a small jar of spicy ketchup with tomatoes, garlic, and chili slices around

The easiest spicy ketchup recipe (only 2 ingredients)

a small jar of spicy ketchup with tomatoes, garlic, and chili slices around

If you’re looking for a spicy ketchup recipe, you’ve come to the right place. This spicy ketchup recipe is simple and easy to make, and it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or easy lunch.

Everyone has their own favorite condiments, and ketchup is one of the most popular sauces in America. Everyone has their own ingredient preferences, too, so you may decide to modify this recipe to make it perfect for you — and that’s okay!

This sauce is sweeter and tangier than mayo, but spicier than regular ketchup. Use it as a base, or tweak it to your liking!

What is spicy ketchup?

Spicy ketchup is an irresistible, tangy sauce commonly used as a burger spread or dipping sauce. It combines hot sauce (usually Sriracha or common generic alternatives) with your favorite ketchup for a delightful acidic, spicy sauce.

What’s in spicy ketchup?

Spicy ketchup is most commonly made from hot sauce and ketchup. Some recipes call for you to make the ketchup yourself, but for the sake of simplicity, we will use whatever kind of ketchup you already have in your cabinet!

To make your spicy ketchup even more interesting, you can add seasonings like chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder to your own preference. 

Can you buy spicy ketchup?

There are a few different types of spicy ketchup on the market — like Heinz Hot & Spicy and Whataburger-brand spicy ketchup. The Heinz variety uses tabasco as the spicy element, which is not my preference (I hate tabasco sauce!).

Whataburger spicy ketchup

If you’re looking for spicy ketchup, it might be because you are familiar with Whataburger spicy ketchup. Did you know that you can buy the exact spicy ketchup that Whataburger uses? Unfortunately, it is extremely expensive, ranging from $7-$13 for a single bottle on Amazon.

Luckily it’s incredibly easy to make at home!

What to put spicy ketchup on

Swap out regular for ketchup with any of your favorite foods:

  • French fries
  • As a burger spread
  • Dipping sauce for chicken nuggets
  • On a hot dog
a small jar of spicy ketchup with tomatoes, garlic, and chili slices around

Easy spicy ketchup

This easy spicy ketchup is perfect to use on your burger or as a dipping sauce for fries.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 40 kcal


  • 4 tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce


  • Mix ketchup and sriracha
  • Enjoy!


Swap out Sriracha for any of your favorite types of hot sauce. You can also add in garlic powder and other seasonings!

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