There’s no denying it—the Big Mac is a classic. It’s a widely popular and a worldwide favourite loved by both the young and old. But what makes it different? What gives it that signature Macca’s flair?
I’ve got three words for you: Big Mac sauce.
Well, you can actually create your very own Big Mac sauce right from your kitchen! Here are what you need: mayonnaise, vinegar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, sugar, and salt—basically just your everyday ingredients!
What Is Big Mac Sauce?
While most burgers simply have ketchup and mayonnaise nestled in between the buns to heighten the flavour of the burger, Mcdonalds, on the other hand, concocted a special type of sauce intended to further boost their customers’ burger experience.
And the rest is history, the McDonalds big mac sauce became a worldwide phenomenon.
It was in the late 1940’s that the first ever Mcdonald’s restaurant was opened by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald in San Bernardino, California. When they first started, it was just a simple burger shop that the brothers wanted franchised. It was just the two brothers and this little shop with burgers and fries for sale.
However, because of their amazing flavours, it gradually turned into a worldwide sensation, opening restaurants all over the world.
Brief History Of The Big Mac
The Big Mac was created and introduced to the public in Pittsburgh in the late 1960’s. It has become a phenomenon that people everywhere have tried to duplicate the recipe for themselves at home, so they can have a Big Mac anytime they want.
However, although it had been a long time since it was first released, it was only in 2017 that the ingredients of the recipe was leaked, creating a flood of posts online claiming to have perfected for themselves the Big Mac special sauce.
Turns out, that the recipe included everyday ingredients, mixed and cooked to perfection. No need to buy anything special from the supermarket! While the ingredients are also posted in the Mcdonald’s website, the quantity of which actually was not disclosed. However the recipe was eventually leaked.
So, don’t worry ‘cause we’ve got you covered. Look no further because I’m about to help you create the special Big Mac sauce right from your kitchen!
Big Mac Sauce Ingredients
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp gherkin relish
2 tsp vinegar
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp crushed mustard seeds
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Big Mac Sauce Recipe
Step 1: Prepare the ingredients and be mindful of the quantity.
Step 2: Mix the mayonnaise and vinegar.
Step 3: Add the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder and white pepper.
Step 4: Mix well, then add the sugar and salt.
Step 5: Throw in gherkin relish and crushed mustard seed.
Step 6: Serve and enjoy!
Extra tip: Since this recipe involves a lot of mixing, you can save time and energy by using a Thermomix instead!
Make It Your Own
Because this is a homemade recipe, you can definitely add your own twist into it! Maybe try experimenting with different garnishes to make it your own!
For all the meat lovers out there, this sauce can be the extra punch to satisfy your fried or grilled meat craving. You can go ahead and add this with barbequed pork, or even fried chicken!
You don’t eat meat? It’s not a problem! This recipe is also perfect for vegans. Try slathering this sauce on your vegan burgers!
To make your homemade Mcdonalds Big Mac sauce even more amazing than it already is, try refrigerating it for a few minutes first before consuming. It is sure to tingle your taste buds!
So what are you waiting for? Get working on your very own Big Mac sauce!