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Copycat McDonald's Big Macs - Instant Pot Hamburgers Recipe

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Serve up these copycat McDonald's Big Macs for dinner tonight. Pressure cooker hamburgers that are piled high with shredded lettuce, onions, pickles, and a delicious Big Mac sauce!

If you have not tried making Instant Pot hamburgers, you are missing out. This is a simple way to prepare your beef patties for dinner any night of the week.

Skip the drive-thru and make this copycat McDonald's burger recipe. Thanks to the Instant Pot you can cook burgers from frozen.

copycat mcdonald's big mac on white plate

Big Mac Ingredients

• Beef patties
• Sesame seed bun
• Dill pickle chips
• Diced onion
• Shredded lettuce
• Thousand island dressing
• Yellow mustard
• American cheese
• Salt
• Pepper


What to Serve with Hamburgers

There are so many recipes you could serve up with our Instant Pot hamburgers. Normally, something as easy as chips or fries works really well for a quick fix.

If you're going for something homemade, our baked beans, deviled eggs, and potato salad are great side dish options you will enjoy. And, don't forget a Pink Velvet cupcake for dessert.

ingredients for homemade big macs on counter in ingredient bowls

How to Make Instant Pot Burger Big Macs

Start by seasoning your patties with salt and pepper. Then place them in aluminum foil and wrap them up.

Place the trivet in your Instant Pot and add a cup of water to the pot. Place patties on the trivet. Close the valve on the lid and pressure cook 10 minutes.

hamburgers in aluminum foil in instant pot

Once the burgers are done, do a quick release of pressure. Carefully remove the burger patties from the aluminum foil.

Now in a bowl add your Thousand Island dressing with mustard and mix. Spread on the bottom of the bun.

Stack onions, lettuce and a slice of cheese. Then place one patty on the cheese and add a second bun.

Spread more sauce on the bun, repeat onions and lettuce, pickles. Then a second beef patty.

Top with your sesame seed bun and pair with sides of your choice.

How to Make Mac Sauce

Big Mac sauce is very easy to make. I used Thousand Island dressing in a little mustard. Mix it up and it is ready to spread on your easy sauce for your sandwich.

This copycat big mac sauce is similar to what you get at McDonald's.

Can I Make This As Just A Simple Hamburger Patty Recipe

If you don't want to make these into Big Macs you can go ahead and cook these hamburgers in your pressure cooker. Season how you would like, wrap in foil, then pressure cook.

Assemble with your favorite toppings, and dive into juicy flavorful burgers.

Can I Make Fresh Beef Patties

You can use ground beef that you make your own patties or you can buy pre-made patties to save you for prep work.

Why Do You Sit Burger Patties on Trivet?

You need to have your burgers sitting out of the water in the bottom of the pot. The reason being is if you don't the hamburger patties will boil, instead of steam cook the way they need.

Make sure if you don't own a trivet you make some aluminum foil balls to stick in to allow your hamburgers to sit out of the water.

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Yield: 1 serving

Copycat McDonald's Big Mac and Big Mac Sauce Recipe

copycat big mac on white plate

This is an amazingly tasty copycat McDonald's Big Mac Burger recipe that is easy to make and to scale for additional servings. Make this a one serving recipe or make enough servings to feed a crowd!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


How to Make Steamed Burgers

  1. Season beef patties with salt and pepper on both sides. Wrap in aluminum foil.
  2. Place beef patties on a trivet inside an Instant Pot. Add a cup of water to the Instant Pot and close. Set the pressure valve to close. Pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
  3. When finished, open the pressure valve to release being careful not to burn your fingers.
  4. Remove patties from the aluminum foil.

How to Make Big Mac Sauce

  1. Mix thousand island dressing with mustard and spread on the bottom bun.

Build the Big Mac Recipe

  1. Sprinkle some diced onions and lettuce on the bun and then add the cheese.
  2. Place the first patty on the cheese and add the extra bottom bun.
  3. Spread the sauce mixture on the bun, and then sprinkle the remaining onions and lettuce.
  4. Place 3-4 dill pickle chips followed by a second beef patty.
  5. Top with the top sesame seed bun and serve with your favorite side.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 754Total Fat 38gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 19gCholesterol 163mgSodium 3423mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 53g

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