Monday, 22 September 2008

WK BBQ BACON BIG MAC ~ Non-Wing Recipe

"Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun"

I had some ground beef on hand, some bacon, charcoals - this meant I was going to have to do some que'ing. But something special was in order. I decided I was going to let McDonald's Big Mac be my inspiration, and I thought, maybe I can take it to the next level.



  • ground beef
  • spices (ground coriander, s&p, garlic powder, red chili powder)
  • bacon
  • cheese slices
  • hamburger buns, buttered
  • onion, sliced into rings
  • jalapenos, sliced into rings
  • dill relish
  • mayonnaise
  • bbq sauce (PC stampede & siracha)
  • tomato slice


  1. Mix ground beef with spices (I let them 'marinate' for a day).
  2. Form into small balls, place ball on cellophane, cover, roll thin with rolling pin.
  3. Heat BBQ.
  4. Grill bacon, set aside.
  5. Add patties to BBQ.
  6. Place jalapeno & onion on tin foil over heat (optional).
  7. Place buns on outer edges of grill.
  8. Brush patties with BBQ sauce.
  9. When patties are ready, add peppers & onion, then bacon, then cheese and leave until cheese melts.
  10. Remove buns, add patty/toppings to bun, add condiments, enjoy!

Look at those flames. This is gonna be good.

The bacon added to the grill. Why? To see if bacon can be BBQ'd successfully. The charcoal was not at optimal heat, but I had no freaking clue how well the bacon would cook on there.

Oh, the bacon grease got the charcoal to optimal heat in no time. I had to keep shuffling the bacon around because of hot spots in the coals.

It came out crispy, but still a bit chewy. And a nice smokey flavour. The best part, no grease clean up!!!

The patties. Not my finest work. Sure the seasoning was done right, but my patties became misshapen. This was for two reasons: 1) I did them too quickly 2) They were not shaped properly, with some areas too thin and others thick.

BBQ sauce brushed on. In the background, the onion and jalapeno cooking on tin foil.

The whole operation: buns, burgers, bacon and veggies.

"Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun," That's the Big Mac slogan. There are 2 all beef patties, my special sauce is mayo & mustard (not Thousand Island dressing), jalapenos, cheese, dill pickle relish, onion on a plain bun. Oh and bacon, can't forget the bacon. Mmmm bacon. There's also some tomato on there too.

I only had 3 patties, so I made a second 'normal' burger. So basically its a BBQ Bacon Burger. It may be smaller, but it worked just as long. The other burger was a towering monstrosity. 1/3 to 1/2 the size of my head! Not including the spikes.

WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY? Well, better shaped patties would be number one. And I let them cook just 2 minutes too long. Other than that, I was in heaven. Smokey bacon, biting jalapeno, bold bbq sauce - and a mouthfull. I ate it out on the patio, had my portable dvd player, and just enjoyed a beautiful fall afternoon.

I'm loving it.

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Original Ronald Photo lifted from Dysonstarr


Anonymous said...

Hey Wing King! That Big Mac looks fantastic!!!! The Ronald pic is awesome too hahaha

question: is that a public BBQ? Like in a park?

-Randy in China

Teena in Toronto said...

Look delish! That's quite a burger!

Lord of the Wings said...

I'm just reviewing this post like a year later, and those patty's look nasty. What the hell was I thinking allowing those mishaped monsters on the grill?

My burger construction technique has vastly improved