Big Mac Sloppy Joes Recipe combines the flavor of the Big Mac Sauce and ground beef to make a quick easy weeknight dinner recipe. If you love Sloppy Joes then you are going to love this twist on a family friendly meal.

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Easy Big Mac Sloppy Joes Recipe:

We love McDonald’s Big Mac and their famous secret sauce that is spread on the buns. My family also are big fans of sloppy joes. Now we can have two of our favorites combined into one.

This sandwich can be made just like you were eating a Big Mac double decker, double the meat and buns and all the toppings. But we tend to serve it single layered and piled high the sloppy joes in between two buns. We love the extra sauce to top the meat or for dipping in.

We no longer have to go through the fast food drive-thru to get our favorite burger. My family loves that we can make it at home.

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How to make McDonald’s Secret Big Mac Sauce:

The Copycat Big Mac Sauce is so easy to make. The ingredients are simple and you probably already have all the ingredients.

Some people have said that it is just a fancy name for Thousand Island Dressing, but that is a tomato base dressing and Big Mac Sauce is not.

The ingredients include:

Ingredients needed - ground beef, onion, salt and pepper, mayonnaise, french dressing, sweet pickle relish, white wine vinegar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder

Ingredients: 

Beef Mixture: 

  • Lean ground beef
  • Onion
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 

Big Mac Sauce: 

  • Mayonnaise 
  • French Dressing 
  • Sweet Pickle Relish 
  • White Wine Vinegar 
  • Paprika 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Onion Powder 

To Assemble:

  • Hamburger Buns
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Pickle Slices 
  • American Cheese 

How to make Big Mac Sloppy Joes: 

  • Cook the Meat – Brown the ground beef with the chopped onions in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Season Ground Beef – Season with the salt and pepper and cook until the beef is fully browned (about 5-7 minutes).  Drain off any excess grease.  
  • Combine Sauce Ingredients – Mix the Big Mac sauce ingredients together in a bowl.  Stir well to thoroughly combine these ingredients.  (Check out how to make McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce Recipe)
The process of browning the meat and adding in the sauce
  • Add Big Mac Sauce to Meat – Mix in 1 cup of the Big Mac Sauce into ground beef mixture in the skillet and save the rest of the sauce for serving.  Cook for 1-2 minutes to heat these ingredients through.  
  • Assemble the Sloppy Joes – Then it’s time to assemble the sandwiches.  Spread the extra Big Mac sauce on the bottom bun, top with the lettuce, cheese, onions, pickles and then a scoop of the meat. Then place the top bun on top. 
  • Serve warm and enjoy! 
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Can I use the Big Mac Sauce for anything else?

Yes, there are a lot of uses for Big Mac Sauce. This sauce has become a staple in our refrigerator. Anytime the kids fix them something to eat, they are always dipping it in this sauce. Here are some of our favorites:

  • It is great on Hamburgers and Hot dogs.
  • Use it has a sandwich spread.
  • Mix in with your pasta salad
  • Top your lettuce Wraps
  • Put a spoonful on your bake potatoes
  • We love it has a salad dressing
  • My kids use it has a dipping sauce for their french fries and onion rings
  • Use as a dipping sauce with chopped vegetables

How to store Big Mac Sloppy Joes:

Big Mac Sloppy is great for leftovers. Just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. We like to put in individual containers for an easy lunch the next day.

The leftovers will be good for about 3 days. If you want to freeze the leftovers, make sure to put it in a freezer safe container. The sloppy joes will last about 3 months in the freezer.

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What to serve with Big Mac Sloppy Joes:

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Tips and Variations for the Big Mac Sloppy Joes:

  • Toast the Buns – When we make these sloppy joes, we always toast our buns in the oven. You can also just heat the hamburger buns up in the oven.
  • Add Shredded Cheese – You can add some shredded cheese or you use slice cheese. If you want a little kick to your sloppy joes, use pepper jack cheese.
  • Change the Protein – You can also use ground turkey or ground chicken, if you didn’t want to use ground beef.
  • Add Worcestershire Sauce – Add to give the sauce a little boost of flavor.

Easy Weeknight Meal!

I love making Homemade Sloppy Joes for my family. There are a lot of different ways to make sloppy joes, but my family has agreed that this is their favorite.

It is probably because of the yummy Big Mac Sauce.

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Big Mac Sloppy Joe’s

5 from 14 votes
Big Mac Sloppy Joes Recipe combines the flavor of the Big Mac Sauce and ground beef to make a easy weeknight meal. Plus it taste amazing!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 532
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • BEEF MIXTURE:
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 Onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • BIG MAC SAUCE:
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup French Dressing
  • 2 Tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 tsp White Wine Vinegar
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder
  • TO ASSEMBLE:
  • 4 Hamburger Buns with sesame seeds
  • 2 cups Iceberg Lettuce shredded
  • 8-12 Pickle Slices
  • 4 Slices American Cheese

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef with the chopped onions in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Season with the salt and pepper and cook until the beef is fully browned (about 5-7 minutes).  Drain off any excess grease.
  • Mix the Big Mac sauce ingredients together in a bowl.  Stir well to thoroughly combine these ingredients.
  • Mix in 1 cup of the Big Mac Sauce into ground beef mixture in the skillet and save the rest of the sauce for serving.  Cook for 1-2 minutes to heat these ingredients through.
  • Then it’s time to assemble the sandwiches.  Spread the extra Big Mac sauce on the bottom bun, top with the lettuce, cheese, pickles and then a scoop of the meat. Then place the top bun on top.  Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 532kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 21g, Fat 42g, Saturated Fat 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat 19g, Monounsaturated Fat 10g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 77mg, Sodium 1121mg, Potassium 360mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 7g, Vitamin A 487IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 187mg, Iron 3mg

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