Our local McDonald’s was only 20 minutes away when I was growing up but I always loved when my mum would make a home made Big Mac at home. The sauce she used was a Marie Rose sauce but I loved the freshness and the effort my mum went to. Since the internet became awash with gross pictures and horror stories about McDonald’s, I have been totally turned off. It’s easily been two years since I sat and ate in a McDonald’s restaurant. Oh, but how I miss that burger sauce. I found a video online about how to make your own Big Mac. It’s the closest recipe I have ever found and it’s delicious!
For the patties:
Minced beef -2 patties per person
For the sauce:
1?2 cup of mayonaise
1 teaspoon of ketchup
2 tablespoons of mustard
1 tablespoon of finely chopped onion
4 teaspoons of Tomato relish
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
What else you’ll need:
Sesame seed burger buns
How to make the Big Mac
Step 1: The patties.
Put the mince beef into a mixing bowl and add a tablespoon of onion salt.
With your hands, work the onion salt into the meat. Then take just less than a handful of mince and roll into a ball. Place it on a chopping board covered with baking paper and flatten the ball into a pattie. Keep in mind that the patties will shrink so make them slightly bigger than the bun. For a true Maccy D’s pattie, flatten the living heck outta it.
Step 2: The “not so” secret sauce.
While the pan is heating up, mix all the ingredients for your sauce. Make sure to mix it well. The only lumps should be from the onion. The colour should be a pale orange.
Step 3: Constructing the burger.
While the burgers are cooking, it’s time to get your garnishes and buns ready. Lightly toast two bottom buns and a top bun. Once the buns are toasted, put sauce, lettuce and cheese on the bottom bun. On the middle bun place sauce, lettuce and gherkins.
Once the burgers are cooked, place the first patty on the bottom bun and then place the middle bun on top of that. Then, place the second burger on top of the middle bun. Put the top bun on and voila!
Serve with over salted skinny fries for a real McDonald’s experience.
The only difference between this burger and the real Big Mac is how filling it is. I was stuffed! Normally I leave McDonald’s thinking of what to eat next as I’m normally hungry 20 minutes later. Maybe it’s the MSG? I dunno. I plan to play around with the sauce recipe to see if I can make a more nutritious version. If I’m successful, I’ll update this blog so check back in soon to see if I had any joy with that.
Until next time,