Big Mac Sauce

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Do you love Big Mac sauce and want to make it yourself? Great news! Today, we're showing you how to whip up this famous sauce right at home. We've got an awesome recipe that's just like the real thing, plus some cool tips to make it even better.

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You'll see it's super easy to make. Soon, you'll want to add it to everything – burgers, sandwiches, fries, you name it!

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Why This Recipe Works

This Big Mac sauce recipe doesn't just stand out because of its iconic flavor. It is also incredibly versatile and remarkably simplistic.

Armed with some simple kitchen staples and a few basic kitchen skills, you can create this tasty condiment using minimal effort. In less than 10 minutes, you'll have a sauce that you can add to just about any meal. Add your tangy Big Mac sauce to your hamburgers, sandwiches, wraps, and even salads. You'll love how much flavor you can add to your meals with this simplistic yet iconic Big Mac sauce recipe.

Ingredients

Mayonnaise:

Mayonnaise is a key element in this Big Mac sauce recipe, acting as the base and contributing to its creamy texture. If you are looking for a lighter option, try substituting mayo for some Greek yogurt or sour cream. For those with dietary restrictions, swap out the mayo for vegan mayo, smashed avocado, silken tofu, or cashew cream. However, be mindful that alterations could influence both the flavor and texture of your Big Mac Sauce.

Paprika and Garlic Powder:

The secret behind the rich and savory undertones of this Big Mac sauce lies in the paprika and garlic powder. The paprika introduces a subtle smokiness, while garlic powder adds depth and complexity.

Dried Parsley and Onion Powder:

Dried parsley and onion powder are essential elements as they are pivotal to achieving the right balance and replicating the distinct taste of a Big Mac.

Yellow Mustard:

The yellow mustard brings that delightful tang that we love so much to the Big Mac sauce. However, you can feel free to use any kind of mustard you like from Dijon to grainy or even mustard powder can be used (for every tablespoon of yellow mustard required, substitute ½ a teaspoon of mustard powder and 2 teaspoons of water.

Sweet Pickles:

You can use diced sweet pickles, like the recipe calls for, or you can use relish which will render relatively similar results. For a more savory option, try making your Big Mac sauce with diced dill pickles instead.

How to Make Big Mac Sauce

Step One: 

Gather all your ingredients – mayonnaise, paprika, garlic powder, dried parsley, onion powder, yellow mustard, and diced sweet pickles - in a small bowl.

Step Two: 

Once your ingredients are in the bowl, stir to combine. This ensures an even distribution of flavors, preventing lumps and creating a cohesive texture.

Step Three: 

Serve it with your favorite burger or sandwich, and enjoy 🙂

Tips

  • Combine your dry and wet ingredients separately, then add the dry ingredients to the wet. This allows for a more even dispersion of the seasonings throughout the sauce, reduces lumps, and prevents you from overmixing to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  • Allow the sauce to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using it. This helps the flavors meld together for a more cohesive taste.
  • Feel free to experiment with the flavors in your Big Mac Sauce by adding or removing any herbs or spices you want. If you want your Big Mac sauce to have a little kick, add a bit of cayenne, black pepper, or crushed red pepper to the mix. For something more savory, add oregano, dill, or thyme.

What to Serve With Big Mac Sauce

The versatility of Big Mac sauce extends beyond burgers, making it a delightful addition to a variety of dishes. Use it as a dipping sauce for crispy chicken fingers or nuggets. Transform your wraps or sandwiches with a generous helping of Big Mac sauce for an extra burst of flavor. You can even elevate the classic french fries experience by dipping them in this savory concoction. For a veggie-centric option, use it as a flavorful dressing for salads, providing a creamy and tangy kick.

FAQs

How Close Is This to the Original McDonald's Recipe?

While the exact recipe for McDonald's Big Mac sauce is a well-guarded secret, the combination of mayonnaise, paprika, garlic powder, dried parsley, onion powder, yellow mustard, and sweet pickles in this recipe captures the essential elements that contribute to the signature flavor.

How long can leftover Big Mac Sauce be kept fresh?

Leftover Big Mac sauce can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container. Freezing is an option to extend shelf life for up to 2 months, but note that mayonnaise-based sauces may undergo textural changes.

Is this Big Mac sauce recipe vegan? Gluten-free?

While this recipe is gluten-free, it is not vegan. This can be easily changed by substituting the mayonnaise for a plant-based alternative.

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Homemade Big Mac Sauce

This quick and easy recipe for the iconic McDonald's Big Mac sauce will have you adding it to just about every meal you make.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Condiment, Dip and Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Big Mac Sauce, Big Mac Sauce Recipe, copycat Big Mac Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 cup sweet pickle diced

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients – mayonnaise, paprika, garlic powder, dried parsley, onion powder, yellow mustard, and diced sweet pickles - in a small bowl.
  • Once your ingredients are in the bowl, stir to combine. This ensures an even distribution of flavors, preventing lumps and creating a cohesive texture.
  • Serve it with your favorite burger or sandwich, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 280kcal Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 1g Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 16mg Sodium: 395mg Potassium: 42mg Fiber: 0.5g Sugar: 5g Vitamin A: 235IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 22mg Iron: 0.2mg

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Notes

  • Combine your dry and wet ingredients separately, then add the dry ingredients to the wet. This allows for a more even dispersion of the seasonings throughout the sauce, reduces lumps, and prevents you from overmixing to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  • Allow the sauce to rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before using it. This helps the flavors meld together for a more cohesive taste.
  • Feel free to experiment with the flavors in your Big Mac Sauce by adding or removing any herbs or spices you want. If you want your Big Mac sauce to have a little kick, add a bit of cayenne, black pepper, or crushed red pepper to the mix. For something more savory, add oregano, dill, or thyme.
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