Homemade Big Mac

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Making your own Big Mac at home, and making it even better, is easier than you might think! Picture this: two juicy patties nestled between not one, not two, but three fluffy buns, layered with Big Mac sauce, crisp lettuce, onions, tangy pickles, and gooey cheese. It’s the ultimate comfort food, and it’s all yours for the making!

Homemade Big Mac

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Servings 4


#### Big Mac Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons drained pickle relish
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

#### For Assembly:

  • 8 hamburger buns plus extra bottom buns for the middle
  • 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 diced white onion
  • Dill pickle chips
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce

#### Patties:

  • 2 pounds ground beef 80/20 ratio
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil divided
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 8 slices American cheese


#### Make the Spread:

  • Combine mayonnaise, pickle relish, ketchup, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. Set aside.

#### Prepare the Patties:

  • Divide the ground beef into 8 portions of about 3.5 ounces each. Gently shape each portion into a patty, seasoning both sides with salt and pepper. Set aside.

#### Toast the Buns:

  • Spread softened butter on the insides of the buns. Toast them in a pan over medium heat until golden brown.

#### Cook the Patties:

  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt half a tablespoon of butter with half a tablespoon of vegetable oil. Cook the patties for about 2-3 minutes on each side until nicely browned. Spread mustard on one side while cooking. Add cheese slices to half of the patties and let them melt for about a minute. Remove from heat.

#### Assemble the Big Macs:

  • Layer sauce, lettuce, onion, patty, and cheese on the bottom bun. Top with the middle bun and repeat the layers, adding pickles and the second patty. Finish with the top bun.

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