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How To Make Your Own Big Mac

May 19, 2011 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Food, How To

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Are you tired of going to McDonalds and ordering a Big Mac only to be disappointed when you put down 4 bucks of your hard earned money only to get what looks like a smooshed Mario Brother’s Goomba in return? Fcuk that shiet, why not make your own Big Mac cheaper and 10x tastier. Here’s the recipie:

Prep time: 30 min; Cook time: 10 min; Total time: 40 min; Yield: 12 servings

Sesame Seed Buns
White Onion
Iceberg lettuce
Sliced Cheddar Cheese
Ground Beef (80% lean)
Pickles


Ingredients for the special big mac sauce:
1 cup miracle whip
1/3 cup sweet relish
1/4 cup French dressing
1 T sugar
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried minced onion (in the spice aisle)

First you’ll want to make your bigmac sauce so you can let it rest in the fridge for an hour or so. The bigmac sauce is very easy to make. Simply mix together all of the ingredients into a bowl and place in the fridge. It is quite an odd combination of ingredients but it’s pretty darn close to the McDonald’s special sauce. Most people think that bigmac sauce is just thousand island dressing. Nope, not even close.

ingredients in big mac special sauce

big mac special sauce with french dressing not thousand island

Next you’ll need to cut up some sesame seed buns. As you know, McDonald’s BigMac contains three parts: the top, the middle, and the bottom. When I look for sesame seed buns in the grocery store I try to find the tallest buns I can find, because from two sesame seed buns, you’ll create your three parts.

a sesame seed bun cut into three parts for a big mac

If you look closely at the above picture, you’ll see that my trick is to trim the very bottom of one of the buns off. This portion will become the middle of your big mac. The top remains the top, the trimmed bottom becomes the middle and the bottom of another bun becomes the bottom of your bigmac. Basically do whatever it takes to get your bun to look like the one below!

a big mac bun from mcdonalds ready for the special sauce

Dice your white onion into very small little cubes.

white onions on a bigmac

Chop up the iceberg lettuce very fine.

iceburg lettuce on a bigmac

For the burger patties, I use 80% ground beef. I make a little ball in my hand and then use a patty former to make the big mac patties. After the patties are formed, simply grilling them over medium heat will do the job. Check out my page on how to make a McDonalds 1/8 lb burger patty for more information on making your favorite fast food style burger. For burgers, you’ll want to place the meat over direct heat so the burgers are directly over top of your charcoal. Just a few minutes on each side will do. And don’t forget to season your patties with a little salt and pepper while they are on the grill.

making big mac burger patties

Now for the assembly. From the bottom up your big mac should be assembled as follows:

the bottom bun
a tablespoon or so of special sauce
a few diced onions
sliced lettuce
a slice of cheddar cheese
one burger patty
the middle bun
a tablespoon or so of special sauce
a few diced onions
2 or 3 pickles
sliced lettuce
one burger patty
the top bun

The finished product should look like this….

homemade big macs

homemade big macs

… and of course during all of the above steps you should be deep frying some shoestring fries!

homemade big macs

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  • Yaki

    Now if you could only reveal how to make the secret spread sauce of In N Out next, that’d be awesome. I’ve seen some recipes claiming to be authentically In N Out but I don’t think there’s any real confirmed ones yet.

  • chuck

    I tried this yesterday and definitely agree it’s so much tastier than the McD version because of fresh ingredients. Absolutely delicious – and the sauce is awesome! Didn’t find miracle whip but used regular mayo instead. Thanks for the recipe!

  • dallas daniel hessler junior

    i lov big big macs

  • dreamer

    Even if someone was able to guess the actual recipe for the sauce they wouldn’t confirm it or else McDonald’s would be out of business…

  • The Big MAC

    Hello All! Just did them tonight and they are awesome… Very good and at least you really know what s in there!