Introduction: How to Cook a McDonalds Big Mac (But Better)

This recipe is easy to make at home and you'll be surprised how tasty it is compared to a McDonalds Big Mac.

One of the best elements is the Big Mac sauces, you’ll find the recipe in the video and it tastes amazing!

Step 1: Setup Either a Mincer or Food Processor With the Cutting Blades.

Add diced beef chuck

Diced bacon

Season with salt and pepper

I can’t stress enough how much better your burger will be if you make them from scratch.

Step 2: Pulse the Food Processor for a Start to Cut the Larger Pieces.

Continue to pulse under the meat it minced, if you’re in the US minced meat is called ground.

I like my burgers to have a fat ratio of 70% meat to 30% fat, this will give you juicy, tender burgers.

Step 3: ​Now the Beef Is Minced, Take a Hand Full and Mould Them Into Patties.

These are thick but just before placing them on the grill I will flatten them out some more

Step 4: ​Next We Are Going to Make the Big Mac Sauce!

In a bowl add:

½ cup of whole egg mayonnaise

1 Tbsp sweet relish

½ Tbsp American mustard

½ Tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp sweet paprika

Mix together and set aside.

Step 5: Next Dice One Onion.

Then slice a hand full of crisp iceberg lettuce into strips.

Cook your bun into thirds.

Step 6: Setup Your BBQ for Direct Cooking

Step 7: Once the BBQ Is Nice and Hot Place Your Burgers on the Grill.

We are

going to cook these burgers for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Flip the burgers, the first side now has a nice sear.

Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, also don’t forget to toast the bun.

Step 8: Layout the Bottom and Middle Slices of the Bun.

Spoon on a layer of our Big Mac sauce.

Follow with a layer of the diced onions

Then a layer of the iceberg lettuce.

On the middle bun, add a layer of pickles.

On the bottom layer a slice of America cheese.

Finally, place your burgers on each bun.

Step 9: All That’s Left to Do Is Put It Together.


jkb_6 (author)2017-07-27

Quite tasty! I went with a single patty instead of the traditional two on a BM. Still pretty tremendous.

Dwargh (author)2017-07-24

It's 10 past 10 in the morning here and now I'm hungry as hell!

Thanks for sharing that great i'ble!!

philippe fack (author)2017-07-20

My wife and I have been discussing making our own patties for a while, your Instructable made it happen, thank you!

We are actually on it as I am typing, but we cannot find the ratio of beef/bacon in your text, only 70/30 meat/fat. Could you add this important info?

Intensescroot (author)2017-07-17

I'm a Big Mac fan, but the bacon and grilling make it much tastier! THX!!

Norm1958 (author)2017-07-17

I love it. Now a days In Canada we are so scared of fat 30% is considered obscene,I don't think you can even buy it made in stores. Adding bacon is brilliant, I see bacon taking it to a new level.

"It's all in the sauce" someone once said. I must say this sauce is as good as any but it's a matter of taste and we are free to mix it up.

I grew up on fat ground beef, it browns the patty well in a pan and the drippings are to die for. I'm pushing sixty, 5'9 and weigh 165 so it can't be that bad.

holly-g (author)2017-07-17

Big Mac Sauce is made with Dill Relish, not Sweet as mentioned. I only add this because I'd think one would want their home made masterpiece burger to taste as closely to the real McCoy as possible. Try it, you'll see a marked difference.

RobertA2 (author)2017-07-16

KUDOS. Great pictures, video and instructions. Thousand Island dressing is as close to McDonald's Special Sauce.

tripleclones (author)2017-07-16

Looks amazing, depending on UK weather we are looking to have BBQ mid week and will try these for sure. What bread rolls did you use?

Beatle4 (author)2017-07-16

Looks good. We can now buy the Big Mac sauce here in Canada so that would save a step.

chingada (author)2017-07-16

nice to be done on past 4 of July will keep in mind for the next year

mc loner (author)2017-07-16

wow nice job well done. loner

gm280 (author)2017-07-15

Now that makes me hungry and I want one. I'll have to give that recipe a try. Everything you used looks great.

billbillt (author)gm2802017-07-16


dougbyte (author)2017-07-15

Thumbs UP

3366carlos (author)2017-07-15


seamster (author)2017-07-14

This looks delicious. Very nicely done! :)

John deCaux (author)seamster2017-07-14

Cheers! It tasted amazing

ashleenycole16 (author)2017-07-14

Wow looks delicious


Thank you :)

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