This big mac sauce recipe will take your burgers to the next level. Get your fast food fix at home with this stunning replica of the Big Mac sauce.
Try this Homemade Reuben Sandwich, which was made with the same sauce as well.
This post has been updated from the original Decmber 2017 . Last updated January 2019.
Big Mac Sauce
This sandwich has changed my kiddos’ mind about homemade burgers. Was made as close as possible to the McDonals’s one and got an ‘A’ from two kids and an ‘A+’ from another. This got everything you need in a double decker sandwich even the sauce. This big mac sauce recipe will give any homemade burger a facelift.
My kids only get excited about eating out when we are going to either McDonald’s or Chili’s!. I try to limit eating out as much as possible for both health and financial reasons, so I was so happy that I got their approval for this one.
I was surprised to know that MacDonalds actually made the sauce available for the public to purchase for a limited time, but the bottles were only sold in Australia. They were gone in 15 minutes!! and they showed up, guess where? Yes, on auction sites like eBay and with prices going up to $100/bottle!! Wow, I am not a person who will spend that kind of money on a condiment bottle of whatever… this is not within my budget.
Big Mac Sauce FAQs:
Is Big Mac Sauce Thousand Island?
You’d probably think why would I do this while I can just get myself a bottle of the thousand island dressing, right? Pretty much close. So what’s the difference? this sauce has more sweet pickle relish than a typical thousand island.
Some people debate that it is not an exact clone of the big mac secret sauce others say it is very close, I say this sauce goes well on any of your home burger creations, whether they’re Big Mac clones or not.
What Is In Big Mac Sauce?
If you look up Big mac sauce nutrition on google you’ll end up with a list like this:
Soybean Oil, Sweet Relish , Distilled Vinegar, Egg Yolks, Onion Powder, Spices, Water, Salt, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Alginate (thickener), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Sugar, Garlic Powder, Caramel Color, Hydrolyzed (Corn, Soy and Wheat) Protein, Extractives of Paprika(color), Turmeric (Color) and Calcium Disodium EDTA (Preservative). source
No, do not worry, I am not going to ask you to get all these weird ingredients to make the sauce. This big mac sauce recipe is much simpler and easier.
How to make Big mac sauce? step by step.
So where do I even begin! this is so easy all you need to do is go gather the ingredients and the sauce will be ready in 5 minutes.
- Gather your ingredients, Mayonnaise, French dressing, sweet relish, pickle relish, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, and diced onion. I tried it without sugar but it did not taste good enough. Also tested it without Frech dressing but felt it was way better with it. So test for yourself if you wish to and compare.
- Combine all the ingredients well in a bowl. Let the sauce chill in the fridge for 24 hours.
- When you are ready grill your burgers, homemade or store bought. I’ve included a recipe for my homemade burgers if you wish to.
- Now make your burger exactly like a big mac (American cheese slices, lettuce, minced onion, dill pickle slices) and you’ll hardly notice the difference.
We’ve consumed this sauce right after it was done and on another happy occasion after it was refrigerated for almost 24 hours. The difference is biiiig. So I highly recommend making it the day before you fire up your grill, you’ll be amazed.This happens to be a very nice sauce that was a game changer for my homemade burgers.
If you would are following a low carb diet, try this big mac salad from Maya.
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Big mac sauce recipe:
This Big Mac Sauce copycat recipe is so close to the McDonald’s sauce, it is guaranteed to take your homemade burgers to the next level.
This Big Mac Sauce copycat recipe is so close to the McDonald’s sauce
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise.
- 2 heaping Tablespoons French dressing.
- 1/2 Tablespoon sweet relish.
- 2 teaspoon dill pickle relish.
- 1 teaspoon sugar.
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar.
- 1 teaspoon ketchup.
- 1 teaspoon onion minced.
- A pinch of salt.
- 1 1/2 hamburger buns.
- 2 hamburger patties.
- 1-2 slices of yellow American cheese.*
- Shredded lettuce.
- Minced onion.
- Dill pickle slices.
- Secret sauce.
Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl, cover and refrigerate for 24 hours or at least 2 hours.
Fire the grill and make your burgers or cook them in a skillet on stovetop.
Lightly toast the bottom buns.
Slather the bottom bun with about 1 Tablespoon of the secret sauce, add lettuce, onions, cheese then hamburger.
Top that with another bottom bun and repeat the steps above.
Top with the remaining bun top.
Serve with French fries and ketchup on the side.
* Usually Big Mac is served with only one slice of cheese. But we love it extra cheesy.
Nutritional facts and time calculated only for the sauce.
Adapted from 4sonrus.