Mc Donald's Big Mac Sauce (2022)

Up your homemade or store-bought burger game with a big Mac sauce recipe. McDonald’s burger sauce is creamy, tangy, slightly sweet, and packed full of flavors. It’s easy to make and you’ll need simple pantry ingredients, pairs perfectly with burgers, sliders, fries, and salads too.

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  • What is big Mac sauce?
  • Big Mac sauce ingredients
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  • How to use big Mac sauce
  • Useful tips to make best big Mac sauce McDonald’s copycat
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  • MORE COPYCAT RECIPES
  • 📋Big Mac Sauce Recipe
  • Recipe Notes

What is big Mac sauce?

Big Mac sauce is the sauce that you get with your hamburgers from the popular McDonald’s joint. A big reason why many love McDonald’s burgers is the sauce slathered on them, it’s finger-licking good! It’s no more a ‘secret sauce, and you’ll be surprised to know how easy it is to do on your own. This sauce is pretty close to Thousand Island dressing, but not the same.

Skip the drive-through line to McDonald’s, make your own Mc burger at home, and with this secret sauce, you won’t find much difference in taste. It’s pretty close to the real thing.

Big Mac sauce ingredients

You’ll need simple ingredients, most of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.

  • ½ yellow or white onion
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (store-bought or homemade)
  • 2 tablespoons French dressing
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 ½ tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika (adjust)

Note : I also added 1 tablespoon ketchup (not shown in ingredients picture, I added later after shooting and tasting the sauce)

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How to make Big Mac sauce

Making homemade burger sauce is so simple, it can be accomplished in just a few steps.

Grate half yellow or white onion directly into a medium sized bowl.

To grated onion add rest of the ingredients – mayonnaise, French dressing, sweet relish, mustard, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, paprika also ketchup if using.

Whisk it all together.

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Cover bowl with plastic wrap or transfer to air tight container and refrigerate for minimum 1 hour so flavors can meld.

Serve as desired with burgers, sandwich, and fries or drizzled with salads too.

How to use big Mac sauce

It’s delicious on everything.

Make your own McDonald’s copycat big mac hamburger or any burger at home using homemade secret sauce using sesame seed buns, pickles, crispy lettuce, onions, patty, and American cheese. I prefer my burgers with crunchy lettuce, patty, thick onion round slice, thick tomato slice, and big mac sauce slathered on both the buns and the top of the patty. No cheese on my burger, feel free to make it the way you like.

This special copycat sauce can also be served as a dipping sauce for French fries, sweet potato fries, potato wedges, and onion rings.

It’s perfect with all types of fries made using zucchini, avocado, and asparagus.

With chicken sandwich or any other types of sandwich.

This sauce adds an exciting twist to potato salad, try it.

Drizzle it on top of lettuce wrap or salads.

Useful tips to make best big Mac sauce McDonald’s copycat

  1. I taste-tested afterward and I thought ketchup was needed. I added 1 tablespoon of ketchup(not shown in the video). Always taste test and adjust by adding any ingredients to suit your taste buds.
  2. Big Mac sauce tastes best when it has time to rest in the refrigerator. I recommend you make the sauce a day before you plan to make your burger.
  3. Sweet relish is a key ingredient in the McDonald’s copycat sauce, do not skip it. Sweet relish can be substituted with dill pickles.
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FAQS

Is Big Mac sauce the same as Thousand Island?

It’s not the same, though both are pretty close. One of the main ingredients in Thousand Island is that it has tomatoes in it whereas Big Mac sauce has no tomatoes.

How does Big Mac sauce taste?

McDonald’s Big Mac sauce is creamy, tangy, slightly sweet, and packed full of flavors. The flavors of this sauce helps cut through the rich fattiness of burger patties and give tangy flavors to the burger. Slathered on the burger buns makes it a deliciously moist, messy burger.

Can I use low fat mayonnaise?

Yes, you can.

Is Big Mac sauce used only for burgers?

No, this sauce tastes delicious on everything, almost everything! It perfectly pairs with any kind of burger with any kind of patty in it.
It can be used in a sandwich.
Used as a dip for French fries, onion rings, sweet potato fries, and potato wedges.
Can be used with potato salads.
Drizzle on lettuce wraps.
Toss it with any other salads.

How to store the sauce?

Store this sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be stored for up to 2 weeks. As it’s the mayonnaise-based sauce, it will get spoilt if left at room temperature. I won’t recommend freezing this sauce.
Shake well before you use.

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📋Big Mac Sauce Recipe

Jyothi Rajesh

Up your homemade or store-bought burger game with a big Mac sauce recipe. McDonald’s Big Mac sauce is creamy, tangy, slightly sweet, and packed full of flavors. It’s easy to make and you’ll need simple pantry ingredients, pairs perfectly with burgers, sliders, fries, and salads too.

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Prep Time 5 mins

Resting Time 1 hr

Course condiments, Sauces

Cuisine American

Servings 0.5 cup

Calories 2065

Ingredients

  • ½ yellow or white onion
  • ½ cup mayonnaise store-bought or homemade
  • 2 tablespoon French dressing
  • 2 tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 ½ tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt adjust to taste
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika adjust
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup not shown

Instructions

  • Grate half-yellow or white onion directly into a medium-sized bowl.

  • To grated onion add the rest of the ingredients – mayonnaise, French dressing, sweet relish, mustard, apple cider vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, paprika also ketchup if used.

  • Whisk it all together.

  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap or transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour so flavors can meld.

  • Serve as desired with burgers, sandwiches, and fries or drizzled with salads too.

Notes

Nutritional Info– Please keep in mind that the nutritional information provided is only a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 2065kcalCarbohydrates: 76gProtein: 9gFat: 195gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 116gMonounsaturated Fat: 45gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 4295mgPotassium: 821mgFiber: 9gSugar: 54gVitamin A: 2840IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 156mgIron: 4mg

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Recipe Notes

  1. I added 1 tablespoon of ketchup(not shown in the video). Always taste test and adjust by adding any ingredients to suit your taste buds.
  2. Big Mac sauce tastes best when it has time to rest in the refrigerator. I recommend you make the sauce a day before you plan to make your burger.
  3. Sweet relish is a key ingredient in the McDonald’s copycat sauce, do not skip it. Sweet relish can be substituted with dill pickles.

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Jyothi Rajesh is the founder of the food blog, Curry Trail. She lives in Bangalore, India and is the mom of two beautiful kids. Her passion is creating and sharing delicious and easy recipes for the home cook. She’s been blogging since 2007 and many of her recipes have appeared in both online and print publications over the years.Learn more about Jyothi Rajesh.

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