Easy Hamburger Recipe – Homemade Big Mac

Welcome to this edition of cooking with Liquid. πŸ˜€Β Today we’ll be making a simple yet delicious cheeseburger. As many of you may already know, McDonald’s recently started to sell its secret sauces in grocery stores across Canada. This is the first time ordinary consumers can recreate the iconic tastes of the famous restaurant at home without buying dozens of separate ingredients. So in today’s post let’s learn how to make the world renowned Big Mac sandwich! πŸ™‚

Easy Big Mac Recipe


  • Hamburger buns
  • Hamburger patties
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped onions
  • Sliced pickles
  • Sliced cheddar cheese
  • McDonald’s Big Mac sauce


Cooking Instructions:

  1. Cook 2 hamburger patties.
  2. Place some lettuce and a slice of cheese on a bottom bun and toast it in an oven until the cheese melts.
  3. Place 1 cooked patty on top of the cheese, followed by another bottom bun.
  4. Continue stacking with Big Mac sauce, lettuce, pickles, another patty, and finally the top bun.

Eh Voila! Within 15 minutes you have yourself a juicy cheeseburger, Big Mac style. πŸ™‚

If you don’t want to be lazy like me, then you can make your own beef patties using ground beef. Just make sure the size of your raw patties is slightly larger than your buns. The patties will shrink a bit as they cook. Grilling is the best way to make burger patties, but cooking them in a cast iron or non-stick pan over medium heat for 4 minutes on each side works as well.

Unlike steak, ground beef should be cooked thoroughly to kill any harmful bacteria that might be in the center of the patties.

The total cost to make this kind of burger at home should cost around $4 to $6 depending on how big you make it. For reference, McDonald’s restaurants use 45 gram hamburger patties for their Big Macs. The patties I bought from Superstore seen in the image above were 130 grams each, at a cost of $1.50 each.

If you do not have access to the Big Mac sauce, you can substitute with Thousand Island dressing, which tastes very similar.

Congrats!Β You’ve learned how to make your very own Big Mac sandwich. You deserve a patty on the back. πŸ˜€


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05/18/2017 4:22 pm

I don’t see the appeal myself. I crave mcdicks once a year or two but it isn’t a “good” burger.

get some ground beef and spice that up with some hot mustard, garlic, worchestershir, cayenne, salt & pepper….
top her with aged cheddar, ketchup, lettuce,
crispy bacon…. mmmmmmm

we had some odd experiences in Panama and some Baltic states where you’d be in a high end restaurant and the menu would be: filet mignon, seared salmon, and…. our appoximation of a $4 McDonald’s hamburger. (for $20)
so bizarre.

05/19/2017 6:01 am

First you guys get “All Dressed” Chips and now this?

I know a few weeks back they did a give away of Big Mac sauces here in the US, and those things were going for a decent amount of money on eBay… I wonder if you could make any money selling this to suckers south of the border.

05/19/2017 12:27 pm
Reply to  Brian
Mrs. Picky Pincher
05/19/2017 6:47 am

I was going to say, it’s usually more affordable to form your own hamburger patties instead of buying the pre-bought ones. I’d also suggest making your own Big Mac sauce if you can! Pinterest has tons of copycat recipes.

John R
John R
05/19/2017 3:55 pm

home made fresh always, never frozen patties with the additives which is just as bad as a McD.

IN my part of the world here in the GTA of Southern Ontario lean ground beef can be bought for $2.99/lb. 1/4 patty ($0.75) + fresh bun ($0.50) + toppings ($0.25) $1.50 for the freshest home made 1/4lb burger. No waste, no need to drive to a hamburger take out & no disposable paper or cardboard. Add fresh cheese from the block not the processed crap.

Same with home made Pasta, Pizza or whatever.

Take out food places, restaurants & diners are in the business to make money from folks that have money to throw away.

If you want home cooked food, then eat at home.

05/20/2017 1:56 pm

That looks pretty good for a Big Mac imitation! Cost and time wise is not really worth it. I think it’s too much work. Besides you can use their BOGO coupon to lower your Big Mac cost for your cravings!

05/21/2017 5:53 pm

I was a little bit tempted to buy the fish sauce (really it’s just mayo) to put on my vegetarian fish!