Big Mac Secret Sauce

I made some Korean hamburgers the other day for my new blog (the burger patty recipe is BOMB, check check check it) and I had a couple patties left over so I thought it would be a good time to try out the Big Mac secret sauce recipe that’s been floating around online. Whut? It’s not thousand island dressing??

I had trouble accessing the video but there was a list of ingredients so I decided to just make it with my mouth. I came up with:

3 heaping T mayonnaise

1/2 t white wine vinegar

1/2 t paprika

1/2 t pickle relish

1/2 t garlic powder

1/2 t onion powder

3/4 t yellow mustard

a dash of sugar (optional)

Pretty fancy for fast food, no? Throw everything in a bowl and mix well.

It turned out a little too acidic for my taste so I tried to remedy that with a bit more mayo and a dash of sugar.

This sauce is delicious and it would be nice on other sandwiches, too. Thing is, it’s been a while since I had a Big Mac and I couldn’t tell if it tasted like the actual sauce. So I ordered one. With a side of twister fries and an apple pie. Purely for research purposes, of course. Oh, relax – I got a Diet Coke to counter all the calories. What do you mean that doesn’t make sense??

I think this is thousand island dressing. I’m a little confused. Aren’t all Big Macs created equal? Or maybe the whole secret sauce brouhaha is a hoax. Will definitely keep the sauce recipe for future homemade burgers.


Fun Food Fact: A nephew of the original founders of McDonald’s is named Ronald McDonald. I know that’s not a food fact but come on, it’s hilarious! Look, he even has a website.


5 replies »

  1. Thanks for sharing Sam. 🙂 I think you should have ordered their Big ‘n Tasty burger, it has the secret sauce. BigMac is just ordinary.

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