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McDonalds Secret Sauce Recipe: 7 Ingredients Unveiled by Top Chef (VIDEO)

McDonalds posted a video on YouTube on how to make a Big Mac at home with store bought ingredients. The fast food chain's Executive chef Dan Coudreaut answered a customer's question about the secret to the fast-food chain's "secret sauce" in a step-by-step tutorial that was recorded in his home.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Jul 11, 2012 01:48 PM EDT
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A man holds a tray of food with cups of soft drink at a McDonald's restaurant in Times Square, New York May 31, 2012. (Photo : Reuters)

McDonalds posted a video on YouTube on how to make a Big Mac at home with store bought ingredients. The fast food chain's Executive chef Dan Coudreaut answered a customer's question about the secret to the fast-food chain's "secret sauce" in a step-by-step tutorial that was recorded in his home, according to Esquire.com.


In the video, which was posted on McDonald's Canadian YouTube channel, Coudreaut first explained why the Quarter Pounder with cheese looks more appealing in commercials than in the little cardboard box it inhabits in real life.

Coudreaut shared that you can get the recipe online at McDonald's website.

After much speculation and many videos posted online with incorrect recipes, Coudreaut revealed that the ingredients to the "secret sauce" are: mayonnaise, sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, and a bit of white wine vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. The exact amounts aren't given.

Coudreaut also addressed speculation about where the color of the sauce comes from, if it contains French or Thousand Island salad dressing. He explained the color of the sauce comes from paprika.

The video includes other insider secrets, like the fact that each piece of their signature sesame seed bun has a specific name at the company, "the heel", "the club", and "the crown", continued the article. He also suggested that to make a stacked cheeseburger he suggests using cookie cutters to create perfect beefy circles.

McDonalds released the sauce's ingredients as part of their goal to be more transparent about what is in their food.

Since the Big Mac sandwich was introduced in 1967, McDonald's estimates that about 47 billion have been sold worldwide, with 17 sold per second in the US alone.

Coudreaut made headlines last month when he stated "I don't see anything on the [McDonald's] menu that's unhealthy" in an interview with The Akron Beacon Journal.

In the article, Coudreaut defended McDonald's being blamed for America's obesity problem. "Burgers and fries are fine if eaten in moderation as part of an overall balanced diet."

He also shared that McDonald's has been providing healthier foods such as oatmeal, salads, yogurt, and grilled chicken.

A tweet from Morgan Spurlock, the filmmaker behind the documentary "Super Size Me," tweeted this repsonse to the article: "McDonald's chef: 'I don't see anything on the menu that's unhealthy.' And in other news, McD chef declared blind."

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