Burritos have become one of the nations most favorite cuisines to enjoy. From the iconic breakfast burrito to a traditional beef burrito, we simply cannot get enough.
With burrito bars popping up on every street corner, it is of no surprise that there is now a range of sauces to be enjoyed with your burrito.
Save yourself the cash and make your own delicious burritos at home! We have over 25 flavorful burrito sauces for you to choose, create and enjoy!
From tomato and spicy to creamy and mild, you can really take your burrito to the next level with any one of these burrito sauce recipes.
Check them out below!
1. Marinara Sauce
Starting with something we are all comfortable with, red marinara sauce. Perfect for pastas and now, burritos.
Pour over your chicken, beef, or veggie burrito for a delicious tangy flavor.
2. Vegan Chipotle Mayo Sauce
No longer will you have to wait in line at your local Chipotle. Make your own burritos with a delicious chipotle mayo sauce at home!
What’s better? It’s vegan.
3. Cilantro Pesto
Cilantro has a love it or hate it image. Well, if you love it you are going to die for this Cilantro Pesto.
Perfect on any burrito combination you can come up with. Especially drizzled over some jalapenos for a delicious heat.
4. Mexican Hot Sauce
Do you prefer to have a little spice on your burritos? This Mexican Hot Sauce recipe is sure to make you feel a little warmer as you tuck into your lunch.
Made with fresh red or green jalapeno peppers this sauce is the only sauce you will need for all of your dipping needs.
Chimichurri is a classic Mexican sauce that is served with a range of dishes. From tacos to burgers to salads, it is extremely versatile and full of fragrant flavors.
Make a large batch of this Chimichurri and keep in the fridge for whenever you need something a little extra special.
6. Ranchero Sauce
We all love ranch sauce. Whether on our salads, sandwiches, even on our pizzas. It only makes sense that it would go perfectly on a burrito.
However, this Ranchero sauce recipe takes things up a notch.
7. Smooth Avocado Sauce
This Smooth Avocado Sauce is the perfect way to complete your burrito. It may be mild but it is packed full of flavors and nutrients.
Keep a batch in the refrigerator to go along with your favorite dishes. Especially those breakfast burritos.
8. Homemade Tabasco Sauce
While store bought Tabasco sauce is delicious, this homemade recipe is even better. Using fresh tabasco peppers, you can create fermented and non-fermented versions of this hot sauce.
Slather on your burritos as you wish for a spicy, fresh dish.
9. Salsa Verde
When you enter any burrito restaurant, Salsa Verde is sure to be on the menu. But this recipe takes things to a whole new level.
Add a burst of flavor and a pop of color to your burritos with this Salsa Verde recipe.
10. Mexican Mole Sauce
In less than 20 minutes you can create this magical Mexican Mole Sauce.
This typically difficult sauce has been simplified so that you can make it at home. With all of the flavorings of a restaurant sauce.
11. Tahini Sauce
Due to the fresh, mild flavors of Tahini Sauce, it is perfect for adding to a rather spicy burrito.
This Tahini Sauce is incredible. Using fresh ingredients it is tangy, zesty, and perfect.
12. Easy Lime Crema
Lime Crema is the perfect addition to almost any dish. Rich, creamy, and lively, this Lime Crema recipe is packed full of flavor.
Spoon onto your burrito before wrapping and allow all of the components to blend together.
13. Mojo Sauce
Sweet, fruity, and creamy, Mojo sauce is a must for anyone who enjoys a less spicy and more honey type of sauce.
Featuring orange juice, lime juice, and agave syrup, this sauce is ideal for mellowing out your burrito while adding flavor.
14. Queso Sauce
This Tex-Mex sauce is loved by everyone who loves cheese. So, almost everyone.
Forget the Velveeta! Use a blend of different cheese and spices for a stunning, velvety Queso.
15. Salsa Roja
Salsa Roja is a traditional Mexican red sauce. Often served alongside a range of dishes and Salsa Verde.
It’s all about variety!
This Salsa Roja uses fresh ingredients for a delectable tasting sauce.
16. Adobo Sauce
This earthy, savory, and simple adobo sauce recipe is a mainstay of traditional Mexican cuisine. It is only mildly spicy.
It will give all of your foods a flavorful bite and is made with basic ingredients you can find in your pantry!
17. Salsa Ranchera
Using fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, onion, garlic, cilantro, and a range of seasonings, this Salsa Ranchera is mouthwatering.
Pour over your burrito filling, mix it in, or dip your burrito in with each bite. It is a fabulous sauce.
18. Salsa Borracha
Salsa Borracha is for those who can handle a little more heat on their taste buds.
Using 7 serranos, 5 Arboi Chiles, beer and other ingredients this salsa is unique and spicy!
19. Salsa Macha
This salsa macha recipe is from Mexico and is the ideal condiment. Made with crispy chunks of toasted garlic, peanuts, sesame seeds, and chili peppers.
Spread it over your burrito and even use the oil to cook your filling. It is aromatic, spicy, and delicious.
20. Orange Salsa
Orange Salsa or more traditionally known as Salsa Naranja is a vibrant, smoky salsa. Perfect for spreading over burritos for an added depth.
Using oranges to keep its zesty, fresh flavor, this modern salsa is the perfect addition to any dish.
21. Roasted Tomato Salsa
Generally the base of any salsa is fresh tomatoes. This recipe used roasted tomatoes for a unique flavor.
The art of roasting veggies heightens their flavors, making this Roasted Tomato Salsa extra flavorsome and tasty on your burrito.
22. Green Chile Sauce
You can easily find a green chile sauce at the store. But making it at home gives it even more meaning.
This Green Chile Sauce recipe is tangy, spicy, and fresh. Store in the refrigerator for whenever you need a spicy sauce for your dishes.
23. Yum Yum Sauce
Traditionally a Japanese sauce, this Yum Yum Sauce recipe is simple to make and delicious.
Alter the heat to your liking and enjoy over chicken, pork, beef on a range of dishes. Including burritos.
24. Bang Bang Sauce
Bang Bang Sauce is wonderful with fried chicken. Rich, creamy, with a little bit of heat.
Add some bang to your burrito with this Bang Bang Sauce recipe.
25. Taco Sauce
Knowing what is going into your meals is essential for a healthy lifestyle. Keep your burritos simple with this homemade Taco Sauce recipe.
While named Taco Sauce it is perfect for Nachos, Enchiladas, and of course Burritos.
26. No Cook Creamy Sauce
Keep things quick and simple with this No Cook Creamy Sauce recipe.
Using plain fat free yogurt and fresh ingredients, this healthy creamy sauce is perfect for spooning over your favorite foods.
27. Fresh Tzatziki Sauce
Bring cultures together through this fresh Tzatziki Sauce recipe. The fresh, smoothness of this Fresh Tzatziki Sauce pairs perfectly with the smoky rich flavors of burritos.
Perfect for those who prefer a mild taste over spicy.
28. Grandma Beatty’s Red Sauce
Grandma Betty’s Red Sauce is perfect when smothering a wet burrito under a mountain of melting cheese.
Easily freeze portions of the sauce or make batches of burritos to munch on for lunch and dinner!
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is A Burrito With Sauce On Top Called?
This variant has gained notoriety and is frequently referred to as a “wet burrito” or a “smothered tortilla.” Despite not having the most mouthwatering names, they do clearly indicate this distinction.
How Many Types Of Burritos Are There?
There are 7 types of burritos out there, ranging from the typical Mexican dish of beef, refried beans, and later, rice, to the deep-fried chimichanga with bell pepper and cheese filling. It also provides a wealth of background information on each type.
What Is Burrito Sauce Made Of?
Essentially the base of burrito sauce is made from peppers, lime juice, garlic, seasoning, tomatoes, and onion.
However, there are thousands of varieties of burrito sauces out there. Recipes are passed down through generations with a few tweeks being made over the years.
As burritos continue to be one of the most purchased meals in the country, it is only fair that burrito sauces get some recognition.
From spicy and smoky to smooth and creamy, there is a burrito sauce for every burrito lover.
Why not try making your own burrito sauce with one of the recipes above?
We even bring culture together by branching out of the traditional burrito sauce and opting for something creamier such as a Tzatsiki sauce.
Make your burrito completely unique by making your own burrito sauce. Select on of the recipes above and enjoy adding your own twists and flavors.
Who knows what you can create!
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