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How to Make Big Mac Sloppy Joes with Homemade Secret Sauce

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These delicious Big Mac Sloppy Joes come together in less than 30 minutes, requires minimal dishes, and is a recipe that my whole family loves!

Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Did somebody say McDonalds? Skip the stop with this homemade version of the classic Big Mac, complete with a homemade version of that amazing Secret Sauce. You can also alter the recipe to include your favorite sides or prepare a healthier version while still achieving that classic taste!

Ingredients for Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Ingredients

To make these tasty Big Mac Sloppy Joes, you will need:

Ground Beef Recipe:

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup hamburger pickles, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

McDonald’s Copycat Secret Sauce Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup French dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

Sandwich Fixin’s:

  • 8 hamburger buns (If you do double decker sandwiches, this will yield 4 sandwiches. If you do a single layer, this will yield 8 sandwiches.)
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce
  • 12 hamburger pickle chips
Ground beef surrounded by sandwich fixins

Substitutions

For a healthier option, you can make the following substitutions:

  • Swap out the ground beef for chicken or ground turkey.
  • Use reduced-fat mayonnaise instead of regular mayo.
  • Enjoy without a bun or with a lettuce wrap.
  • For a vegetarian option, replace the ground beef with veggies of your choice.
Ingredients for cheeseburger dinner

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef halfway through (about 3-4 minutes.) Add in the chopped yellow onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. Continue cooking the meat until fully browned and drain excess grease. Then, stir in chopped pickles.
  3. Mix all of the Secret Sauce ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well.
  4. Add 1 cup of the Secret Sauce to the meat mixture and stir (apply the rest to the hamburger buns.)
  5. Cook the meat mixture for 1 additional minute, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve with preferred hamburger fixings and enjoy!

Tip: Never drain excess grease directly down the drain, as it can cause costly plumbing damage. Rather, drain into a disposable cup with a lid (I reused a rinsed cream cheese container) and throw away. 

Ground beef cooked to taste like a Big Mac

Here’s a Quick Video Tutorial!

Leanna holding Big Mac Sloppy Joes with platters

Perfect Presentation Platters

My Prodcuts: For this recipe, I used my go-to MacKenzie Childs checkered chopping board and this white porcelain platter to display the sides. To display the hamburger buns, I used this MacKenzie Childs checkered baguette dish.

I also just purchased this new set of pots and pans from Walmart that I’m so excited about! I haven’t invested in new pans since I received them as a wedding present and I love the look of these.

Chopping Boards: I use boards all the time, both for prep and serving. I love this round marble and wood option from World Market, as well as this white striped wooden board from Kirklands. This mango wood board from Target and this marble and wood rectangular tray from JC Penney are also great options.

Serving Trays: You could also use a pretty serving tray for all of the fixin’s if you’re entertaining. Walmart has this wooden acacia serving tray or this dishwasher-safe wooden party tray, both at a great price! You might also enjoy this elevated wood serving tray from Target or this rectangular cheeseboard from Amazon that you can also hang on a wall.

Close-up of homemade Big Mac

Can I Make This Ahead of Time?

Yes! You can prep the meat mixture and sauce and refrigerate for 2-3 days ahead of time, reheating for 30 second intervals in the microwave. You can also store in an airtight container and freeze for up to three months.

Storing Leftover Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Store leftovers in a Tupperware container and refrigerate. (I also like to return any unused hamburger buns to the bag.) You can also cover the presentation platter with Saran Wrap and store in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Close-up of Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Enjoy!

I hope that these Big Mac Sloppy Joes were a big hit in your house! Special thanks to Sabrina over at www.dinnerthendessert.com for this delicious recipe. If you liked this recipe, you can also check out my Big Mac pizza recipe!

Have an awesome week, loves!

XoXo,

Leanna

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Big Mac Sloppy Joes with Homemade Secret Sauce

These delicious Big Mac Sloppy Joes come together in less than 30 minutes, has minimal dishes, and is a recipe that my whole family loves!

  • Author: Leanna
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 48 sandwiches 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

Ground Beef Recipe:

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 cup hamburger pickles, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

McDonald’s Copycat Secret Sauce Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup French dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons sweet relish
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pinch of salt

Sandwich Fixin’s:

  • 8 hamburger buns (If you do double decker sandwiches, this will yield 4 sandwiches. If you do a single layer, this will yield 8 sandwiches.)
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 2 cups iceberg lettuce
  • 12 hamburger pickle chips

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef halfway through (about 3-4 minutes.) Add in the chopped yellow onion, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Continue cooking the meat until fully browned and drain excess grease. Then, stir in chopped pickles.
  • Mix all of the Secret Sauce ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well.
  • Add 1 cup of the Secret Sauce to the meat mixture and stir (apply the rest to the hamburger buns.)
  • Cook the meat mixture for 1 additional minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with preferred hamburger fixings and enjoy!

Tip: Never drain excess grease directly down the drain, as it can cause costly plumbing damage. Rather, drain into a disposable cup with a lid (I reused a rinsed cream cheese container) and throw away. 

Notes

For a healthier option, you can make the following substitutions:

  • Swap out the ground beef for chicken or ground turkey.
  • Use reduced-fat mayonnaise instead of regular mayo.
  • Enjoy without a bun or with a lettuce wrap.
  • For a vegetarian option, replace the ground beef with veggies of your choice.

Special thanks to Sabrina over at www.dinnerthendessert.com for this delicious recipe.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 double-decker burger
  • Calories: 850
  • Sugar: 15 g
  • Sodium: 2224 mg
  • Fat: 46 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 32 g
  • Carbohydrates: 58 g
  • Protein: 47 g
  • Cholesterol: 141 mg

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