Dinner

Big Mac Nachos

Hello, strangers! We took a few weeks off to enjoy some much needed family time. We spent a week with my parents on Long Island, played a lot of basketball, and Ellis started summer camp! Now that we’re refreshed, we’re so happy to be back sharing recipes with all of you!

We’re coming back with a bang … you read that right – BIG MAC NACHOS. Steven Michael has some wacky ideas, and I’ve learned to run with them over the years. Sometimes, wacky is exactly what hits the spot!

I’ll admit that I’ve never actually had a real Big Mac. I’m not a meat person, or a fast food person, so it just never happened for me. I am, however, looking forward to the upcoming Beyond Big Macs that are being teased to compete with the Impossible Whoppers, especially now that I’ve tasted that magical Big Mac Sauce.

I know that I’m late to the party, but let’s talk about Big Mac Sauce. It is SO GOOD! These nachos were fantastic in general, but every saucy bite was just spectacular. We had some left over and used it for Big Mac Pizzas the next day as well. Pair that with caramelized onions and you’ve got me hooked!

What is your favorite fast food staple? Let us know in the comments and Steven Michael just might figure out how to make it at home!

Big Mac Nachos - It's all about the sauce!

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Cheese Sauce
 1 lb Velveeta
 ¼ cup Shredded Cheddar
 ¼ cup Shredded Mozzarella
 2 cups Milk
 1 pinch Salt
 1 pinch Pepper
Big Mac Sauce
 ¾ cup Mayo
 1 tbsp Mustard
 2 tbsp Ketchup
 3 tbsp Sweet Relish
 2 tsp Sugar
 ½ tsp Paprika
 ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
 ¼ tsp Onion Powder
Caramelized Onions
 1 Onion
 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
 1 pinch Salt
 1 tsp Sugar
Meat
 1 lb Ground Turkey
 ½ Onion
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 1 pinch Pepper
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  cup Water
Misc
 Tortilla Chips
 Sweet Pickles
 Shredded Lettuce
 Shredded Cheddar

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Caramelized Onions
2

Slice onion into thin strips.

3

Melt butter in pan on low heat.

4

Add sliced onions, then sugar and salt. Mix around and cover.

5

Let cook for at least 30 minutes, then check on them. If they are starting to brown, mix them around. Then leave them again for another 30 minutes. At this point they should be caramelized, if not, leave them in the covered pan until they are. Set aside.

Big Mac Sauce
6

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

Cheese Sauce
7

Add all ingredients to food processor and combine on high.

8

Add mixture to a sauce pan on medium heat and stir constantly until completely melted and smooth. Set aside.

Meat
9

Put a pan on medium high. Add olive oil when the pan is hot, then add diced onion. Stir around.

10

When onions are opaque, add ground meat and break up with your spatula. Add salt and pepper, then water. Stir meat around while still breaking it up as it cooks. Set aside when cooked through and all water has evaporated.

Nachos
11

Cover a sheet pan with foil and add a layer of tortilla chips.

12

Sprinkle the bottom layer of chips with cheddar, then add a second layer of chips. Add cheddar to the second layer as well.

13

Drizzle the top with cheese sauce and add a layer of ground meat.

14

Bake for 5 minutes or until shredded cheese is melted.

15

Take out of the oven and layer caramelized onions, pickles, Big Mac Sauce and shredded lettuce.

16

Ingredients

Cheese Sauce
 1 lb Velveeta
 ¼ cup Shredded Cheddar
 ¼ cup Shredded Mozzarella
 2 cups Milk
 1 pinch Salt
 1 pinch Pepper
Big Mac Sauce
 ¾ cup Mayo
 1 tbsp Mustard
 2 tbsp Ketchup
 3 tbsp Sweet Relish
 2 tsp Sugar
 ½ tsp Paprika
 ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
 ¼ tsp Onion Powder
Caramelized Onions
 1 Onion
 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
 1 pinch Salt
 1 tsp Sugar
Meat
 1 lb Ground Turkey
 ½ Onion
 1 ½ tsp Salt
 1 pinch Pepper
 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  cup Water
Misc
 Tortilla Chips
 Sweet Pickles
 Shredded Lettuce
 Shredded Cheddar

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Caramelized Onions
2

Slice onion into thin strips.

3

Melt butter in pan on low heat.

4

Add sliced onions, then sugar and salt. Mix around and cover.

5

Let cook for at least 30 minutes, then check on them. If they are starting to brown, mix them around. Then leave them again for another 30 minutes. At this point they should be caramelized, if not, leave them in the covered pan until they are. Set aside.

Big Mac Sauce
6

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.

Cheese Sauce
7

Add all ingredients to food processor and combine on high.

8

Add mixture to a sauce pan on medium heat and stir constantly until completely melted and smooth. Set aside.

Meat
9

Put a pan on medium high. Add olive oil when the pan is hot, then add diced onion. Stir around.

10

When onions are opaque, add ground meat and break up with your spatula. Add salt and pepper, then water. Stir meat around while still breaking it up as it cooks. Set aside when cooked through and all water has evaporated.

Nachos
11

Cover a sheet pan with foil and add a layer of tortilla chips.

12

Sprinkle the bottom layer of chips with cheddar, then add a second layer of chips. Add cheddar to the second layer as well.

13

Drizzle the top with cheese sauce and add a layer of ground meat.

14

Bake for 5 minutes or until shredded cheese is melted.

15

Take out of the oven and layer caramelized onions, pickles, Big Mac Sauce and shredded lettuce.

16

Big Mac Nachos

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