sick of maccas fatty food and other take aways, we decided to start making "take away" at home so i have started to add a few "reastaurant" recipes for others to try. if u like indian def give the samosas a go xx


  • 4 Hamburger buns cut intp 3 slices.

  • 500g beef mince.

  • salt and pepper

  • 1 medium onion finely diced.

  • lettuce - finely shredded.

  • 4 slices cheddar cheese singles (it can't be real cheese because maccas use processed cheese and the block cheese it just too strong) i use a soy cheese, its bright orangey yellow the same as the maccas one, tastes the same, and available at woolies.

  • Pickles if wanted, (hard to find the maccas ones)


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (not whole egg style)

  • 3 Tbsp Thousand Island dressing.

  • 2 Tbsp American Mustard

  • 1 Tbsp grated Onion.

  • 1 finely diced pickle.

  • 1 tspn Sugar.

  • 1/4 tspn Salt.


  • 1.

    Put all the Special Sauce ingredients in a bowl, mixl and set aside in the fridge.

  • 2.

    LIGHTLY toast the bun layers, dont toast the actual outside of the bun, that should be soft.

  • 3.

    Add salt and Pepper to mince then divide into 8 portions and press into wide thin patties. (circles should be a bit bigger than the bun circumfrence, as the shrink in cooking)

  • 4.

    Fry patties til cooked in a little oil or use cooking spray.

  • 5.

    Assemble burgers

  • 6.

    Bottom Bun-

  • 7.

    1 Tbsp Special sauce

  • 8.

    1/2 tspn chopped onion

  • 9.

    Sml amount of shredded lettuce

  • 10.

    Beef patty

  • 11.

    1 slice cheese

  • 12.

    Middle bun-

  • 13.

    1 Tbsp Special Sauce

  • 14.

    1/2 tspn Onion

  • 15.

    Shredded lettuce

  • 16.

    Beef patty

  • 17.

    Sliced pickles

  • 18.

    Top of bun

  • 19.

    (you can add more sauce and cheese if you like)

  • 20.

    I like to squash them down a little to look like a maccas one

  • 21.

    Serve with baked shoestring fries tossed in salt and a soft drink


its pretty spot on x
my hubby loves these burgers and says he cant taste the difference.

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Posted by COOKING_MAMA™Report
this moron obviously didnt even cook it, idiots
Posted by KrystynaCooksReport
Cooking Mama I used to love Big Macs but got sick of the over heated lettuce so I changed to Hungry Jacks Junior Whopper where I get them made to order. 2 weeks ago I went back to MacDonalds & asked for no pickles & was so disappointed. YOUR Burger looks SO GOOD I am going for a big THUMBS UP with your burger THANKS for the great recipe. I also agree with KT70's comment
Posted by jackicamReport
Willy, why don't you and adfg just get off this site and stop being such pains in the a***s, you might want to learn a bit of grammer and how to spell instead - and get your mummy to teach you some manners.
Posted by Phil JReport
All good . . .
Posted by COOKING_MAMA™Report
oh my god get a life!
Posted by RohanReport
"i like to squash them down a little to look like a maccas one" - haha :)

Is this as fattening and unhealthly as a Maccas one?
Posted by RohanReport
Hey cool never thought of making a Big Mac at home
Posted by Sarah226Report
todd wilber has his own website, but if you look carefully, this recipe although is for the same thing does not have identical ingredients as the one on todds website.
i think this version looks great, going to try it out for my hubby tonight :-)
Posted by COOKING_MAMA™Report
thanks everyone, i never "got this recipe" i looked at a big mac and then replicated it myself. that goes for ALL my recipes i have cooked since i was a little kid and never really use a recipe so all mine are the way i have made and adapted them over the years FROM MY HEAD not anyone elses
Posted by COOKING_MAMA™Report
thanks hehehehe some people just have no idea