Todd Wilbur's clone of the famous burger - it's pretty much spot on and much lower in fat


  • 4 Hamburger buns - cut in 3.

  • 500g Heart smart beef mince.

  • 1 medium onion - REALLY finely diced.

  • 1 iceburg lettuce - finely shredded.

  • 4 slices cheddar cheese singles (it can't be real cheese)

  • Pickle slices - optional


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

  • 3 Tbsp Thousand Island dressing.

  • 4 tspn Sandwich pickle relish.

  • 1 Tbsp grated Onion.

  • 1 tspn white Vinegar

  • 1/4 tspn Balsamic Vinegar.

  • 1 tspn Sugar.

  • 1/4 tspn Salt.


  • 1.

    Put all the Special Sauce ingredients in a bowl, mix well and set aside in the fridge for the flavours to combine.

  • 2.

    Lightly toast the bun layers.

  • 3.

    Divide the mince into 8 portions and form into wide thin patties.

  • 4.

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

  • 5.

    Assemble burgers like this:

  • 6.

    Lower bun

  • 7.

    1 Tbsp Special sauce

  • 8.

    1/2 tspn chopped onion

  • 9.

    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

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)

  • Energy 834kj
  • Fat Total 62g
  • Saturated Fat 19g
  • Protein 34g
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Sodium 941mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by jackicamReport
No one said you had to : ) It sounds like you're still eating Heinz baby food and not on solids yet anyway...
Posted by Hot ChilliReport
When I saw this recipe I just had to try it...... and what can I say but it's wonderful!!! Not quite the same as a real Big Mac but close enough. Actually I liked it better than the real thing because it was so much more satisfying. I did make a few tiny changes being:-
1. Used a slice of real Colby cheese as I just prefer my family to not eat processed foods
2. Added a really finely diced pickle to the Special Sauce
3. Added Salt & Pepper to the meat patties
I guess the flavour of the special sauce all depends on which brands you used. I used Praise Mayo, Home Brand Thousand Island, 333 Sandwich Pickle Relish & 333 Pickles.
Great recipe jackicam, I'm going to try some more of yours!
Posted by jackicamReport
No I don't but you could blanch the finely diced onion if you want to make it a bit milder. No need to though
Posted by jackicamReport
Nope. Nothing. Trust me - it works. I was tempted to add something to the mince, but in sticking to the original Big Mac flavour, it needs absolutely nothing.