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Homemade Big Mac special sauce recipe

Do you want to know how to make a Big Mac at home? Well it all begins with the special sauce and we can teach you how to make it right in your own kitchen. When you make your own homemade burger you will discover how 'big' a Big Mac really is.

Serving Size:




  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp French dressing
  • 4 tsp sweet mustard pickles (relish)
  • 1 tsp white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 pinch salt

For the burgers:

  • 6 beef patties
  • 6 cheese slices
  • 6 tbsp white onion, diced
  • iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • pickle slices for the burger (we used sliced Polskie Orgorskie)
  • 6 buns + 3 additional buns to make the centre slice


Step 1. Place all ingredients for the sauce into a bowl.

Step 2. Whisk until combined.

Step 3. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Stir often during refrigeration to infuse flavours.

Step 4. Prepare burger ingredients and lay onto the bun, spreading the sauce generously on your burger patties.

Homemade big mac special sauce


  • The French dressing needs a good shake before pouring from the bottle so you get an even measure of oil and vinegar mixture.
  • You can use this sauce straight away but the flavours really develop overnight for the best flavour.
  • You can also add this sauce to your homemade Cheeseburgers.
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  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.