Dad Shares Recipe For Homemade Version Of Big Mac

One London dad has figured out a way for you to never have to pay more than £1 to get your hands on a beloved Big Mac.

Miguel Barclay is a chef with four cookbooks under his belt and is particularly known for 'One Pound Meals' that he shares with his 12,000 plus subscribers on YouTube.

Miguel Barclay. Credit: Miguel Barclay/One Pound Meals
Miguel Barclay. Credit: Miguel Barclay/One Pound Meals

In one of his recent videos he's wowed fans by showing them how to cut the price of a Big Mac down to 92p.

The 35-year-old says his doppelganger of the classic burger takes only minutes to makes and tastes just as good.

In his video he said: "The Big Mac is one of my favourite burgers of all time. I thought I'd give it a go as a bit of fun for my followers.

"It tastes amazing. The revelation for me was using 100 per cent beef and not messing with it as you get a much better result.

Miguel's special Big Mac sauce. Credit: Miguel Barclay/One Pound Meals
Miguel's special Big Mac sauce. Credit: Miguel Barclay/One Pound Meals

"People often over complicate things, especially chefs. They feel like they need to add loads of ingredients, but I believe in simplicity."

His shopping list for the burger was pretty simple too: a pack of six buns, costing 90p, a 60p lettuce and a slice of cheese priced at 59p for 10, all at Asda.

He added the most expensive ingredient on the list was the burger itself - where instead of premade burgers he bought 500g of minced meat for £1.89.

The video follows Miguel's method of making the burger which shows the viewer how to make that three-bun experience by slicing the bottom half of a bun and gently toasting the three parts.

He even gives viewers a look into how he makes that special sauce you usually only find on your McDonald's Big Mac - the dad uses mayonnaise, mustard and his secret ingredient - a pinch of tarragon.

The food blogger told the Sun: "To get it under £1, I had to sacrifice a bit on the quality of the ingredients compared to McDonald's and use a lower grade of beef as they use forequarter and flank."

To keep his expenditure right down Miguel said he used only the cheapest ingredients he could find in Asda but said it could possibly be made for even cheaper if he chose to shop around.

A spokesman for McDonald's told the Sun: "We love that Miguel has had a go at recreating the Big Mac. We are definitely claiming some credit for how tasty his looks."

Featured Image Credit: Miguel Barclay/One Pound Meals

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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