Big Mac Clone

I recently received an email asking for help on making a Big Mac clone recipe. I thought this would be interesting to share because of the history behind it and how to make it at home.
The Big Mac was created by Jim Delligatti in 1967. It was originally called the Aristocrat but later changed its name after customers began calling it “Big Mac”. The sandwich is made up of two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles onions on a sesame seed bun. A regular Big Mac has 550 calories and contains 29 grams of fat which is 80% of your daily allowance according to McDonald’s website . This recipe will show you how to save yourself some calories by making your own version at home!

prep: 15 mins cook: 14 mins additional: 10 mins total: 39 mins Servings: 2 Yield: 2 burgers


2 hamburger bun tops

2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

salt and ground black pepper to taste

2 cups mayonnaise

? pound ground beef (85% lean)

1 teaspoon ground paprika

1 ½ teaspoons white wine vinegar, or more to taste

½ cup shredded lettuce, or to taste

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

2 slices American cheese

4 hamburger bun bottoms

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons dill pickle slices, or to taste

2 tablespoons minced onion, or to taste


Shape ground beef into 4 flat patties that will fit the hamburger buns. Place them on a tray lined with waxed paper; transfer to the freezer.

Mix mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, white wine vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika in a bowl to make sauce. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Toast buns in batches until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

Layer some of the sauce, 1 tablespoon minced onion, 2 tablespoons lettuce, and pickles on 2 bottom buns. Layer some of the sauce and remaining 1 tablespoon minced onion, 2 tablespoons lettuce, and American cheese on the other bottom buns.

Season patties with salt and pepper. Cook in the hot skillet 2 at a time until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place 1 patty over each bottom bun; stack and cover with top buns.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 2395 calories; protein 51.7g; carbohydrates 82.6g; fat 208.6g; cholesterol 218.2mg; sodium 2986.5mg.

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