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Homemade ‘Big Mac’ recipe goes viral

Here's how you can recreate it.
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If there’s one menu item McDonald’s is synonymous with, it’s the Big Mac. Beloved for its double-decker beef patties, melted cheese, pickle and onion combo and signature Big Mac special sauce, it’s a popular order choice for many.

WATCH: Big Mac special sauce. Article continues after video.

The flavour is so addictive that some have even taken to recreating it at home! Recipes for ‘Big Mac’ wraps and smashed tacos have reached virality across TikTok and YouTube, with users making their own spin on the Maccas classic.

For those wanting to try their hand at ‘fakeaway’ (healthier, low-cost alternatives to takeaway favourites) cooking, here we share the recipe to the viral ‘Big Mac’ wrap.

WATCH: ‘Big Mac’ wrap. Article continues after video.

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Ingredients

  • Ground beef
  • Salt and pepper 
  • Flour tortilla
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced pickles
  • Diced onions
  • Fries

MAC SAUCE

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Method

1. Prepare your beef by portioning your amount into 2oz balls. One at a time, place the ball between two sheets of baking paper and flatten using a glass to create your patty shape.

2. Heat up a lightly oiled frypan over medium-high heat. Add patty and cook for about 6 minutes, or until browned. Turn over. Cook for a further 6 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Remove.

3. Lay your tortilla on a flat surface and make a slice halfway up the centre. Working in quadrants, place a slice of cheese and the patty atop one quarter. 

4. Combine your mac sauce ingredients in a bowl and place a dollop on the opposite quarter. Layer lettuce on top.

5. For a touch of fun, add a handful of fries on another quarter. Place pickle slices and diced onions on the remaining quarter. Season with salt.

6. Fold each quarter in half so that they stack on top of each other (see video for demonstration). Enjoy!

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