McDonald’s is best known for cheap and quick fast foods, but not for their nutritional content. That’s why we challenged ourselves to make our own version based on McDonald’s Canada video. Just how will the Big Mac turn out?

We used the freshest ingredients available to the common college student. No expense spared. Here’s our rendition versus McDonald’s Big Mac.

What’s interesting is the difference in taste. The homemade version’s sauce had more “punch” to the flavour than the Big Mac’s flat sauce. That being said, our patties needed more salt to add extra flavour. Although our version had an interesting flavour to its sauce, it’s better to buy it if you are short on time.

Special thanks to Jackie Nguyen and Kelson Miron for helping out. Owe you guys one.

Homemade Big Mac

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:10 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Servings:1 burger
  • Easy


  • 1 slice of onion
  • 1 leaf of lettuce
  • 2 slice of cheese
  • 1 tube of beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 pinch black pepper powder
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 pinch paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoon relish
  • Dill pickle chips
Photo by Jacqueline Nguyen
  • Step 1

    Prepare all dry ingredients.

    Photo by Jacqueline Nguyen
  • Step 2

    Mix mayonnaise, relish, mustard, white vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. The key to this sauce is contrasting flavours.

    Photo by Jacqueline Nguyen
  • Step 3

    Add salt, pepper, and egg into the ground beef. Blend well.

    Photo by Kelda Baljon
  • Step 4

    Form mixture into patties. Cook until it’s well done, 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

    Photo by Jacqueline Nguyen
  • Step 5

    Assemble all ingredients.

    Photo by Jacqueline Nguyen