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.
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Big Mac Ingredients
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.
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.
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.