If you’re a fan of juicy beef patties, tangy special sauce, and that perfect combination of flavours that has made the Big Mac a household name, then you’re in for a treat!

Today, we’re going to show you how to recreate the magic of the Big Mac right in your own kitchen, with a homemade, healthier version that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.


Serves: 2


250g extra lean beef mince

2 x cheese slices

2x seeded burger buns

1/4 white onion, finely diced

2 tbs pickles,  finely diced

Lettuce leaves, shredded


2 tbs whole egg mayo

1 tsp dijon mustard

1-2 tbs pickles/gherkin, finely diced

2 tsp tomato sauce/ketchup

1/4 tsp each – garlic powder, paprika

  1. Season beef mince with salt and pepper and mould into 4 balls.

2. Heat a non-stick fry pan over high heat, place the patties into the pan and smash down so they are thin. Cook the patties until browned on both sides and beef mince is cooked through.

3. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by mixing all ingredients together in a bowl until combined.

4. To assemble, slice the burger buns into 3 pieces. Place the cheese slice onto the bottom bun, top with one of the patties and the diced onion, then top with another slice of the burger bun. Add shredded lettuce, the remaining patty and diced pickles. Spread the sauce over each side of the top burger bun and close.

To serve:



400g potatoes

½ tbs olive oil

1/4 tsp each – onion powder, garlic powder, salt


1. Peel potatoes and slice into thin strips, try to keep them the same size so they bake evenly.

2. Place sliced potatoes into a large bowl filling with cold water. Allow to soak for 15-30 minutes.

3. Once the potatoes are done soaking, drain and pat them dry with a towel. Dry the bowl and place the potatoes back in. Add the olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder and salt, toss to coat.

4. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a lined baking tray or airfryer tray. Bake at 200°C for 30-40 mins, flipping halfway.

Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.