Monday, September 9, 2013

Copycat Big Macs

A couple weeks ago I posted ideas for weeknight meals. Out of the four, I only really enjoyed two of them! One of them being the homemade copycat of the Big Mac. Of course! When you can take a basic burger and turn it into something a little extra special, it makes Big Mac night at our house something to look forward to.

While I don't exactly create the Big Mac to a T, it certainly tastes the same if not better than a McDonald's burger. Here's how to create:

1 lb. ground beef (or 4 burgers ready to grill)
1/2 lettuce head, shredded
1/4 cup minced onion
4 slices cheddar cheese
thousand island dressing
burger buns

Make burger patties. I make 4 patties out of a pound of meat. Grill burgers, adding a little salt and pepper to each side. While the meat is cooking, shred your lettuce as finely as you can with a knife. Mince onion (I like white onions because they aren't overwhelming). The last minute before the burger is done, add cheese on top of each to melt. Grill burger buns if desired.

To assemble, place burger on bun. Slather dressing on top bun and add minced onions and lettuce shreds. Put together, and there you have it.

A very delicious burger that tastes even better than McDonalds and has much fewer calories! If you wanted to cut calories even more, try using ground turkey or chicken for the burgers. Probably won't taste the same, but would still be delicious!

You could always make the double layer of a Big Mac to make it extra gigantic, but I like to stick to a regular sized burger. It is much easier to eat. :) Try these as a different twist on your burger night. They are so yummy. Make your own homemade fries and you've really got a treat.


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