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The BEST Way To Reheat A Big Mac

Have you ordered way too much McDonald’s and refuse to let it go to waste?
How about that lonely Big Mac just sitting alone in its cardboard box – surely you can just save it and reheat it later?
I have experimented with many different Big Mac reheating techniques to find out which one delivers the freshest burger while still keeping the bun soft and condiments edible.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Big Mac, Reheat Big Mac
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 257kcal



  • 1 portion Big Mac
  • 2 tbsp water to create steam
  • 1 portion shredded lettuce optional


  • Bring a lightly oiled frying pan to a medium heat.
  • Remove as much lettuce as possible from the burger.
  • Remove the top bun and middle bun and place to one side.
  • Add the top burger patty and the bottom patty-cheese-bun combination to the frying pan.
  • Add two tablespoons of water to the pan and cover the patties with a lid or metal bowl.
  • Fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove the lid or metal bowl and place the individual patty to one side.
  • Flip the burger-cheese-bun combination and add the top and middle buns to the pan.
  • Fry for a further 30 seconds.
  • Assemble the Big Cac, add fresh lettuce (optional) and serve immediately.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 257kcal