Thursday, August 26, 2010

Homemade Big Macs

If there is one thing that I have a weak spot for, it is Big Macs. Not only are they too delicious for my own good, but they are the tastiest thing you can eat at 2 AM after a night out!

I found this recipe for Mini-Mac Sliders on, and printed it off immediately. If there was a way to get Big Macs in my own kitchen, I had to try it out!

First I started off with mixing together my burgers.  They include really simple ingredients and I was able to make them quite quickly.  One thing that I would do differently next time would be to make my burger patties much thinner. I was trying to make only 6 burgers to cut down on the number of leftovers, and they were a little thick for a Big Mac :)

Next up? The delicious secret sauce! It is mostly just a mixture of mayo, creamy french dressing, and sweet green relish. So good!

I then topped off my bun with the simple remaining ingredients, iceberg lettuce and pickles. (Yes, I know the lettuce should be shredded, but I was just in too much of a hurry to eat my burger!)

So good!

I only had marble cheese at home, but cheddar or colby jack cheese would be even better on this!

I served up my Big Macs with spicy sweet potato fries, what a great supper!

This recipe makes 6 to 8 regular burgers, or about a dozen sliders (mini burgers). Enjoy!

Homemade Big Macs
  • Burgers
    • 1 to 1.5 lbs ground beef, extra lean
    • 2 green onions, both white and green parts diced
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 egg
  • Secret Sauce
    • 1/2 cup mayo
    • 2 tbsp creamy french dressing
    • 3 tbsp sweet green relish
    • 1 1/2 tbsp white onion, finely diced
    • 1 tsp vinegar
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • dash of salt
  • buns (6 - 8 if making regular burgers, 12 dinner rolls if making sliders)
  • cheese slices
  • pickles (sliced)
  • iceberg lettuce (shredded)
  1. Place the ground beef, diced green onions, salt, pepper, olive oil, and egg in a medium mixing bowl
  2. Mix well with your hands, and then press the meat mixture into patties.  
  3. You can either cook the burgers on the BBQ, in the oven, or in a pan on the stove top, whichever method you prefer best!
  4. Mix together the mayonnaise, french dressing, green relish, diced onion, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small mixing bowl.  Taste test, then taste test again. 
  5. Spread some of the 'secret sauce' on both the top and bottom of each bun
  6. Place the lettuce on the top half of the bun, and the sliced pickles on the bottom half
  7. When the burgers are ready, place the cooked patty on top of the pickles, then add the cheese
  8. Close it all up, and fall in love!
I will post my recipe for the spicy sweet potato fries later this week :)


  1. Hi Hailey,

    Nice blog, looks great compared to my bag o'shite.

    I've heard of this mythical home-made Big Mac, looks good! My theory on the McDonald's taste is the order they put the ingredients together. Plus you gotta use cheap lean beef patties, but cook them in loads of oil. The Mac sauce (have you ever had it with fries? Pure bliss)is basically tartar sauce with a bit of ketchup? Or you can get a similar effect with Thousand Island.

    Anyway, I`ve tried many times to replicate a Big Mac at home, but have never been able to nail it.


  2. Hey Peter!
    thanks! :) These are pretty close, but I am still working on perfecting them too haha I think you are right about the cheap beef patties and oil, but I just can't bring myself to do that haha
    mmmm now i want a big mac... :)