This Big Mac Sauce Recipe is a copycat of the popular burger from McDonald's! Made from scratch with pantry ingredients, it's even better than the original.
Use it with burgers, chicken nuggets, fries, even salads! It's the sauce that will take them to a new level of flavor.
When it comes to burgers or sandwiches, it's not all about the patty. Toppings can make a big difference! Like this Big Mac Sauce. It's a copycat of the famous sauce from McDonald's that has fans all over the world. But you can make it in your own kitchen, with ingredients that are probably already in your pantry and fridge! The sauce is creamy, tangy with the perfect amount of pickles and onion for texture. Next time you are grilling burgers, toast the bun first, then spread a generous amount of this sauce before placing the beef patty. Follow with your usual toppings and enjoy!
- pickle relish (I used dill)
- yellow onion
- apple cider vinegar
- yellow mustard
- ketchup or BBQ sauce
- spices: salt, paprika, garlic powder, and sugar
How to make Big Mac Sauce from scratch?
- Start by measuring out the ingredients.
- Place everything in a bowl and stir together.
- Taste it and adjust by adding more of what you like.
- Cover the bowl and chill the sauce for 2 hours.
How to serve Big Mac sauce?
This sauce is a delicious topping on burgers, chicken sandwiches as well as a great dipping sauce for fries, onion rings, chicken nuggets. You can also use it as a dressing in cheeseburger salad.
This sauce should be stored in a container with a lid, in the fridge. It will last for up to 3 days.
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Big Mac Sauce Copycat Recipe
- ¾ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons pickle relish I used dill
- 2 tablespoons minced onion see note
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- In a mixing bowl, combine mayo, relish, ketchup, mustard and vinegar. Mix well.
- Add minced onion and spices. Stir in well.
- Cover the bowl and chill the sauce for at least 1 hour.
- Serve as a burger or sandwich spread or dipping sauce.
- This sauce should be stored in a container with a lid, in the fridge. It will last for up to 1 week.
- For my preferred texture, I grate the onion on the large hole size of a box grater.
If you prefer the sauce on the sweeter side, use sweet relish.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use calorie counter you are familiar with.
I had a craving for a Big Mac and fries today but I didn’t want to go to McDonald’s so I decided to make Big Mac fries and that’s how I stumbled across this recipe. SO glad I did! This is one of the best sauces ever and it’s soo close to the real thing, but better!! I can still smell the onion on my breath…no regrets whatsoever. I can now die a happy woman. Thank you for sharing!
Forgot to add that the only change I made was adding stone ground mustard because that’s what I had on hand.
Hi Lay! That's fantastic! Nothing like making restaurant food at home, especially when the cravings hit. I am so glad you enjoyed the sauce! Thank you for giving my recipe a try!
What is blue Cheese Sauce or how do u make it sounds interesting thanks
It really tastes just like the real thing. Love it on burgers and onion rings!
Yay! Thank you, Krystle!
We made this tonight to go with burgers and it's SPOT ON! Thank you for this recipe! Delish!
That's fantastic! Thank you, Courtney!
My husband is a HUGE fan of this sauce! Loves it! Loves having it for homemade burgers and even on grilled cheese sandwiches and deli sandwiches! Lol... I have to monitor how much he has so he doesn't pig out on it!
Hahaha! Same here, Betsy! It's a favorite!
Richard Stippick says
That is not the ingredients for the original mcdonalds big mac sauce i have stumbled on to it and it is a mixure of blue cheese sauce and ketchup to taste. The blue cheese sauce gives it that creamy nutty flavor overtones that people cant put their finger on but many have tried and failed. No mayonaise. Let me know what you think.
Hi Richard! I've never seen blue cheese sauce in a recipe for Big Mac sauce. Hmm.. Have you tried it? No mayo, blue cheese sauce and ketchup - that sounds like a different sauce to me. I hope you will give my recipe a try!