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What Is Horsey Sauce?

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Are you ordering at Arbys and noticed the Horsey Sauce on the menu? Wondering what it is before you order it with your sandwich? I don’t blame you. Here is what you need to know.

So, what is Horsey sauce? Horsey sauce is a mayonnaise-based condiment that is based on horseradish. It is creamy in flavor with a subtle kick of heat. It is most commonly paired and recommended for the roast beef sandwiches menu options, although also works well with burgers and as a dipping sauce for fries.

Arby’s is known for its beef sandwiches.

And beef goes particularly well with horseradish.

It’s a popular combination.

Enter Horsey sauce.

This is the restaurant’s chain unique twist, and the clue is in the title really.

Horsey is literally in reference to the root vegetable, horseradish.

But there are more ingredients in this particular sauce as we shall now take a look at below.

What Is Arby’s Horsey Sauce Made Of?

Arby’s Horsey sauce combines mayonnaise, horseradish, distilled vinegar, and a number of ingredients.

Here is the complete ingredient list, for reference:

Soybean Oil, Water, High Fructose Corn, Syrup, Distilled Vinegar, Corn Syrup, Modified Corn Starch, Egg Yolks, Salt, Mustard Flour, Horseradish Powder, Artificial, Flavor, Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Calcium Disodium.

It is the corn starch and egg yolks that give it a somewhat thick consistency.

What Does Horsey Sauce Taste Like?

Horsey sauce is sweet and creamy with a subtle kick of heat from the horseradish. It’s moderately spicy.

Many people often relate horsey sauce to Wasabi, but if you have ever eaten horseradish (or Wasabi) you should have a general idea of what to expect.

Does Arbys Sell Their Horsey Sauce?

It is not possible to buy Arby’s Horsey; either in their restaurants or online. They did briefly sell the sauce in larger bottles in 2013. However, this was only for a limited time and the company decided to discontinue production.

For this reason, the only way to get your hands on it is to get several with your order (individual packets) or make your own.

Let’s now look at how to do the latter, below.

How To Make Your Own Horsey Sauce

You can make your own Horsey sauce with only four ingredients and a whisk!

That’s right its incredibly easy to make, even if it will not be the real, authentic thing.

Here’s how to do so:


  • 1/2 Cup of Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tablespoon of Freshly Grated Horseradish,
  • 1/4 Tablespoon of White Sugar/or Honey
  • Salt, to taste.


Step One: In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients and ensure they are thoroughly combined.

Step Two: Cover the bowl with wrap, or transfer to an airtight container. Place in the fridge for 1-2 hours prior to serving. This will allow the flavors to infuse.

You should be able to keep/use this sauce for up to 5-7 days at peak freshness, although you will need to assess and make a judgment call based on smell and how it looks.

What To Eat Homemade Horsey Sauce With

The best thing about Horsey sauce is that it is incredibly versatile; while it is commonly eaten with Roast Beef, you can use it with numerous other foods too.

Sandwiches are a given, but you can also use this as a dipping sauce too.

Whether that be for fries or onion rings.

You can even look to drizzle this sauce over vegetables, or even your scrambled egg!

And it does not just have to stop at roast beef, red meat in general works particularly well.

So, do try it with your steak too!

Generally, the more inventive you are with this sauce the better.

Just remember it’s creamy and has a slight kick; you may or may not want to add these flavors depending on the dish and your preferences!


Horsey sauce is a signature sauce over at Arby’s and it’s easy to see why.

This interesting twist on classic horseradish is a real winner; it just pairs so well with roast beef and other sandwiches for that matter.

So do order some; whether that be now or the next time you visit Arby’s.

Or failing that, make some at home yourself.

As you can see, the recipe is effortless, minimal ingredients are required, and it goes with so many different potential foods/dishes you’ll be sure to use it all up!

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