The Big Mac “Made at Home”

Nova Scotia, Canada


I have two vivid memories as a young boy! The first time my mother took me to Tim Hortons after 7 am Saturday morning hockey practice for my first donut and my first trip to MacDonald’s for a Big Mac. Though the fast food world has changed since then and I rarely go to the golden arches anymore, I do love making Big Macs at home from scratch! It’s rather easy and time in the kitchen is never wasted! So here’s the recipe and me being me I’m always tweaking things to find the perfect taste.


Special Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp diced pickles (or relish)
  • 1 tbsp minced onion



  • Add all ingredients to a bowl
  • Mix all ingredients well
  • Let stand in fridge so flavors blend

You can vary amounts to your personal taste or just buy the sauce at the grocery store.


Next up the patties:

  • 1 lb of minced beef of your choice
  • salt to taste
  • onion powder or minced onions to taste



  • Roll thin
  • Shape slightly larger then buns
  • Let rest
  • Flash fry in a super hot pan 1 min per side
  • Cook to 160 degrees internal temperature


At This Point

You should have had your russet potato fries cooking in the pan so they are crispy on the outside and creamy soft inside. I love my fries at home and you’d think they are deep fried not saute!


  • Lettuce should be shredded
  • Pickles sliced
  • Onions minced
  • Sesame seed buns ready


Begin The Build

  • bottom bun
  • special sauce
  • shredded lettuce
  • process cheese, yes processed cheese
  • burger
  • second revamped bun
  • special sauce
  • shredded lettuce
  • burger
  • minced onion
  • special sauce
  • cover it with the top bun


Slightly toast 4 buns as you’ll need 2 of the bottoms for the middle layer. Cut off a bit of crust on 2 bottoms and begin to layer

Plate with fries




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