Homemade Copycat Big Mac Recipe

We didn’t go out to eat very often growing up.  Usually at birthdays or other celebrations. You can imagine how expensive it would be to take a family of 8 out to dinner!  I know it isn’t the healthiest thing to be excited about, but I always loved when McDonald’s had “Big Mac Monday”, which meant that their juicy sandwiches were only 99 cents!  We could usually convince my parents to not pass up such a great deal! 🙂

I still love a Big Mac now and then and thought I would enjoy it even more if I could make it myself.  Let me tell you, this “secret sauce” is spot on!  Oh. My. Goodness.  It was almost better than the real thing!  Try it.  You won’t be sorry!

Serves: 4

Homemade Copycat Big Mac Recipe

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 4 sesame seed hamburger buns
  • 4 additional bottom halves of hamburger buns
  • Special sauce (recipe below)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 2 pounds ground beef, split into 8 patties and grilled/cooked
  • Dill pickle slices
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • Special Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons French dressing
  • 4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tablespoon minced white onion
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Mix all sauce ingredients together until combined and let chill in the fridge.  
  2. To assemble, starting from the bottom:  bottom bun, special sauce, shredded lettuce, hamburger patty, two dill pickles, slice of cheese, additional bottom bun, special sauce, shredded lettuce, hamburger patty,  two dill pickles, top bun.

(Recipe adapted from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice)

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18 Responses to “Homemade Copycat Big Mac Recipe”

  1. Cynthia Almas
    lovet his since i have a large family also.. the only thing you forgot.. (if you sing the song.. you will catch it.. ) two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, ONIONS, all on a sesame bun. :) Thank you for sharing this.. i love your pinterest!!!

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