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4.29 from 81 votes

Copy Cat McDonald's Big Mac

A spot on replica of the classic fast food burger.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1
Calories: 721.18kcal


For The Secret Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp French dressing
  • 1/2 tbsp sweet relish
  • 2 tsp dill pickle relish
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1/8 tsp salt

For The Big Macs

  • 2 thin hamburger patties
  • 1 & 1/2 sesame seed buns
  • 1 slice yellow American cheese
  • 1 tbsp special sauce
  • 1 tsp finely minced white onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 dill pickle slices
  • salt and pepper, to taste


To Make The Special Sauce

  • Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate for an hour, at least, before serving.

To Make The Big Macs

  • Lightly toast two bottom buns.
  • Season the hamburger patties with salt and pepper, to taste. In a medium sized skillet, cook 1-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
  • On the first of the two bottom buns, add ½ tablespoon of the Special Sauce, ½ teaspoon of the onion, ⅛ cup of shredded lettuce, cheese, and one hamburger patty.
  • Place the other bottom bun on top, and top it with the same items mentioned above, but no cheese. Top with the remaining bun top.


This recipe, for simplicity's sake, is written to prepare one Big Mac. Double, triple, and so on until you've made as many as needed.


Calories: 721.18kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.83g | Protein: 43.42g | Fat: 44.59g | Saturated Fat: 18.67g | Cholesterol: 140.78mg | Sodium: 961.28mg | Potassium: 688.9mg | Fiber: 1.34g | Sugar: 5.14g | Vitamin A: 288.81IU | Calcium: 345.56mg | Iron: 6.55mg