hillbilly big mac

★★★★★ 1
By Barbara Miller
from Mountain City, TN

This take on the popular fast food sandwich/burger is my version made with Beef Bologna. It was easy to do. I got my bologna sliced (almost 1/2" thick) from the deli to get the slices a bit thicker than the thick cut bologna in the cold cut case. You can use 3 of the thick cut slices for each slice (so 6 total). It really does taste similar to the fast food version. I used cheese sliced a bit thicker as well but you could use 2-3 slices of the singles wrapped cheese. It is hillbilly because of the bologna and "light" bread substitutions. I hope you enjoy it.

★★★★★ 1
serves one
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For hillbilly big mac

  • 2 slice
    deli beef bologna, cut about 1/2" thick
  • 3 slice
    white bread, prefer 2 heels and one regular slice
  • 1 slice
    american cheese
  • 3 tsp
    mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp
    ketchup or catsup
  • 7 slice
    dill pickle
  • 1/2 sm
    onion, diced fine
  • 1/2 c
    iceberg lettuce, diced fine

How To Make hillbilly big mac

  • 1
    Heat a skillet over med low heat. It does not have to be non-stick.
  • 2
    cut 4 small, about 1", slits into the outside edge of the bologna slices. They should be evenly spaced (or just eyeball it, LOL, no need to be exact) This will help the bologna lie flat and not curl up as it fries/browns during cooking.
  • 3
    Place the bologna in the hot skillet. If your skillet is small fry one slice at a time. Let the bologna brown but not burn.
  • 4
    While the bologna browns, mix the ketchup and mayo together. No need to dirty up a bowl, I just dollop the mayo on one side each of the bread slices and add the ketchup and spread it till it blends together. You will have 3 slices of bread spread with the sauce (mayo/ketchup mixture) Spread it to the edges. Like I said in the ingredients, I prefer to use the 2 "heel" end pieces of the bread as the outer slices of the sandwich.They help the sandwich have the look of a burger bun and the hold together better than with regular bread slices. But 3 regular slices of bread will work. Texas Toast (thick sliced bread) bread slices are great too.
  • 5
    Flip the bologna to brown the other side. Add the slice of cheese to the browned side of the first bologna slice so it will melt a little (only one bologna slice gets cheese added).
  • 6
    While that side browns Add the lettuce to one outer bun bread slice on the mayo/ketchup mixture and to the center slice piece on top of the mayo/ketchup mixture. You will have 2 slices with lettuce and sauce and one slice with only sauce.
  • 7
    Top the lettuce with the onion. You will have 2 slices of bread with sauce, lettuce and onion and one slice of bread with only sauce.
  • 8
    On the center slice of bread top the lettuce and onion with the pickle slices. Now you have one slice of bread with sauce, lettuce and onion. One slice of bread with sauce, lettuce, onion and pickle and one slice of bread with sauce only.
  • 9
    Place the browned bologna with the cheese on the slice of bread that has sauce, lettuce and onion.
  • 10
    If you are only cooking one slice of bologna at a time then add the second slice to the hot pan and let it be browning on both sides like the first slice.
  • 11
    Top the cheese from step 9 with the center slice of bread that has the sauce, lettuce, onion and pickle. With the pickle side facing up!
  • 12
    Once the second slice of bologna is browned on both sides, place it on the pickles.
  • 13
    Top the sandwich off with the last slice of bread, mayo/ketchup side touching the second slice of browned bologna.
  • 14
    I cut my sandwich in half but you don't have to. My Son says it tastes kinda like a Big Mac.
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