Aspiring chef shares vegan Big Mac recipe, and his opinion is divided
The Big Mac is an iconic burger and arguably McDonald’s most famous creation, which is consistent around the world.
Whether you’re a fan of pickles or not, it’s their signature dish, but vegans have understandably missed out on the fast food delight, until now.
An aspiring vegan chef called Ben Rebuck shared a recipe for a meat-free, dairy-free version of the burger, and it’s causing a stir online.
Rebuck, from the UK, shared a tutorial on his TikTok page, Ben’s Vegan Kitchen on Tuesday. He simply captioned the clip, viewed thousands of times: “Easy Vegan Big Mac.”
Rebuck chatted with News week, and explained that he went vegan four years ago, but missed a cheeky McDonald’s.
He said: “I loved McDonald’s, but their vegan options are so bad. It’s a lot easier to make them at home and it just takes a little ingenuity to get that same flavor at home. was my first attempt. I knew it would be easy because the sauce is the only delicate part, but it was fairly simple to vegetate. “
In the clip, the 30-year-old told his followers about the recipe, saying, “I’m going to show you how easy it is to make a vegan Big Mac. So I have the sauce. You wanna chop it up. a pickle and a little onion, vegan mayo, mustard, paprika, a little white wine vinegar, mix everything and voila, it’s your Big Mac sauce.
“Honestly, the rest is just putting it together. I use these farmhouse burgers with no meat, a little salt and pepper, cook them until done. Vegan cheese, throw some water on it to help them melt. Assemble it together. Honestly, it tastes like the real thing. Toast your buns if you want, I’m not about this life. Hit, enjoy. “
While chatting with the camera, he spreads his DIY sauce and onions on the bottom bun, before popping the cheese pancake on top, then adding pickles.
Rebuck adds a slice of bread in the middle, before repeating the process, but adding lettuce instead of onions. The end result looks like the famous Big Mac, but some weren’t convinced.
Commenting online, Sophie Griffiths wrote: “‘It tastes the same as the real’ ok we’ll eat it but don’t lie if lmao.”
John Rayne thought, “I’d bet this doesn’t taste like a Big Mac.”
While Danceandlift said: “You lost me for not toasting those buns.”
Rebuck, who described himself as a “guy with a phone and a passion for showing people it’s easy to give up meat,” admitted not everyone was okay with the alternative. .
“The taste is 10/10 – there is a lot of hate, especially on TikTok. The sauce is better than McDonald’s because it has more flavor. Next time I would make smaller patties and I would have the sauce. possibility of biting, ”he added. .
But some have vowed to try it for themselves, with Sophie Jeffrey writing, “Okay but can you tell McDonald’s please?”
“This sauce looks a lot better than Maccies tbh,” commented Laurie Brown.
And Jessica Kate asked, “That’s huge! What cheese do you use? It looks like it’s melting really well!”
The McDonald’s website lists the official ingredients for the 550-calorie burger, which includes bread, beef patty, lettuce, Big Mac sauce, American cheese, pickle slices, and onions.
He says, “Enticing perfection begins with two 100% pure beef patties and a Big Mac sauce sandwiched between a sesame seed bun. It’s topped with pickles, crispy shredded lettuce, finely chopped onions and American cheese for a 100% beef burger with a taste like no other. It has no artificial flavors, preservatives or added colors from artificial sources. Our pickle contains an artificial preservative, so skip it if you have it. wish.