Thursday, February 18, 2010

Red Robin's Campfire Sauce

I'll be the first to admit that I'm absolutely ADDICTED to Red Robin's fries. I no lie will eat the whole basket of fries and order a second before I even touch my burger. Not only is their seasoning for the top of them delicious but the campfire sauce is EXTRODINARY to dip them in. So last night at Red Robin I decided to quench my thirst for knowledge and end the great debate. I asked our waitress if it was mayo or ranch that the BBQ sauce was mixed with to make this spectacular sauce. And go's ranch. Well since I had some fries left over from my meal last night I set out to tackle the sauce and replicate it to the best of my ability. So here's the ratios I used.

1 part BBQ sauce to 2 parts Ranch. I used peppercorn ranch for that extra spiciness and kick and I also added about a 1/4 tsp of Texas Pete to really give it that spicyness that Red Robin's has. Be sure to use Hickory BBQ sauce as you want that smokey flavor from the Hickory. You can eat it right away no problem but I suggest letting it sit in the fridge and mellow for about an hour to allow the flavors to blend!


  1. Thanks for posting this up! How close does this taste to the real deal? I was there earlier today and annihilated that sauce. It's just addicting, but the recipe is hard to come by. Lot's of people think it's Mayo and BBQ sauce, I've heard from employees they make it with ranch mixed daily from a dry mix. I will be trying your recipe today, thanks again!

  2. I work at RR it's actually mayo and BBQ, the mayo is what gives it the thickness.

  3. Well you are both right. They use ranch dry mix with mayo bbq sauce and spices.