Recreating the Legendary McDonald’s Big Mac at Home!

The iconic McDonald’s Big Mac has been a staple in fast-food culture for decades, delighting burger enthusiasts worldwide with its irresistible combination of flavours and textures. However, what if you could recreate this legendary burger in the comfort of your own kitchen? Today, we will embark on a culinary journey to craft the perfect copycat version of the Maccas Big Mac!

The Big Mac Secret Sauce:

A key element that sets the Big Mac apart from other burgers is its famous secret sauce. Let’s start our recipe by recreating this special sauce that adds a unique tangy flavour to the burger. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • A pinch of salt and black pepper


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, white vinegar, and sugar.
  2. Add the onion powder and garlic powder, followed by a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  3. Stir everything together until well combined.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the sauce for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.

Building the Perfect Big Mac:

Now that we have the secret sauce ready, it’s time to assemble the Big Mac. You will need the following ingredients:


  • 1 sesame seed hamburger bun (per burger)
  • 2 beef patties (1/4 pound each)
  • 2 slices of American cheese
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onions
  • 4 dill pickle slices
  • Additional burger toppings (optional): tomato slices and extra cheese


  1. Preheat a skillet or grill over medium-high heat. Cook the beef patties to your desired level of doneness, adding a pinch of salt and black pepper to each side for seasoning. During the last minute of cooking, place a slice of American cheese on top of each patty to melt.
  2. As the patties cook, toast the hamburger buns in a separate pan or toaster until they are lightly browned.
  3. Now it’s time to build the burger! Start by spreading a generous amount of the secret sauce on the bottom bun. Follow with a sprinkling of finely diced onions.
  4. Next, add one beef patty with melted cheese on top of the onions. Layer with pickles and shredded lettuce.
  5. Optionally, add tomato slices and extra cheese for more indulgence.
  6. Spread a bit more of the secret sauce on the top bun and place it on the burger to complete your homemade Big Mac.

Final Thoughts:

Congratulations! You have successfully crafted your very own Maccas Big Mac right in your kitchen. This copycat recipe allows you to savour the flavours of the classic fast-food burger while giving you the flexibility to customize it according to your taste preferences. Whether it’s for a nostalgic trip down memory lane or to impress friends and family with your culinary skills, the homemade Big Mac is sure to leave everyone craving for more.

As you enjoy your creation, remember that the beauty of cooking at home lies in the ability to experiment and make adjustments to suit your palate. So go ahead, have fun with the recipe, and take your homemade Big Mac to the next level! Happy cooking!