McDonald's Secret Sauce (C. 1968-69)

Kelly Williams


This recipe is from the 1968 McDonald's Manager's Handbook put out in 1969 (1968 year). They quickly removed the recipe after realizing they had a very appealing "secret sauce." It was included as an emergency recipe in the event a particular store ran out of the pre-made sauce. Enjoy! It's the real deal!


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Makes 1 cup
5 Min


  • 1/4 cup
    miracle whip
  • 1/4 cup
  • 2 1/2 Tbl.
    wishbone deluxe french salad dressing (the orange stuff)
  • 1/2 Tbl.
    heinz sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tbl.
    vlasic (or heinz) dill pickle relish
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1 tsp.
    dried onion flakes
  • 1 tsp.
    white vinegar
  • 1 tsp.
  • 1/8 tsp.

How to Make McDonald's Secret Sauce (C. 1968-69)


  1. Mix everything very well in a small container. (No streaks!)
    Microwave 25 seconds, and stir well again. Cover, and refrigerate at LEAST 1 hour before using (to allow all of the flavors to "meld").
    Makes about 1 cup -- enough for about 8 Big Macs!

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About McDonald's Secret Sauce (C. 1968-69)

Course/Dish: Spreads Dressings
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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