this spreadable condiment can be added to a sealed container, placed in the fridge, and used as and when you want a sweet creamy sauce with a kick!


  • 1 Tablespoon of Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon of French Dressing
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Sweet Relish
  • Optional: 1/8 Teaspoon of Sriracha


Step One: Purchase, or gather all of the ingredients.

Step Two: Add all of them to a bowl and combine thoroughly. Ensure all ingredients are mixed properly together.

Step Three: Cover your bowl and place it in the fridge, 1-2 hours proper to serving. This will give the flavors a chance to infuse. Serve and enjoy!

Step Four: Transfer the remaining amount (so long as it has not been contaminated with bread or other foods) to an airtight container. Store in the frdige and use for up to a week. Re-make as needed or when the sauce loses its peak quality.


Frisco sauce; it’s simply a winner.

Steak ‘n Shake just knew what they were doing when they crafted this special sauce.

And while it is not publically available for purchase, you can make your own from home relatively easily and with ingredients you likely have already, or at the very least, can obtain easily.

But if you are in a restaurant and are considering it; I say go ahead.

If you like sweet and creamy condiments; then chances are you’re going to love it!