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| Servings: 6


Why go to McDonald’s for a Big Mac when you can make your own, using fresh ingredients from your own kitchen. So GOOD!!

  • Sauce:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons French dressing
  • 1 heaped tablespoon sweet relish
  • 3 teaspoons dill gherkin pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon tomato sauce
  • salt to taste
  • For the burgers:
  • 1 kg lean beef mince; form into 12 thin, large patties
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 Hamburger rolls, 6 tops and 12 bottoms
  • butter
  • shredded lettuce
  • dill gherkins
  • minced fresh onion
  • 12 cheese slices
  • olive oil

To make Sauce:
Combine all the ingredients, cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Season the patties with salt and pepper and rub with a little olive oil.
Fry in a non stick pan until done. Top with cheese slices; add a splash of water and cover with a lid, heat until the cheese is melted.
Butter the insides of the rolls and toast on a non stick pan over medium-high heat. Set aside.
Put sauce on the buttered side of each bun then on the bottom and middle one, put onions, pickled gherkins and lettuce.
Top with a patty. Stack them together.
Serve hot with a side of fries.

Recipe and photo: Elize de Kock


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