Homemade Big-Mac Stuffed Burgers

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Grilling burgers is a staple for summer. The season would not be complete without burgers sizzling on the grill. I found a new recipe that made burgers even better. Hamburgers that are stuffed with cheese and onion. To make that sound even better, how about a sauce that tastes like the “Big-Mac” sauce to go with it? Yes, please.

This recipe was featured on the Dr. Oz show and I adapted it from Yummly. This combination will satisfy your fast-food craving with a much healthier alternative.

Just make the sauce, the stuffed burgers if you want or both to really go all the way!

Stuffed burger ingredients: Ground beef,  shredded cheese, and onion. 

Shape 1-1/2 lbs. of ground chuck into eight 3-oz. portions on waxed paper. Press each portion into a 4-in. patty using a fork

Top four of the patties with an onion slice and shredded cheese. Cover with remaining patties, using waxed paper to help position the patty on top.

Seal edges with a fork. Grill to desired doneness.

While burgers are grilling, make the sauce.

Ingredients: Low-fat mayonnaise, Low-fat French dressing, Sweet pickle relish, Minced onion, White vinegar, and salt.

In a small bowl make the sauce by whisking mayonnaise, dressing, relish, vinegar, onion and a dash of salt together.

Taste and adjust if needed to your liking by adding more dressing, relish or onion.

Once burgers are done, top with homemade sauce, a slice of American cheese, shredded lettuce, pickle and any other condiments you wish to use. (This is the method I used because the bottom version was way too much for me!) 

If you want the “official Big-Mac” way of assembling the burger, slather half the sauce over one of the bottom buns, sprinkle with half the onion, top with shredded lettuce, a burger patty, pickles then another bottom bun; repeat and finish with the top bun. (As seen in 1st picture at the top of the page.)

Look at the inside of that burger..stuffed with cheese and onion. Delicious!!!!

*Stuffed Burgers*

What You Need:

  • Ground Beef
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Onion

How To Make:

  1. Shape 1-1/2 lbs. of ground chuck into eight 3-oz. portions on waxed paper. Press each portion into a 4-in. patty using a fork burger maker
  2. Top four of the patties with an onion slice and shredded cheese. Cover with remaining patties, using waxed paper to help position the patty on top.
  3. Seal edges with a fork. Grill to desired doneness.

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*Big-Mac Sauce *

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons low-fat French dressing
  • 4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 3 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • A couple of dashes of salt
How To Make:
  1. In a small bowl make the sauce by whisking mayonnaise, dressing, relish, vinegar, onion and a dash of salt together. Taste and adjust if needed to your liking by adding more dressing, relish or onion.
  2. To assemble burger slather half the sauce over one of the bottom buns, sprinkle with half the onion, top with lettuce, a burger patty, pickles then another bottom bun; repeat and finish with the top bun.
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