Tiger Sauce Recipe


Tiger Sauce is a brand of spicy, sweet, and sour sauce that has been around since the 1980s. First created by chef Steven “Oscar” O’Flynn in Knoxville, Tennessee, today, Tiger Sauce is on grocery store shelves.

This spicy sauce is so addicting that many people have tried to recreate the exotic flavor. This tiger bite sauce recipe is the closest recipe I have found to the original, and tiger seasoning is best when put on meats and seafood.

What does tiger sauce taste like? Tiger sauce is a spicy, sweet, and sour sauce with a unique flavor. This recipe shows you how to make tiger sauce so you can enjoy it at home, even if it is unavailable on your grocery store shelves!

What Is Tiger Sauce?

tiger sauce recipe

What’s the sauce? Tiger sauce is a pepper sauce made from a mixture of peppers like cayenne peppers, crushed red peppers, and chili peppers. A blend of spices, including oregano, cumin, and garlic, gives tiger sauce an exotic flavor.

Some people think tiger sauce has tiger pepper, but that is not true. Tiger sauce got its name from its exotic flavor, just like tigers are exotic. It is a sweet, spicy sauce best enjoyed on meat, poultry, seafood, and anything else that can use a spicy kick!

With this recipe, you can enjoy tiger sauce without it being near you! I have tried to find tiger sauce near me using this link, but I like this homemade version just as much! I searched “tiger sauce Baltimore” and found some stores that carry tiger sauce in case I cannot make it!

This tiger sauce recipe is for Baltimore tiger sauce. There are different versions of tiger sauce, but this tiger sauce gives the perfect zing to any dish! With these simple ingredients, you can make it for any meal.

Making tiger sauce is simple. Grab these ingredients out of your pantry or fridge or pick them up from the grocery store. Keep reading to learn how to make the sauce!

tiger sauce recipe

Tiger Sauce Recipe

Tiger sauce is a pepper sauce made from a mixture of peppers like cayenne peppers, crushed red peppers, and chili peppers. This tiger sauce recipe is for Baltimore tiger sauce. There are different versions of tiger sauce, but this tiger sauce gives the perfect zing to any dish!
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings
Calories 197 kcal


  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cups Horseradish
  • ¼ Tbsp Minced garlic
  • ½ Lemon (squeeze and take the juice)
  • Sea salt
  • Cracked black pepper


  • First, measure out one cup of mayonnaise.
    I like to use real mayonnaise, like Hellman’s brand. This thick, creamy mayonnaise is perfect for tiger sauce. If you are not a fan of real mayonnaise, Miracle Whip also works!
  • Add your cup of mayonnaise to a medium size bowl.
  • Next, measure out ½ cup of horseradish. I grow horseradish in my garden, so I used fresh ground horseradish.
  • I like a little extra kick to my tiger sauce, so I add ¾ cup of horseradish.
  • Add the desired amount of horseradish to your mayonnaise.
  • Add ¼ tablespoon of garlic. You can do freshly minced garlic or canned garlic. Just like with horseradish, you can add more garlic for an extra kick.
  • Squeeze the juice of ½ lemon into your bowl.
  • Sprinkle sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste. Mix all of your ingredients until well combined.
  • Enjoy homemade tiger sauce on your favorite meat, poultry, and seafood! This tiger sauce will keep for 4-7 days in the refrigerator. A variation to this sauce you can make is tiger dill sauce. Add dill to the mix for this tasty treat!
Keyword Baltimore tiger sauce, tiger sauce

Tips & Tricks for Tiger Sauce Recipe

It is hard to mess up a simple recipe like this, especially when most ingredients add taste and flavor. However you make your homemade tiger sauce will be delicious, but there are some tips and tricks to make your homemade tiger sauce the best homemade tiger sauce out there! 

tiger sauce recipe

The best thing to do when making a sauce is to use fresh, high-quality ingredients. Using quality ingredients like Hellman’s mayonnaise, fresh horseradish, fresh garlic, and fresh lemon juice. The fresh ingredients give the right bite to every dish.

The last tip when making a sauce is to taste as you go. Tasting your sauce as you make it makes sure you get the right amount of spices and flavors to the sauce. This is a tip I need to remind myself of because I often cook without tasting my food!

Nutrition Information of Tiger Sauce Recipe

This is not a sauce that is low in calories. The mayonnaise carrier adds healthy fats to your diet. Horseradish and garlic are good ingredients to clear out your sinuses. Fresh lemon juice provides vitamin C to your diet.

Check out the list of nutritional information for one serving of homemade tiger sauce below!

  • Calories: 197
  • Total Fat: 15.9 g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 12 mg
  • Sodium: 643 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 14.3 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.9 g
  • Total sugars: 5 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

Homemade tiger sauce also provides the following vitamins and minerals.

  • Calcium: 22 mg
  • Potassium: 73 mg

Tiger sauce is a great addition to any meal to add some healthy fats to your meal.


Next time you cook dinner for your family, spice things up with a side of tiger sauce! This exotic sauce will bring any meal to the next level. Enjoy homemade tiger sauce on red meat, poultry, or seafood. The sweet spice will add just the right kick to your meal.

I love serving tiger sauce with my meals because of the simple ingredients that I always have on hand. I can grill some chicken breast, have a side salad, and add tiger sauce for a fun and flavorful meal.

If you have something you cannot get your kids to eat, try throwing some tiger sauce on it! Kids cannot resist the flavor-packed sauce and will enjoy even the most stubborn meals. I like to try it on vegetables like steamed broccoli and sweet potatoes! Tiger sauce is the best addition to any meal.

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  1. Oh, this was good….really, really good!

  2. It’s a good recipe, but it’s so hot! I love hot food

  3. cheftigue says:

    Outstanding. Cooked it as written.

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