The other day we found ourselves needing to make a Big Mac from scratch. It happens. To help others who find themselves in this predicament, we documented the process (a part of our continuing service to the community). This is the way we made a decent facsimile of a Big Mac. It's not definitive but it's easy and tastes pretty great.


Requirements for one burger:

2  sesame seed hamburger buns   ¼ pound ground beef   1 slice of that really yellow cheese   2 tablespoons Kraft Thousand Island dressing (or to taste)   a small handful of shredded iceberg lettuce   10 dill pickle slices (or to taste)   2 tablespoons finely chopped onion (or to taste)   salt and freshly ground pepper


To make:

Divide the ground beef in half and shape into two thin patties approximately the diameter of your buns. Season with salt and pepper. Grill patties on a barbecue or fry in a frying pan until cooked through.

Divide both hamburger buns, discard top of second bun, and toast the insides of the bun on the grill or in the frying pan. Toast both sides of the bottom half of the second bun (this will be the middle of the hamburger).


To assemble:

1. Bottom of bun

2. Half the thousand island dressing

3. Half the onion

4. Half the lettuce

5. Cheese slice

6. First hamburger patty

7. “Middle” bun

8. Remaining thousand island dressing

9. Remaining onion

10. Pickle slices

11. Remaining lettuce

12. Second hamburger patty

13. Top of bun


To eat:

Serve with shoe-string fries, ketchup, and lotsa napkins. No flatware required.

Brought to you by Dirty Yoga Co, because we were hungry. Our authority on this subject is dubious. We only had our collective taste-memory to go by. However, it tasted pretty good, and sat like a large, satisfying brick in our stomachs, eliminating all need to snack until well past our usual dinner time. Knowing us, we'll probably make it again. If you make it, and eat it, you do it entirely at your own risk. Only don't try to do yoga (or go swimming) immediately after eating one. What kind of yoga company makes a Big Mac? This one. We do a lot of things we probably shouldn't. Check us out: