Sunday, December 19, 2010

Copycat Recipe Weekend - The Big Mac

When I was growing up the Big Mac was the ultimate burger.  Back then, in the 80's, it was still a substantial sized burger, unlike today's slider version, and it even had it's own theme song.  Remember "two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun"? 

I guess that's really all that needs to be said, but I'll elaborate anyway.  I made two relatively small hamburgers patties and cooked them in a skillet for about 3 minutes per side.  I placed the cheese over the burgers while in the skillet so it could melt.  Meanwhile, I made the sauce (see below).  Next, the assembly.  Oh, first the bun.  I had to sacrifice two buns, the top an bottom from one and half of the top of a second bun.  Then, on the bottom bun, a spoonful of sauce, chopped onions, pickle slices and lettuce.  Place one of the patties on top and place the middle portion of the bun over that burger patty.  Dress that one just like the other with sauce, onions, pickles, lettuce and the second patty.  Top it with the top portion of the bun and enjoy!

Special Sauce
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons ketchup
dash Worcestershire sauce
teaspoon sweet pickle relish
teaspoon dill pickle relish
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper

Combine the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  Let sit in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.  Also great on corned beef sandwiches! 


  1. Sounds really good and it takes me back to the good ole days too. Seems very easy to make.

  2. I have always avoided the Big Mac - mostly because it is doused in onions, which I hate. And the two patty structure always seemed like too much. Yours looks way better than any Big Macs in the commercials! And I love the "special sauce". I will have to try it. Thanks!