I can't tell you the last time I went to McDonald's. I really try to stay away from fast food.
Once in a while, you still get a craving for two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce...............you know the song. Here's how to make a fresh Big Mac at home with ingredients you most likely have on hand.
1-1/4 lbs. lean ground beef
Hamburger Dill Pickle Chips
Hamburger Buns - with or without sesame seeds
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. French Dressing
2 Tbsp. dill pickle relish (use about 1/2 cup of dill pickle chips, chopped finely)
Do not use sweet pickle relish!
1 tsp. yellow mustard
1 tsp. ketchup
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
Mix all sauce ingredients and refrigerate for at least one hour for flavors to blend.
Divide ground beef into 8 equal portions. Form into VERY thin patties, about 1/4" thick. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat up a griddle or cast iron pan. Lightly butter hamburger buns. You will be using two bottoms and one top of the buns.
Grill until nicely toasted.
Fry hamburger patties until nicely browned on each side.
While the burgers are frying, top each bun portion with about 1 Tbsp. of Special Sauce. Top two portions with shredded lettuce, minced onion and pickle slices.
Top each "bottom" bun portion with hamburger pattie and top with a slice of American cheese. Add remaining top bun portion.
Makes 4 BIG MACS to enjoy at home!
Cindy gives us her version of a Gluten Free version with her substitutions. Thank you Cindy for this recipe!
Make it a Gluten Free Special Sauce!
Follow Comfy Cuisine's recipe with these substitutions: