Friday 29 June 2012

Caker Canada Day Edition: Homemade Big Mac Sauce

While you Americans have to wait a few days for your holiday, we here in Canada have a looong weekend coming up. When I think of Canada Day, I think of hunting beavers, using maple syrup as sunscreen and getting my groove on to Rita MacNeil. I also think of BBQs. And if you're planning to inhale some burgers this weekend, how 'bout some Big Mac sauce to go with them?

I'm not Mckidding – this homemade version tastes exactly like the real thing. But make sure to let it sit for a few hours in the fridge. To make your own Big Mac, take 1 1/2 buns, two patties, some chopped iceberg lettuce, minced white onions, a few cheese slices, some pickles and a good dollop of this sauce and you'll be saying, "I'm lovin' it!"  

Happy Caker Canada Day!

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons French dressing
4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon finely minced white onion
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine everything in a bowl. Refrigerate in covered container for several hours or overnight. Stir a few times as it chills. Makes about 3/4 cup.

Source: I can't remember where I got this from. But I guarantee you it didn't come from Ronald.

UPDATE: The week after I posted this, McDonald's came out with a video which gave the recipe for Big Mac sauce. A McCoincidence? I think not. Obviously, they saw my post, freaked out and then created an alternate (and fake!) recipe to deflect attention from Caker Cooking. Folks, we won't be held down! This is the REAL recipe! Fight the McMan! 


  1. Oh my gawd, that looks delicious.

  2. Kathy, I didn't think I'd make it through the entire thing, but it disappeared quickly. Needless to say, it was really, really good.

  3. Please tell me those are individually wrapped Kraft singles on that burger.

    1. Sure are. And for once, I didn't forget to take the plastic wrap off.

  4. I'm going to have to try this. Foolish me, I always thought McD's Special Sauce was just Thousand Island Dressing.
    Seven ingredients in this recipe, Brian. A new record?