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.
Make the patties mixture: Using a fork (or a food processor), crumble the tofu. Add the tofu patty dry mix to the tofu and water (1 to 2 tbsp 2P , 2 to 4 tbsp 4P, 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup 6P).
Form & cook the patties: With lightly oiled hands, form 1 patty per portion. Place the patties on a lined baking sheet. Cook at 430F 10 minutes. Flip the patties and cook an additional 10 minutes.
Prepare the toppings: Slice the onion and the pickles.
Melt the cheese & toast the buns: Place the cheddar cheese on the patty and the sesame buns on the baking sheet. Place in the oven for 1-2 minute.
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.
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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, 3 & 6:
- Drizzle the potatoes with oil and season with salt & pepper
- form the patties
- Assemble & Serve