Burritos are the king of Mexican food, they’re so versatile and can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
They’re easy to make and great for taking on the go, with the wrapping of the tortilla making it a fuss-free lunchbox option that you can eat with your hands.
However, when you’re loco about burritos like I am, you do begin to run out of things to put in there to change it up.
That’s why changing up the burrito sauce inside your tortilla is the way forward for keeping things interesting and so you never get bored of eating them.
Whether you’re looking to coat your filling completely in the sauce or to drizzle on before wrapping up, this list of the most amazing burrito sauces will sure spark a fire in your heart.
1. Chipotle Burrito Sauce by All That’s Jas
Chipotle sauce is classic in burritos as it’s the perfect blend of both creamy and spicy. Once you’ve tried this recipe you’ll think twice about buying it from the store or even paying the price for it at a restaurant, it’s so easy to make!
All you need is some sour cream, lime, chipotles in adobo, garlic, and salt and pepper to season. If you love spice, then you can always add more chipotle peppers into your desired heat.
It’ll last for up to a week in the refrigerator so you can drizzle it on anything you like.
If you happen to be vegan and you’re struggling to find sauces to eat your burritos with then this Feasting At Home recipe for Vegan Chipotle Mayo will do you the trick.
They use vegan mayo along with chipotle powder, chili powder, and paprika to give the cool mayo a kick.
You’ll add in some lime as well as water to give the chipotle sauce a silky consistency so you can easily drizzle it across your tortilla.
3. Cilantro Pesto by Isabel Eats
If you’re someone who always seems to have tons of cilantro leftover from recipes, then one of the best things to do with them is to turn them into a super zesty pesto to put on your burrito.
This cilantro pesto sauce is so versatile, not only does it go perfectly with Mexican food, but it can also be used as the main sauce in your pasta dishes.
If you don’t like some of the ingredients in this recipe then Isabel offers lots of substitution options for you.
You’ll need cilantro (duh), olive oil, sliced almonds, cotija cheese, chopped red onion, lime juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to season.
4. Mexican Orange Sauce by Yummly
This is the kind of sauce that you’ll find in a traditional Mexican restaurant that has no label on so you can’t read the ingredients to recreate it yourself.
Luckily for you, this recipe is a copycat version of this popular sauce and it’ll only take 20 minutes to make and it’ll make you a huge batch so you can even freeze it to use in the future.
It has a vibrant color that looks amazing mixed in with guac and your other fillings in your burrito, it’s such a shame that it gets all wrapped up in the tortilla.
The ingredients include Roma tomatoes, yellow onion, avocado oil, garlic, dried chilis de Arbol, guajillo chile pod, apple cider vinegar, water, and fine sea salt.
The process is a little bit more extensive than my other recommendations but I promise you it’s worth it for the taste.
5. Taco Sauce by RecipeTin Eats
This recipe may be labeled as a taco sauce, but it certainly works just as well paired with burritos.
The main base of the sauce is tomato passata and then it’s combined with a handful of spices including paprika and cayenne pepper as well as some herbs like oregano.
6. Salsa Roja by Chili Pepper Madness
This Salsa Roja recipe is the ultimate companion for any beast of a burrito. It’s packed with flavor and will suit as a topping sauce or a cooking sauce – it even works perfectly for dipping your tortilla chips in.
You’ll need some chopped tomatoes, white onion, jalapeño peppers, garlic, cilantro, lime, and olive oil.
If you’re a fan of Tex-Mex, then they also recommend adding some cumin to the recipe which brings out the savory flavor of any meat in your burrito.
7. Mexican Hot Sauce by The Spruce Eats
If you love Mexican food, then you’ve probably dabbled a few times in the hot sauce section at the grocery store and albeit, they have some good ones available, they’re not quite what you can make at home.
If you put a bottle of this homemade Mexican hot sauce on the table for your family, you’ll have eyes turn to you in disbelief due to the color (it’s not what you expect).
When you’re making this sauce, you’ll need to wear some gloves or at least try to avoid touching your eyes when working with the hot peppers.
8. Chimichurri by Isabel Eats
Despite being hugely popular in Mexican cuisine, chimichurri originates from Argentina and is commonly used on steaks.
However, this amazing sauce also works well topped on burritos so I wanted to share one of my favorite recipes with you.
It contains popular ingredients that are frequently used throughout Mexican cooking so nothing should be new to you here.
You’ll need cilantro, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, red onion, garlic, red wine vinegar, oregano, red pepper flakes, and of course, sea salt and pepper to taste.
9. Creamy Mexican Sauce by Weight Watchers
If rich tomato-based Mexican sauces aren’t your thing, then maybe you’d prefer this smooth creamy Mexican sauce that I love to dollop onto burritos.
This recipe can be made up within only 8 minutes, so if you’ve got to plan a last-minute dinner then this would be a great sauce to make for a dip or to put on your burritos.
You’ll need plain fat-free yogurt, honey, kosher salt, cilantro, scallions, lime juice, and paprika. It’s still got a kick but the yogurt keeps it nice and cool still.
10. Cilantro Sauce by Umami Girl
This cilantro sauce recipe by Umami Girl is another great last-minute recipe you can whip up if you’re in a rush.
There are only 5 ingredients but the taste is just incredible and you’ll be dying to make it again once you’ve finished the bowl.
You’ll need 1 large bunch of cilantro, garlic, a juice of one lime, extra-virgin olive oil, and fine sea salt.
11. Mexican Mole Sauce by Gimme Some Oven
Mole is a traditional sauce and marinade used in Mexican cuisine.
Many people will use this mole sauce to cook meat to make it into a stew to serve with rice, but you can also use it to make your burrito as it’s super tasty and will work with all the other flavors of your fillings.
We recommend making a big batch so then you can use this sauce to go with all the other Mexican dishes that you make.
Some of the key ingredients are almond butter, cinnamon, cumin, cacao powder, and tomato paste – they sound bizarre, but it tastes so good so that’s all that matters.
12. Ranchero Sauce by Chili Pepper Madness
This ranchero homemade sauce recipe is one of the best ones I’ve come across yet and goes well with any Mexican or Tex-Mex dish you may be cooking.
The recipe is pretty spicy, so if you’re sensitive to heat, you may want to half the measurements of some of the spices used otherwise you’ll be overwhelmed.
13. Avocado and Green Tomato Sauce by Yummly
If you’re reluctant to use guac in your burrito, then why not try this tasty avo and green tomato sauce recipe instead. You’ll need to make sure you’ve got a ripe avocado otherwise it just won’t blend properly.
The main ingredients are green tomatoes, serrano chili pepper, avocado, garlic, cilantro, salt, lime, and water. We’d recommend doubling the recipe measurements if you’ve got extra people dining with you.
14. Homemade Tabasco Sauce by Chili Pepper Madness
There is no need anymore to buy hot sauces when you can make ones that are just as good and even better at home.
This copycat recipe of tabasco sauce is perfect for putting in a bottle so you can drizzle over your packed burrito whenever you want.
You’ll need to get some tabasco peppers, unchlorinated water, white wine vinegar, and sea salt to recreate the recipe yourself.
15. Salsa Verde by Isabel Eats
Our last recommendation for the most amazing burrito sauce is this green salsa by Isabel Eats. The flavor is tangy yet addictive and you’ll be finding excuses to get snacks or make food to eat it with.
For the recipe, you’ll need to get tomatillos, jalapeño peppers, white onion, cilantro, garlic, lime, and sea salt. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks so don’t worry about trying to eat it all at once.