First introduced in 1968 by Jim Delligatti, a McDonald’s franchise owner in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, the Big Mac has forever changed the way Americans think about hamburgers—we now consume 550 million Big Macs annually. In honor of this American icon, we’ve included all the essential elements in our Big CHOW: two all-beef patties, American cheese, and, yes, even our own special sauce. Satisfy your next Mac attack at home.
This recipe was featured as part of our Hamburger Through Time feature.
Beverage pairing: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, California. While a red wine like Zinfandel would work with this massive, delicious burger, a beer somehow feels more appropriate. The familiar flavors of Sierra Nevada, with its balanced hoppiness and maltiness, will make for a good match with the mild, sweet, familiar flavors present in the burger.