Big Mac Clone

Background and History

The Big Mac is an iconic burger introduced by McDonald’s in 1967 by franchisee Jim Delligatti. Its popularity quickly soared, becoming one of the most recognizable fast-food items worldwide. The Big Mac is renowned for its unique combination of flavors and ingredients, making it a favorite among burger enthusiasts.


  • 4 Big Mac Clone burgers


  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup finely diced onions
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 16 dill pickle slices
  • 1/2 cup special sauce (mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, white vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the grill or skillet

Preheat your grill or skillet over medium-high heat.

Shape the patties

Divide the ground beef into 8 equal portions and shape them into thin patties, roughly the same size as the hamburger buns. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

Cook the patties

Grill or cook the patties in the skillet for about 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are cooked to your desired level of doneness. During the last minute of cooking, add a slice of cheese on top of each patty to melt.

Toast the buns

While the patties are cooking, lightly toast the hamburger buns on the grill or in a toaster.

Assemble the burgers

On the bottom half of each bun, spread a tablespoon of special sauce. Layer shredded lettuce, diced onions, two pickle slices, a cheese-topped patty, another tablespoon of special sauce, and finally, the top half of the bun.


Serve your Big Mac Clones immediately with your favorite side dishes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

  • Calories: 550
  • Total Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 1150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 33g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 30g


  • Customize your Big Mac Clone by adjusting the amount of special sauce, pickles, or onions to suit your taste preferences.
  • You can also add additional toppings such as tomato slices or bacon for extra flavor.

Allergy Warning

  • Contains dairy (cheese).
  • Contains gluten (hamburger buns).
  • May contain traces of soy and sesame (from buns and sauce ingredients).

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