McDonald’s Special Sauce isn’t a secret anymore. The McDonald’s secret sauce is easy to make, and can be made in a couple of minutes. Although the McDonald’s Special Sauce goes well on a Big Mac, it also goes well on a sandwich. India relish can be found at your local grocery store. India relish is a type of pickle relish, just like there is dill relish.
This is a great sauce to make at home. A lot of people think it is Thousand Island salad dressing, but that salad dressing is very thin, this is a thicker sauce. Some people tell me that people make this in the store, they don’t make it the store, it comes in tubes now a days. It is dispensed from something that looks like a caulking gun over your burger.
It is super easy to make this recipe. I love to make this up whenever I grill burgers. This secret sauce is a great alternative to ketchup. I find this stays fresh in the refrigerator for about 1 week if you store it in an air tight container. So it will last for a few days. It also tastes great on a sandwich as well.
There is one ingredient in here that you may not be familiar with, it is India relish. Heinz makes this type of pickle relish; it is a sweeter relish than dill, and it has a different flavor. I think this type of relish is critical to making this sauce.
I hope you give this a recipe a try and be sure to check out my many other copycat recipes, and you can be the judge on how close they taste to what is in the restaurant.
McDonald’s Special Sauce
You can recreate McDonald's Special Sauce at home.
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons India relish, drained Heinz makes India relish
- 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing
- Mix all ingredients well. Let stand for at least 20 minutes, allowing to sit overnight is desired.