McDonald’s Big Mac Recipe



  • 2 2-ounce beef patties
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Special Sauce

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp French salad dressing
  • 2 tsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 heaping tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tsp dried minced onion
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Everything Else

  • 1 sesame seed bun + additional bottom bun, all toasted
  • 1 slice of American cheese
  • 2 tsp finely diced onion, soaked in hot water ** see note
  • 1/2 cup chopped lettuce
  • 3 dill pickle slices


Special Sauce

  • Mix special sauce ingredients until well blended in a microwave-safe container.
  • Microwave for 25 seconds. Stir well.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before using.

For the Burger Patties

  • Place a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Flatten the patties out until they are very thin, flat, and wider than the buns.
  • Place in the skillet and cook for 60 seconds.
  • Lightly salt and pepper on the first side.
  • Carefully flip the patties and lightly salt and pepper on the second side.
  • Cook for 60 seconds and remove them from the pan.

To Assemble Burgers

  • In a dry skillet, toast the inside of the buns. (use the same skillet before you cook the meat)
  • On the bottom bun, add 1/2 tbsp sauce, 1/2 tsp onion, 1/4 cup lettuce, 1 slice of cheese, and 1 patty.
  • On the bottom bun, add 1/2 tbsp sauce, 1/2 tsp onion, 1/4 cup lettuce, and 1 patty.


To mellow out the flavor of the onion, cover it with hot water after dicing it, and let it sit until you’re ready to assemble the sandwich. Make sure you drain it well on a paper towel first.


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