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Homemade Big Mac Copycat Sauce

The other day, I was going to make my hubby’s famous salad¬†for dinner when I realized that I did not have any 1,000 island dressing. It had been quite a while since we had fresh salad in this house, to be honest. Baby boy really hasn’t wanted many fresh veggies.

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Baby boy Blueberry due in September!

I knew that 1,000 island dressing is basically what we Hispanics call ‘mayokechu’ (mayonnaise + ketchup) plus some other seasonings, so I looked up a homemade recipe. The only thing is that I didn’t exactly have all the ingredients on hand for this recipe, either. So I improvised. I made a dressing & it came out delicious and tasting familiar – and not just because I was going for 1,000 island. When my husband tried it, he pinpointed why.

He said, “this tastes just like Big Mac sauce.”

Aha, yes! Big Macs are something Blueberry definitely does enjoy, so I’ve had more than a couple this pregnancy. The dressing tasted great in the salad, but once we made that Big Mac connection, I knew burgers for dinner were definitely in our near future.

Homemade Big Mac Copycat Sauce - Mrs. Dessert Monster

Sure enough, a few days later we put the leftover dressing/sauce on some homemade Big Macs.

I didn’t seek out trying to make a Big Mac copycat sauce, so I don’t know if my recipe is similar to any others out there. I do know that whenever I’ve feeling like adding something more ‘special’ to burgers at home, I will be making this now! And I know it would taste great on cheeseburger lasagna rolls, too!

Homemade Big Mac Copycat Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 sandwich slice of pickle, or 1 pickle spear, or about 5-6 pickle chips finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced onion (I use red onion just like the original recipe, but use whatever you have!)
  • 1 small garlic clove minced or pressed.
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • salt to taste (a pinch or more)
  1. Dice/mince ingredients if necessary.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Stir & taste for salt.
  3. Use it as a burger sauce, salad dressing, or more!

Guava Brie Burger

There’s this restaurant in the hipster neighborhood of Wynwood (Miami) called Kush that serves an amazingly delicious burger. The burger is so…well, let me just copy the menu description for you:

Burger served with guava jelly, melted Gruyere, stuffed with potato stix, crispy bacon, LoKal sauce and then pressed on a flat top grill.

Are you drooling yet? You should be!

I was inspired by this burger to make my own – albeit less decadent – burger.

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(This is really less of a recipe & more of a burger topping suggestion!)

We had some Bubba burgers left over from a family barbecue, brie cheese left over from another recipe, & guava paste because I’m Cuban & it’s a staple in my house. Bingo.

If this combination sounds weird to you, just know that guava & cheese is a CLASSIC in the Hispanic community.

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I cut up the brie & guava paste to melt over the pre-cooked patty.

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To complete this beautiful burger I turned to another classic Hispanic pairing – mayoketchu. As the name suggests, it’s equal parts mayonnaise & ketchup. It’s also surprisingly tasty to someone who hates ketchup (me).

Put it all together on a bun & you have an wonderfully Hispanic Hamburger.

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I’m not the greatest at taking pictures of sandwiches/burger, but that still looks pretty great to me!

Guava Brie Burger

  • Cooked hamburger patty
  • Guava paste
  • Brie
  • Mayoketchu (equal parts mayonnaise & ketchup)
  • Bun
  1. Place hamburger in a pan with sliced guava paste & brie on top. Cover with lid & heat until cheese is melted.Place on bun with mayoketchu.
  2. Eat & enjoy!
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