Big Mac® Clone


A very delicious, authentic, and most importantly great clone of a Big Mac® from McDonald's®.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
14 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
39 mins
2 burgers


  • pound ground beef (85% lean)

  • 2 cups mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish

  • 1 ½ teaspoons white wine vinegar, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • 4 hamburger bun bottoms

  • 2 hamburger bun tops

  • 2 tablespoons minced onion, or to taste

  • ½ cup shredded lettuce, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle slices, or to taste

  • 2 slices American cheese

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Shape ground beef into 4 flat patties that will fit the hamburger buns. Place them on a tray lined with waxed paper; transfer to the freezer.

  2. Mix mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, white wine vinegar, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika in a bowl to make sauce. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Toast buns in batches until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

  4. Layer some of the sauce, 1 tablespoon minced onion, 2 tablespoons lettuce, and pickles on 2 bottom buns. Layer some of the sauce and remaining 1 tablespoon minced onion, 2 tablespoons lettuce, and American cheese on the other bottom buns.

  5. Season patties with salt and pepper. Cook in the hot skillet 2 at a time until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Place 1 patty over each bottom bun; stack and cover with top buns.

Cook's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sauce. The actual amount of sauce consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

2395 Calories
209g Fat
83g Carbs
52g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 2395
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 209g 267%
Saturated Fat 40g 202%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 2987mg 130%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 52g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 373mg 29%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 378mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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