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Big Mac Chaffles

By May 23, 2020February 27th, 2023Beef and Red Meats, Cooking Tips and Videos

Big Mac Chaffles


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If you miss a Big Mac, you must try my Big Mac Chaffles! It is a simple yet delicious recipe that my recipe testers love! This Keto Big Mac will keep you asking for more!

The special sauce is just like McDonald’s Big Mac sauce and makes these chaffles extra delicious!

We made a YouTube video of us making this delicious keto Big Mac and when I made the patties, I conveniently opened a package of pre-made ButcherBox patties (click HERE to check out Butcherbox)! If you use a fattier cut of ground beef to make the Big Mac pattties in your chaffle maker, you may have a lot of grease drip out of the chaffle maker.

I understand that life gets busy and sometimes we need to find shortcuts. I once always made my own mayo, bone broth, sauces, marinara sauces, but that’s because there weren’t any good store-bought options. Now I find myself making my Special Sauce for my Big Mac Chaffles with Primal Kitchen Mayo and Ketchup! They are delicious, organic and they do not have any sugar nor vegetable oils in the ingredients!

Primal Kitchen products are not only filled with top quality ingredients, it is also delicious! I love that I can easily open a jar and use it to make my Big Mac Special Sauce in an instant!

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Big Mac Chaffles

Maria Emmerich
Prep Time 8 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Beef and Lamb, Main Course, Nut Free
Cuisine American
Servings 1 servings
Calories 883




  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Spray for greasing chaffle maker

Big Mac Fixings:


  • 2 leaves shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • 4 Slices Dill Pickles for garnish


  • ½ cup mayonnaise I used Primal Kitchen Mayo
  • ¼ cup Dill Pickles chopped
  • 3 tablespoons tomato sauce I used Primal Kitchen ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon stevia glycerite or monk fruit extract or a few drops liquid stevia
  • 1/8 teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fish sauce optional, for umami flavor


  • Preheat a mini chaffle maker.
  • Place the cheese and egg into a small bowl and use a fork to combine well.
  • Grease the chaffle maker with duck fat spray (or other spray) and place 1/2 of the mixture into the chaffle maker and press the maker down. Cook the chaffle for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Repeat with remaining chaffle batter.
  • Set chaffles aside.
  • Divide the beef into 2 balls and form into a flattened hockey puck shape. Season the outsides with salt.
  • Place one ball into the chaffle maker and press down. Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Remove from chaffle maker and repeat with the rest of the beef.
  • Place one chaffle onto a plate, top with the beef patties, top with sliced cheddar cheese, slices of dill pickle, shredded lettuce and drizzle with a tablespoon of Special Sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.
  • Best served fresh.


Nutritional Information (Big Mac Chaffle with 1 serving (2 tablespoons) Special Sauce)


Calories: 883 | Fat: 70g | Protein: 56g | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fiber: 1g | P:E Ratio: 0.7



Hi Maria! I wanted to say thank you for your instruction. In the first three months I have been able to lose 24 pounds and, most importantly, lower my A1C from 6.3 to 5.6…reversing my pre-diabetes designation. I refuse to ever be diagnosed. My mother and grandmother both suffered terribly and died from diabetes. It is firmly written on my genetic wall. With your help, I have happily “discovered I have control over this supposed curse. I am really grateful. My next goal is anA1C under 5! ️

My mind set is always one of looking forward and getting better each day, but stopping to take in how far I’ve come makes me feel proud of myself. This side by side I did made my jaw drop!  45 pounds gone in 18 months (26 in the last 4 months since adding PSMF), no longer pre-diabetic, and feeling better at 50 than I did in my 20s. I owe a huge part of my success to your instruction. Grateful for you!

Showing my stomach is a big step for me. I’ve had 2 c-sections (to get my amazing sons…so worth it!), a double hernia operation as a child, and my Gallbladder removed. It feels a little like a road atlas. Lol! I never thought I’d see definition again without surgery.”  Shelly


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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".


  • Mary H says:

    Hi Maria,

    I was wondering how you respond to those right now that say women over 50 should not do keto but do keto green. I have fat deposits on my legs for the last 3 years and 20 pounds to shed. It seems that whatever I try doesn’t get me to where I wanted and I quite. Could you please help me in any way.

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      There is no truth to that. In fact, science has consistently shown that as we age we need MORE complete proteins. So you need more animal proteins as we get older.

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Can you link to where they said that?

  • alice says:

    I recently had open heart surgery. Prior to that I followed the ketogenic diet for approximately 4 years. Is it safe to continue? I used to feel wonderful when I followed it and terrible if I didn’t.

  • Catherine says:

    In the video you mentioned a dairy free pork rind chaffle. Do you have a link for that? I’m inspired to try this!

    Thank you

  • Jules says:

    This sounds ahhhhmmmaazing! Are there any macros for this recipe?

  • Marilyn F Chiaramonte says:

    I noticed in the photo that there were two slices of cheese on the burgers, but you didn’t list them in the list of garnishes. However, you did include them in #8 of the instructions. My question is this: does the nutritional information and macros include those two slices of cheese?

  • Marsha says:

    I see you have cheese slices in the pictures of this burger, but the recipe doesn’t include it. What cheese do you use to make it taste like a Big Mac?

  • Rachel says:

    I’m wondering how the carbs were figured? I only counted 5 when I made these. I didn’t use sesame seeds or fish sauce- perhaps that’s where the added carbs are? Thanks!

  • Nancy says:

    Hi Maria,
    Butcherbox has a waitlist. Are there any other meat services you use and recommend?

  • Jennifer says:

    If I wanted to use powdered Swerve in the sauce, about how much do you think I should use?
    Thanks! I love your recipes and have lots of your books. 😃

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Thanks! Yes, that will work. Maybe just a bit less when using powdered. 🙂

  • Marianne says:

    Hi Maria – this looks amazing. I’m a big fan and collect your cookbooks.

    Question- do you know of a similar multiple mini-waffle maker that is not teflon-based? Thanks so much!

    • Maria Emmerich says:

      Thanks! That is tough to find. I don’t know of a mini waffle maker without some sort of coating unfortunately. You can just use a hot cast iron skillet and make like pancakes. 🙂

  • Katie says:

    Hi Maria, I tried using the coupon code for Primal Kitchen but it doesn’t work. Was there an expiration on it? Thanks! Hoping to make this recipe soon!!

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