For most of us our comfort food is not a nice, warm home cooked meal, but rather a nice juicy burger from a fast food restaurant. 

People have taken to social media to share their ‘fakeaway’ recipes from home with one person sharing their version of the Mc Donalds big mac burger. 

She named the burger the ‘quarantine Big Mac’ and made the entire dish herself – including the sesame seed buns – for her family.

The homemade meal impressed other food enthusiasts across the world, with many saying the burger looked better than ‘the real thing’.


Here is how she made it;


  • 500g mince beef (15-20% fat) 
  • Sesame seed burger buns 
  • Salt  
  • 1 cup mayo (McDonald’s use Heinz)
  • 1 tablespoon gherkin relish
  • 1.5 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1.5 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar 
  • 2 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Lettuce 


Add a pinch of salt to the mince meat and form flat patty shapes using your hands or a rolling pin

Cook patties in a pan on medium heat for two minutes on each side 

Combine the mayonnaise, gherkin relish, garlic powder, onion powder, white wine vinegar, salt, yellow mustard and smoked paprika to make the sauce 

Toast the buns and start to assemble the burger 

Once the patties have cooked, remove from heat and place on buns

Assemble the rest of the burger and enjoy 

Picture: (c) Instagram 

-Adapted from: Facebook