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Cat Cora's Copycat McDonald's Big Mac

Cat Cora's Copycat McDonald's Big Mac

Makes 4 Burgers 


For the Sauce
3 tbsp. mayonnaise

3 tbsp. finely chopped onions

3 tbsp. pickle relish 3 tbsp. ketchup

1 tbsp. deli mustard

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. sweet paprika

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 tsp. white wine vinegar

For the Burgers
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 lb. ground beef

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 white onion, finely diced

8 seeded burger buns

1/4 head butter lettuce, finely shredded

2 large dill pickles, thinly sliced

4 slices cheddar cheese


Make the burger sauce:
In a medium bowl, add all of the sauce ingredients and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate to allow the flavors to combine for 1 hour.

In a separate bowl, season the ground beef with salt and pepper and form into 8 equal balls (2 ounces each). Press evenly into a 4 3/4" ring. Brush the insides of the buns with the oil and toast in a large skillet lightly over medium heat. Set aside. Add oil to pan to medium high. Once the oil is hot fry the patties (in two batches) for 2 minutes per side, until cooked. On four of the patties, top with a slice of cheese for the final minute to allow it to melt a little.

To assemble the burgers, spread the burger sauce across the bottom bun. Sprinkle some of the onions and shredded lettuce then add one burger patty. Top with a second bottom bun, more burger sauce, onions, lettuce, and pickles.

Finally, add the second burger patty and top with the bun. 

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