This McDonalds-style Big Mac recipe comes complete with sesame seed buns, juicy hamburger patties, sharp cheddar cheese, pickles and Big Mac sauce!
I love my fast food over here, but definitely don’t like the overload of calories and food coma afterward, so I decided to try my hand at crafting a McDonalds-style Big Mac burger complete with sesame seed buns, juicy hamburger patties, fresh sharp cheddar cheese and special, homemade Big Mac sauce. Mmm, doesn’t that just sound delicious?! It’s way healthier, trust me. You might just be able to make this Big Mac recipe for dinner tonight!
While I tried my best to stay true to the burger there are a number of healthier alternatives you could make to keep the same flavours and basic concept of the Big Mac but definitely introduce more ways to pack a variety of sources of nutrition in there.
My first suggestion would be to switch to a whole wheat bun, and use ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef. You could also introduce leafy greens such as chopped kale, spinach or romaine into the lettuce mixture, and sneak in a fresh tomato or two.
But sometimes it’s way better just to go the traditional route, like what I have here! I used extra lean ground beef on burger patties, and seasoned the meat with salt and pepper before cooking. I also mixed in a tiny bit of olive oil to keep the burgers from sticking. When cooking your patties, you’ll want to ensure you flatten them out super thin, and then cook for only 2-3 minutes per side to ensure they don’t shrink up too much. If they are spread very thinly, they will cook very quickly.
The Big Mac sauce is also highly debated in the recipe world, but I’ve developed what I think is the closest possible combo – you could use ketchup or French dressing, but the kind I made with ketchup and a tiny bit of white wine vinegar is by far the closest match I have come up with!