McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce

This recipe is from the 1968 McDonald’s Manager’s Handbook put out in 1969 (1968 year) They quickly removed the recipe after realizing they had a very appealing “secret sauce.” It was included as an emergency recipe in the event a particular store ran out of the pre-made sauce.

List of Ingredients

1/4 cup KRAFT Miracle Whip

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 heaping tablespoons WISHBONE deluxe French

salad dressing (the orange stuff)

1/2 tablespoon HEINZ sweet relish

2 heaping teaspoons VLASIC dill pickle relish (Heinz

dill relish also works)

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1 teaspoon dried, minced onion

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon ketchup

1/8 teaspoon salt


Mix everything very well in a small container. There better be no streaks! Microwave 25 seconds, and stir well again. Cover, and refrigerate at LEAST 1 hour before using (to allow all of the flavors to “meld”).

Makes nearly 1 cup…enough for about 8 Big Macs.

via McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce.

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