Burgers are nothing if not classic. No one knows that better than Don Yovicsin, one of three finalists in the 2016 Boston Battle of the Burger Home Grillers competition. His hack of the Big Mac, the McDonald’s quick-serve classic, brings the flavor of high-quality homemade ingredients to the McDonald’s favorite.
Don’s Big Hac is not only a tasty Burger, but also a clever re-imagining of an old favorite that might make you rethink how you Burger at home.
The storied McDonald’s BIG MAC is America’s biggest selling burger “evah* ”! It is ingrained in America’s collective mind by virtue of the snappy advertising jingle “two all-beef patties…” and in America’s heart while severely clogging it and beefing up the waist line of Main Street to Wall Street. I will deconstruct every element of this carne classic and amp up each element to make my BIG HAC gourmand worthy!
- 2 Burgers Schweid & Sons "The Prime Burger" salt & pepper seasoned
- 1 Tbsp Special Sauce a riff on the McDonald's sauce
- 1 Handful Lettuce shredded from Wilson Farm, Lexington, MA
- 2 Slices American Cheese Andrew & Everett all natural, artisanal American cheese
- 4 Chips Homemade Dill Pickles
- 1/2 Cup White Onion (caramelized with bourbon into jam)
- 1 1/2 Bun Sesame Seed Bun homemade black & white sesame seed buns of love
About Don Yovicsin
A very proud Bostonian with an unusually twisted fascination with BBQ & burgers. When he is not stoking a grill or pit he is passionately rooting for his “City of Champions” Boston sports teams or fishing with his son throughout Cape Cod. A two time Battle of the Burger home griller champion that wants to go out a 3 time winner with the retiring David “Big Papi” Ortiz!
About The Home Grillers Competition
Of all the Burger-lovers who submitted their recipes for The Very Best Burger, three finalists were selected to grill their Burgers for a panel of judges at Boston Magazine’s Battle of the Burger. The winner will not only take home bragging rights, but a prize package including $200 in Schweid & Sons Burgers, a Schweid & Sons apron, and a grill from Kenyon Grills.