Big Mac Sauce Recipe

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Burger using our Big Mac sauce recipe

Tired of waiting in long queues at McDonald’s just to savor the iconic Big Mac sauce? 

We’ve got you covered! After rigorous testing and tweaking, we’ve crafted the perfect replica of the renowned Big Mac sauce recipe. While the list of ingredients might seem extensive, the process is surprisingly simple

For those curious about the differences between the Big Mac sauce and the Big Tasty sauce, or any other related queries, scroll down to our FAQ section after the recipe. If you’ve got a hankering for Big Tasty sauce instead why not try our recipe!

Right enough chat, let’s get to the recipe:

Serves: 16

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes
Marinating Time: 24 Hours
Total Time: 24 Hours


  • 115g Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp French Dressing
  • 4 tsp Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 tbsp Finely Minced White Onion
  • 1 tsp White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Mustard
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 1 tsp Paprika



  1. In a spacious mixing bowl, blend the mayonnaise, French dressing, and mustard. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Introduce the sweet pickle relish, minced onion, and minced garlic to the bowl. Stir until these ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Incorporate the white vinegar, sugar, salt, and paprika. Mix thoroughly until the sauce achieves a consistent texture.
  4. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if necessary. For a tangier flavor, consider adding a bit more vinegar.
  5. Once satisfied with the taste, refrigerate the sauce overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and the sauce to achieve the desired consistency.

FAQ's on Big Mac Sauce

What is the Big Mac sauce made of?

The ingredients for our homemade Big Mac sauce are listed above. Comparatively, the official McDonald’s website lists a variety of ingredients for their signature sauce, some of which overlap with our recipe.

According to the official McDonalds website, the following ingredients make up their famous Big Mac sauce:

  • Water
  • Rapeseed Oil
  • Gherkin
  • Spirit Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Modified Maize Starch
  • Allergen Ingredient: Free Range EGG Yolk
  • Spices (contain Allergen Ingredient: MUSTARD)
  • Salt
  • Glucose-Fructose Syrup
  • Thickener (Xanthan Gum)
  • Natural Flavourings
  • Firming Agent (Calcium Chloride)
As you can see, there are some similarities between our recipe and the official McDonalds one.

Can you purchase Big Mac sauce?

While there are many burger sauces available online, the authentic Big Mac sauce is exclusive to McDonald’s and is not available for retail purchase. However they have started selling individual pots of the Big Mac sauce in the UK.

How does the Big Mac sauce differ from the Big Tasty sauce?

The primary distinction between the two is the smoky undertone present in the Big Tasty sauce, achieved using liquid smoke. The Big Mac sauce, on the other hand, has a tangier and slightly sweeter profile.

Any recommended brands for ingredients?

For those seeking a specific brand recommendation, we used Heinz Mayonnaise and French’s Classic Yellow Mustard in our recipe, which complemented the other ingredients beautifully.