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"mac" sauce

(1 rating)
Kitchen Crew
By Kitchen Crew

The Big Mac: “two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun,” burgers don’t get more iconic. But what is that special sauce with its pinkish hue and pickle-ey chunks of zippy tangy deliciousness? After years of research and thousands of man-hours, we have a solution for you (actually, we just read the ingredients on McDonald's website); “Mac Sauce” is both more and less than ketchup, mustard, and mayo. For our sauce, we left out the unsavory-sounding ingredients McDonald's uses and added a couple classic ones: ketchup and mustard.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

A Big Mac is most assuredly incomplete without a sesame-laced bun; not whole if lettuce, onions, and pickles are omitted, but the soul of America’s favorite sandwich is the sauce. Our recipe is easily made with stuff you already have in the pantry and just as yummy (more so if we do say so ourselves) as the Golden Arches tour de force.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For "mac" sauce

  • 1/4 lg
    white onion
  • 1/3 c
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet pickle relish
  • 1 Tbsp
    distilled white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    yellow mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How To Make "mac" sauce

  • grating onion
    Grate the onion using a grater or microplane until you have 1 tablespoon.
  • mixing ingredients
    Mix the grated onion and remaining ingredients together and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • sauce spread
    This "Mac" sauce is best the day after it is made