Get your fast food fix at home with this stunning replica of the Big Mac. This got everything you need in a double decker sandwich even the sauce. Homemade big mac sauce will give any homemade burger a facelift.
This sandwich made , as exactly as possible, to the Big Mac changed my kids’ minds about homemade burgers. By the way, I am still looking for something for the pizza as well. 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.
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.
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.
So where do I even begin! this is so easy all you need to do is go buy the ingredients from the store and the sauce will be ready in 5 minutes.
You’ll need to combine all the sauce ingredients in a deep bowl and combine well.
Let the sauce chill in the fridge for 24 hours. 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.
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- 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.
Recipe adapted from 4sonsrus
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