McDonald’s Secret Big Mac Sauce (Copycat) (2022)

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The world’s favorite top secret sauce is no longer a secret! As it turns out, we were just a few ingredients away from making the best McDonald’s Secret Big Mac Sauce (Copycat) from the comfort of our own kitchens!

The creamy combination of Mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, mustard, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder, creates a perfectly mind-blowing balance of sweet tanginess.

Make sure you save this recipe because, sooner or later, you will find yourself slathering this McDonald’s Special Big Mac Sauce on anything and everything!

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Have you ever asked yourself, what makes McDonald’s Tasty Big Mac Burger so…special? Is it the patty? buns? or the crunchy vegetables? Maybe it’s about all of them, and maybe it’s about none! But the one thing I discovered, is that their secret Big Mac Sauce is a whole force of flavors in itself!

This Copycat Big Mac Sauce recipe is just the right kick you need for your homemade burgers! No more mid-night crawls to your favorite fast food joints, you have got everything you need right here!

Meet McDonald’s Big Mac Burger!

Your favorite burger was created by Jim Delligatti. The famous burger initially had different names: the Aristocrat, which was a bit difficult to pronounce and understand, and Blue Ribbon Burger.

Its official name, Big Mac, was created by an advertising secretary who worked at McDonald’s corporate headquarters.

Fast forward to this day, McDonald’s Big Mac is insanely popular all over the world!

A Perfect Balance of Sweet Tanginess!

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Serve It Right!

Let me tell you something… The possibility of which you can put this Copycat McDonald’s Special Big Mac Sauce to use are literally endless!

Now the obvious option would be slathering it on any kind of burger! Homemade burgers would taste wonderfully with this rich creamy sauce! Oh! You might also want to give my other burger sauce recipe a try! Both are incredibly delicious!

You probably know by now that I like shaking things up a bit! So, why not dip the secret Mac sauce in some crunchy KFC Copycat Baked Potato Wedges or regular fries.

You might also consider using it as a dipping sauce for your veggies! My kids love to dip just about anything in sauce! It’s a great way to have the kids eat their veggies!

Finally, I simply wouldn’t dare forget a burger’s favorite companion! My homemade coleslaw recipe is the ultimate refreshing kick of flavors any burger needs!

How to Store The Special Big Mac Sauce

Trust my words, a taste of this special Mac Sauce would teach you that making plenty of this sauce is the only acceptable option! So, for future reference, here’s how to serve, store, and freeze your sauce!

To serve: Although you can serve this sauce immediately, it is best to refrigerate it for a couple of hours or overnight. But pay attention! Don’t keep it at room temperature for more than a couple of hours.

To store: Place the sauce in an airtight container, or a glass jar, and refrigerate it for about a week.

To freeze: I don’t necessarily recommend freezing the sauce, because you can simply make it anytime! You can literally whip it out in a couple of minutes!

So Easy…So Good!

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While You Are It…Make a Big Mac Burger!

There is really no right and wrong way to making a burger! It is all about your unique preferences! But just in case, here’s how to make the tastiest Big Mac Burger with your homemade sauce!

Season lean ground beef with salt and pepper, then form them into thin patties.

For this burger, you will want to use sesame seeds buns. Keep in mind that you will need twice the amount of bottom buns as you do for top buns. This burger offers twice the amount of love with 2 beef patties and a 3-piece sesame seeds buns.

As for the vegetables, use finely shredded iceberg lettuce, dill pickle slices, and minced white onions. These options might also change according to your preferences!

You will also need processed American cheese. And for all the cheese lovers, use as many cheese slices as your heart desires! There is no such thing as too much cheese!

Finally, assemble your burger according to this sequence: Bottom bun, Big Mac sauce, cheese, patty, bottom bun, sauce, onion, lettuce, pickle, patty, and top bun.

A Burger Like No Other!

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Tips For a Perfect Big Mac Sauce!

Tip 1: This sauce is best used if chilled although when I am rushed I make it and use it right away! You can do that! Pop it in the fridge for a few hours, or better yet overnight, and allow all the ingredients to meld together.

Tip 2: You can use this sauce to marinate your chicken breasts and thighs. Simply marinate the chicken for a few hours, then bake or grill your protein.

Tip 3: Although some recipes call for French Dressing, I don’t necessarily add but if you really want to you can definitely add it! It can enhances the overall taste although I love the sauce just the way it is!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the McDonald’s dip the same as Thousand Island Dressing?

As much as people confuse the two together, the Big Mach sauce is not the same as Thousand Island Dressing. The latter contains tomatoes which is absent in this dip.

How does the Big Mac sauce taste like?

This sauce has a wonderful combination of flavors! It is tangy, rich, and creamy!

Can I add it to any burger?

Sure you can! Not only is this sauce perfect for any burger (especially homemade), you can also use it with a variety of other food items like fries and chicken tenders!

I’m Loving it Guys! How About You?!

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The Ingredients You Will Need

  • Mayonnaise
  • Ketchup
  • White balsamic vinegar, or white vinegar
  • Sweet Pickle Relish or Sauerkraut
  • Mustard
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • salt

Follow The Directions

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together.You can use sweet pickle relish or sauerkraut, both equally delicious.

Use as spread with hamburgers and chicken burgers, or as a dip for fries or chicken tenders.Enjoy right away or chilled.

PIN IT!

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McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce (Copycat)

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The world's favorite secret sauce is no longer a secret! Slather this copycat of McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce, and enjoy an unforgettable taste!

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Prep Time 5 mins

Cook Time 0 mins

Total Time 5 mins

Course dip

Cuisine American

Servings 12 servings

Calories 132 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • tbsp. ketchup
  • ¼ cup sweet pickle relish or sauerkraut
  • tbsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix all the ingredients together. You can use sweet pickle relish or sauerkraut, both equally delicious.

  • Use as spread with hamburgers burgers and chicken burgers, or as a dip for fries or chicken tenders. Enjoy right away it chilled.

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Notes

Tips For a Perfect Big Mac Sauce!

  1. This sauce is best used when chilled. Pop it in the fridge for a few hours, or better yet overnight, and allow all the ingredients to meld together.
  2. You can use this sauce to marinate your chicken breasts and thighs. Simply marinate the chicken for a few hours, then bake or grill your protein.
  3. Although some recipes call for French Dressing, I don’t necessarily add but if you really want to you can definitely add it! It can enhances the overall taste although I love the sauce just the way it is!

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 22mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.1mg

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