Zaxby's Tongue Torch Sauce

Zaxby’s Tongue Torch Sauce Copycat Recipe

I absolutely love Zaxby’s Tongue Torch sauce! As the name implies, it really lights your tastebuds on fire. The bright red sauce features a combo of spicy chiles and tangy flavors that make it highly addictive. I’ve tried copying the restaurant’s recipe so I can enjoy this mouth-watering concoction anytime.

Why I Love Tongue Torch Sauce

What first drew me to Zaxby’s Tongue Torch sauce is the vibrant color. One look at that fiery red sauce beckoned me to give it a try. The very first taste instantly hooked me. It starts with an initial sweetness, followed by a slow build up of heat from the blended chiles. The lingering spiciness keeps you going back for more. I also love how it complements Zaxby’s crispy chicken tenders and fried onion strings so well. This sauce definitely adds an extra dimension of flavor.

How to Make Tongue Torch Sauce

Recreating the Tongue Torch sauce at home is simple with just a few ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Grab a bowl big enough for your sauce adventure.
  2. Into the bowl, toss in 3/4 cup of mayo.
  3. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and sprinkle in that garlic powder.
  4. Give it a good mix until everything’s mingling nicely.
  5. Now, here’s where the magic happens—add pepper to taste. Don’t be shy; let your taste buds guide you.
  6. Mix again until it’s a symphony of flavors.
  7. Congrats, you’ve just made Zaxby’s sauce!

Ideal Pairings

This sauce jazzes up so many foods. It’s excellent with:

  • Fried chicken and nuggets
  • Grilled chicken sandwiches
  • Fish, shrimp, or chicken tacos
  • Totchos, fries, tater tots
  • Burritos and enchiladas

I alsolove to drizzle it over omelets, roasted veggies, chili, ramen noodles, and more. Get creative and spice things up!

Storing and Reheating

You can make this sauce up to 2 weeks ahead. Store tightly covered in the fridge. To reheat, gently warm in a saucepan over low heat until heated through. Or microwave in 15 second bursts, stirring between.

FAQs

What’s the heat level like?

It’s moderately spicy. The black pepper adds a punch of heat. Add more or less to suit your preferences.

Can I prepare the sauce in advance?

You sure can! It will keep refrigerated for 14 days. Reheat gently before serving.

What are easy ways to adjust the heat?

If it’s too spicy, stir in a little honey or extra mayo to mellow it out some.

Can I substitute the peppers?

For best flavor, I suggest sticking with the black pepper. It recreates that signature Tongue Torch taste.

Zaxby's Tongue Torch Sauce

Zaxby's Tongue Torch Sauce Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Zaxby's fiery Tongue Torch sauce made at home! Get my easy recipe to recreate their signature sweet and spicy flavor. Make a batch now!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Pepper (to taste

Instructions

  1. Grab a bowl big enough for your sauce adventure.
  2. Into the bowl, toss in 3/4 cup of mayo.
  3. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and sprinkle in that garlic powder.
  4. Give it a good mix until everything's mingling nicely.
  5. Now, here's where the magic happens—add pepper to taste. Don't be shy; let your taste buds guide you.
  6. Mix again until it's a symphony of flavors.
  7. Congrats, you've just made Zaxby's sauce!

Final Words

Zaxby’s Tongue Torch sauce has reached cult status for good reason – it’s downright addictive! My copycat version captures that crave-worthy flavor in easy homemade form. Keep a batch of this fiery Tongue Torch sauce at the ready to ignite dishes anytime with its signature sweet heat. I can’t get enough of this condiment that makes cooking much more fun. Now go set your tastebuds ablaze with some homemade Tongue Torch magic!

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