Ever wonder how to make McDonald's Big Mac sauce recipe? This secret sauce is one of my favorite copycat recipes to recreate because it's made with simple ingredients like mayo, sweet (or dill) pickle relish, and ketchup. Use it as a dipping sauce for french fries. spread on your favorite sandwiches or cheeseburgers.
Why it's great
Tastes like the real thing - who doesn't love McDonald's iconic burger? Get that taste of fast food from your own kitchen!
Everyday ingredients - to make this creamy sauce, you just need a few simple ingredients from your local grocery store or your own pantry.
Kids and adults love it - this versatile sauce is loved by all! It's not just a great burger sauce, you can dip roasted veggies in it or spread it on a sandwich.
Try it with my Big Mac Pizza!
This information was taken from the McDonald's website.
McDonald's franchise owner Jim Delligatti is credited with inventing the famous "double patty triple bun creation" and its "delicious, creamy signature Big Mac special sauce" which launched nationally in 1968.
A few years passed and there were actually two different sauces being used on the Big Mac, but in 1972, the company developed a single recipe.
The recipe was tweaked again in 1991, but in 2004 Fred Turner wanted to return the sauce to the original flavor. He contacted the supplier who helped with the development of the first recipe and returned it to the original formula.
What is big mac sauce made of?
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Mayo- gives the sauce that creamy texture and mouthfeel
Sweet or dill pickle relish - can be used interchangeably. Use what you have on hand.
Ketchup or French dressing - another ingredient that I think can be used interchangeable. French dressing will give a tangier flavor. Use what you have on hand.
Minced onions - be sure to dice very fine so the flavor will blend throughout without any big chunks.
White vinegar - helps balance the creaminess
Sugar - you can leave this out if using sweet relish or if you don't want any added sugar.
Step One: Combine all ingredient in a small bowl.
Step Two: Mix well until smooth using a whisk.
If you prefer a smoother texture, mix in a blender or food processor.
Keep in a covered container until ready to use.
Tastes best when it's had a couple hours in the fridge. Plan to make the sauce ahead of time.
Leftovers last a long time. Store leftover sauce in the fridge in an airtight container for two or three weeks.
A glass jar or container works best so there's no transfer of flavors.
Also tastes good with
Dipping Chicken nuggets, chicken tenders or chicken wings
Dipping French fries or onions rings
Drizzled over salads (tastes a lot like Thousand Island dressing)
Try my No Bake Chocolate Pie for a quick dessert!
They are not exactly the same, but have a similar flavor profile. You can substitute the dressing for the burger sauce in a pinch.
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Big Mac Sauce Recipe
- 1 cup mayo
- 3 tablespoon sweet or dill pickle relish
- ¼ cup ketchup or French dressing
- 2 tablespoon minced onions
- 2 teaspoon white vinegar
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt optional, taste sauce first before adding
- Combine all ingredient in a small bowl.
- Mix well until smooth using a whisk.
- If you prefer a smoother texture, mix in a blender or food processor.
- Keep in a covered container until ready to use.
- You can skip the sugar if you are using sweet relish.
- Tastes best when it's had a couple hours in the fridge. Plan to make the sauce ahead of time.
- Leftovers last a long time. Store leftover sauce in the fridge in an airtight container for two or three weeks.
- A glass jar or container works best so there's no transfer of flavors.