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How to make a McDonald’s Big Mac with special sauce (the secret revealed!)

How to make a McDonald’s Big Mac with special sauce (the secret revealed!)

Chatelaine has the recipeHere is an even better one.  It’s a DIY Big Mac.

A DIY McDonalds Big Mac

Serves 4

Ingredients

Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. relish
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder

Burgers

  • 6 brioche buns
  • 2 lbs. ground beef (preferably organic, from a local butcher)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, separated
  • ½ cup finely diced onion
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 16 thin slices dill pickles
  • 8 slices aged cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayo, mustard, relish vinegar, salt and spices. You can serve the sauce right away, but refrigerating it overnight is best, as it allows the flavors to marry.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Split 4 of the buns in the middle, and set aside. Split the remaining 2 buns twice, creating 2 bases and a small top from each bun. (Tip: Keep the 2 small tops for later use, they make amazing croutons.)
  4. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in the skillet and, working in batches, toast the buns in the pan until golden brown and set aside.
  5. Use a kitchen scale to divide the ground beef into eight ¼-pound pieces. Shape the meat into thin patties just larger than the buns, and indent a thumbprint in the center of each patty to prevent shrinking. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  6. In the large pan on medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Working in batches, fry the patties 2½ minutes per side.
  7. Spread 1 tablespoon of sauce on the bottom bun, then top with—in order—1 tablespoon of onion, 2 tablespoons of lettuce, 2 pickle slices, 1 slice of cheese and 1 patty. Top with one of the center buns, and repeat the condiment, cheese and burger stack, and add the top bun.
  8. Repeat with the remaining patties, buns and toppings.

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