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Big Mac Sliders

These Big Mac sliders pack classic McDonald’s flavors into cute, bite-sized form!

Packed with juicy beef, melty cheese, lettuce pickles, and the special sauce, they’re to die for! I can’t resist a Big Mac, but something about these mini versions just hits different.

Juicy and meaty homemade big mac sliders on a wooden board
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I made a whole batch of them, and they disappeared faster than you can say “I’m lovin’ it!”

Skip the drive-thru, and get ready to meet your new favorite party food!

Homemade Big Mac Sliders

This dish is a homemade twist on the iconic Big Mac, shrunk down into bite-sized sliders.

They feature a stack of Big Mac ingredients: sesame seed buns, juicy beef, lettuce, cheese, dill pickles, and the signature sauce.

They’re also easy to make. Instead of forming individual patties, you assemble all the sliders on a baking sheet and pop ’em in the oven.

They’re perfect for sharing and are sure to be a hit at any gathering!

Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make the perfect copycat Big Mac sliders.

  • Big Mac Sauce – The secret weapon that makes these sliders unforgettable. This sauce is a savory-tangy blend of mayonnaise, mustard, pickle relish, spices, and seasonings.
  • Ground Beef – Choose 80/20 for the perfect balance of flavor and juiciness.
  • Yellow Onion – Diced finely, it adds a subtle sweetness that complements the beef beautifully.
  • Salt and Pepper – Simple but essential, they elevate the beef’s natural flavors.
  • Slider Buns – Soft and pillowy, they’re the perfect vessel for all the tasty ingredients.
  • Burger Toppings – Use cheese, lettuce, and pickles. These classic Big Mac components add crunch, creaminess, and tang.
  • Sesame Seeds – Brush the buns with butter and sprinkle sesame seeds on top to finish them off.
A tray of sesame seed-topped big mac sliders, ready to be savored

How to Make Big Mac Sliders

Make Big Mac sliders with these easy steps:

1. Prep. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking pan with parchment paper.

2. Make the copycat sauce. Stir together mayonnaise, pickle relish, mustard, vinegar, and seasonings.

3. Cook the beef and onion. Brown them in a skillet over medium heat, then season with salt and pepper.

4. Assemble the sliders. Slice the buns and lay the bottoms on your baking pan. Smear them with the sauce, add lettuce, beef, cheese, pickles, and more sauce.

5. Cap and garnish: Put the tops on, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle sesame seeds.

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6. Bake to perfection: Let them bake for 10-12 minutes until the cheese melts and the buns are toasty.

7. Serve and enjoy! Grab a slider and enjoy the taste of your masterpiece.

Recipe Tips & Variations

Follow these tricks and twists for a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

  • Fresh is best! Fresh ingredients elevate these sliders to gourmet status. Opt for high-quality pickles, mayonnaise, beef, onions, and buns for the best flavor.
  • Get the buns toasty. A quick toast adds crunch and prevents the buns from becoming soggy from the sauce.
  • The meat will shrink! Less lean meat shrinks more, so adjust your portion sizes accordingly.
  • Choose your cheese. Swap American cheese for shredded cheddar if you prefer.
  • Swap the meat. Feel free to use ground turkey instead of beef for a lighter option.
  • Can’t find slider buns? Hawaiian rolls or any soft, small buns will do the trick.
  • Get creative with toppings! Add sliced onions, ketchup, or even bacon bits.
  • Try a healthy twist. Use leaner ground beef (90/10) or turkey burgers.
Big mac sliders with ground beef, pickles, lettuce and cheese

What to Serve with Big Mac Sliders

Pair your Big Mac sliders with these sides to make your meal even more unforgettable.

French Fries – The classic partner for any burger, their crispiness contrasts the slider’s juiciness.

Sweet Potato Fries – Their sweet flavor adds a delightful twist and a pop of color to your plate.

Tater Tots – Crispy on the outside and fluffy inside, tater tots bring a fun and casual vibe to the meal.

Salad – A fresh salad cuts through the richness of the sliders, adding a refreshing crunch.

Mac and Cheese – This creamy, comforting side dish complements the sliders with its rich cheese flavor.

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Big Mac Sliders

Course: AppetizerCuisine: American
Servings

12

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

These copycat Big Mac sliders have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in bite-sized form! The combo of beef, lettuce, pickles, cheese, and special sauce is too good.

Ingredients

  • Big Mac Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish

  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar

  • pinch garlic powder

  • pinch onion powder

  • pinch paprika

  • Sliders:

  • 1 pound (80/20) ground beef

  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onion

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 12 slider buns

  • 4 slices American cheese, cut into squares

  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

  • 1/2 cup dill pickle slices, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

  • Sesame seeds for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°Fahrenheit (190°Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine the mayonnaise, pickle relish, mustard, vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika in a bowl for the Big Mac sauce. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef and onion until browned, breaking up the meat with a spoon. Drain any excess grease. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Cut the slider buns in half. Place the bottoms on the baking sheet. Spread a generous dollop of Big Mac sauce on the bottom buns. Top with shredded lettuce, followed by the cooked beef mixture. Place a cheese square on each slider.
  • Add the chopped dill pickles on top of the cheese. Drizzle with remaining Big Mac sauce if desired.
  • Place the bun tops on the sliders. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with sesame seeds if using.
  • Bake the sliders for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the buns are lightly toasted. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Get creative with toppings! Add sliced onions, ketchup, or even bacon bits.
Big Mac Sliders

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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