This Big “Zesty” Mac recipe tastes just like your favourite McDonald’s burger with a local twist. This classic features juicy hamburger patties, sesame seed buns, pickles, onions and lots of secret sauce. The burgers are served with a side of oven baked fries.
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Setup & make the fries:
Wash and rinse all produce.Preheat the oven to 430F.
Peel the potatoes and cut in fries shape, about 1 cm thick. Place the fries on a lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, season with salt & pepper. Bake 25 minutes or until fries are golden. Keep the oven on to heat the buns.
BBQ note: If using a BBQ, turn on BBQ to med-high for the patties.
Cook the patties (BBQ or pan):
BBQ: Grill the beef and pork patties for 5 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
Pan: Place the beef and pork patties in a lightly oiled pan on medium heat for 6-7 minutes per side.
*Ensure the patties are cooked to a minimal internal temperature of 160F.
Prepare the toppings: Slice the onion and the pickles.
Melt the cheese & toast the buns: Place the cheddar cheese on the patty. Let melt.
Place the sesame buns on a baking sheet. Heat in the oven for 1-2 minutes.
BBQ note: Turn off the heat, toast the sesame buns for 1-2 minutes.
Assemble & serve: Place 1/2 tbsp big mac zesty sauce on each half bun. Top with a patty, lettuce, pickles and onion slices. Top each burger with the top bun. Serve with a side of baked fries and the rest of the big mac zesty sauce.
Recommended Wine Pairing
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PETER LEHMANN LAYERS WHITE
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Price (SLGA): $17.75
Note: We cannot guarantee any dish is allergen free.
Cooking with Kids
Cooking for kids?
Let the kids garnish their own burger.
Making this recipe with kids?
Ask the child to help by completing step 1 & 5:
- Drizzle the potatoes with oil and season with salt & pepper.
- Assemble & Serve