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Elevate Your Breakfast Game with This Addictive Breakfast Sauce

Picture this: it's Saturday morning, and the weekend vibe is in full swing. Gone are the rushed breakfast bars and hastily grabbed pastries of the workweek. Instead, it's time to savor every moment of breakfast bliss. For me, that means indulging in the timeless trio of bacon, eggs, and cheese, served up in various delightful forms, from breakfast tacos to towering sandwiches. But what truly elevates these morning classics to new heights is a humble yet utterly transformative addition: breakfast sauce!

Crafted from just a trio of pantry staples – a dollop of ketchup for tang, a swirl of maple syrup for sweetness, and a dash of hot sauce for a fiery kick – this concoction from The Kitchn's blog is nothing short of culinary alchemy. Think of it as barbecue sauce's sophisticated cousin, boasting all the familiar flavors but with a breakfast twist. It's the kind of sauce that defies expectation, turning the mundane into the extraordinary with each delectable dollop. So simple, yet so sublime, it's quickly become the reigning champion of my morning meals, effortlessly elevating everything it touches. From crispy hash browns to delicious bagel sandwiches, its versatility knows no bounds, proving that sometimes, the simplest recipes are the most sensational.

Recipe from The Kitchn

PREP TIME 5 minutes

MAKES 3/4 cup


  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, plus more as needed

  • 1 to 3 teaspoons hot sauce, plus more as needed


  1. Place 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1 to 3 teaspoons hot sauce in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Taste and adjust with more maple syrup and/or hot sauce to taste. Serve at room temperature, or cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to serve chilled.


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