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.
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.
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)
- Dice/mince ingredients if necessary.
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Stir & taste for salt.
- Use it as a burger sauce, salad dressing, or more!