Classic Big Mac

MacDonald's Big Mac
  • Servings: 1 burger
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    Ingredients Print Recipe

  • 1 sesame-seed hamburger bun
  • half an additional hamburger bun
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1 dash salt
  • 1 tablespoon Big Mac Special Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon plus one tablespoon finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped lettuce
  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 to 3 dill pickle slices
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons French dressing
  • 4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


1. To make sauce, combine mayonnaise, french dressing, relish, 1 tablespoon onion, vinegar, sugar and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Stir well.

2. Place sauce in a covered container and refrigerate for several hours, or overnight, so that the flavors blend. Stir the sauce a couple of times as it chills. This makes about 3/4 of a cup of sauce.

3. With a serrated knife, cut the top off the extra bun half, leaving about a 3/4-inch-thick slice. This will be the middle bun of your sandwich.

2. Place the three bun halves on a hot pan or griddle, face down, and toast them to a light brown. Set aside, but keep the pan hot.

3. Divide the ground beef in half and press into two thin patties slightly larger than the bun.

4. Cook the patties in the hot pan over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Salt and pepper lightly.

5. Build the burger in the following stacking order from the bottom up: bottom bun
1/2 tablesoon Big Mac Special Sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced onion
half of lettuce
American cheese
beef patty
middle bun
1/2 tablesoon Big Mac Special Sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced onion
remainder of lettuce
pickle slices 
beef patty
top bun
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