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Big Mac Sliders are filled classic flavors of a Big Mac sandwich in the cutest little slider form, complete with secret sauce! Easy to make at home, this copycat tastes just like a McDonald's burger, but made mini.
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Big Mac Sliders are a fun and delicious way to bring the classic Big Mac taste to your dinner table. Filled with seasoned ground beef, pickles, onions, lettuce, cheese, and McDonald’s special sauce, all packed into soft buttery sesame seed buns.

This recipe is about as close as you can get to the original Big Mac.

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Copycat Big Mac Sliders

Our mini Big Mac Sliders are a fun spin on a favorite restaurant sandwich and so easy to make at home. These big mac burgers may be miniature in size, but they are loaded with the same delicious flavors as their big burger counterparts, just prepared small so you can serve them as a snack.

My Big Mac mini sliders are made with a simple shortcut: I skip making individual patties and instead bake the beef mixture as a single slab in a sheet pan, then lay it right on top of the bottom bun, secret sauce, and lettuce, cover it with cheese and pickles, and place the other portion of the bread on top. ​​

Before baking, the buns are brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with sesame seeds – they have all the fixings that make a Big Mac so special, served in a small sandwich size to fit in one hand.

Why We Love This Big Mac Sliders Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make at home.
  • Uses simple kitchen staple ingredients.
  • Big Mac sauce recipe has a deliciously hearty and zingy flavor. 
  • Kid-friendly food that’s easy for small hands to hold.
  • Soft Hawaiian bun base layered with beef, sauce, and your favorite Big Mac fixings, all sandwiched between the bottom and top layers of the buttered bread.
  • Perfect for party appetizers, potlucks, game day and Super Bowl snacking, or for part of a main meal.
Big Mac Sliders ingredients

Big Mac Sliders Ingredient List

  • Lean ground beef 
  • Salt
  • Pepper 
  • Garlic powder
  • White onion
  • Shredded lettuce
  • American cheese
  • Pickle chips
  • Hawaiian Rolls
  • Butter
  • Sesame seeds

Big Mac Sauce Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise
  • French dressing
  • Yellow mustard
  • Sweet pickle relish
  • White vinegar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika

Substitutions and Additions

  • Choose Your Cheese: Although American cheese is the classic choice, you can substitute American cheese for cheddar cheese, Colby, Monterrey Jack, Pepper Jack, Swiss, or Kraft Singles slices if needed.
  • Pick Your Protein: For this recipe I used lean ground beef. However, for a healthier option, you can use extra lean ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken. For a vegetarian version, feel free to use your favorite meat alternative.
  • Bread Base: I love using Kings Hawaiian Sweet Rolls for these sliders because the sweetness compliments the savory filling. However Kings Hawaiian savory rolls, other small dinner rolls, or homemade slider buns will also work.
three Big Mac Sliders on a board
  • 9×13 baking sheet
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Silicone brush

How to Make Big Mac Sliders

  1. Make The Big Mac Sauce: Mix together all ingredients for the sauce (this will create a pink color sauce) cover, and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. (preheat oven to 350 degrees)
  2. Make and Bake The Beef Mixture: Mix together the ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion. Press the mixture into the baking dish and cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes.
  3. Assemble: Cut the Hawaiian rolls into a top and bottom portion. Spread a thick layer of sauce on the bottom of the rolls, top with shredded lettuce, the large burger patty, cheese, and pickle chips. Cover with the top portion of the buns and brush with melted butter. Top immediately with sesame seeds. 
  4. Bake: Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted. 
  5. Serve: Serve immediately with french fries or additional Mac sauce. Enjoy!
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Tip For the Best Big Mac Sliders

  • You can use a large pan size for the hamburger and form the hamburger in a rectangle shape similar to the size of the Hawaiian rolls if you do not have a 9×13. 
  • Trim any excess meat from the large patty around the edges after it finished cooking to better fit flush over top of the rolls. 
  • Less lean meat will shrink more as it cooks. 
  • As you’re handling these sliders, the sesame seeds will come off at times. 
  • You can prepare your Big Mac sauce with Thousand Island dressing if you prefer.

What To Serve With Big Mac Sliders

Serve these sliders with a side of onion rings, Air Fryer Home Fries, French Fries, or Sweet Potato Fries

They also pair perfectly on a party table with my other delicious small sandwiches. For the ultimate slider spread, serve these mini Big Macs beside my White Castle Sliders, Philly Cheesesteak Sliders, Buffalo Chicken Sliders, Hot Roast Beef Sliders, and Pizza Sliders.

Or you can skip the sandwiches altogether and prepare your patties like my Big Mac Salad (Cheeseburger Salad) for a flavorful low-carb, keto-friendly dish for dieters and non-dieters alike.

How to Store Big Mac Sliders

  • To Store: I do not recommend storing these sliders once fully assembled.
Big Mac Sliders with sesame seeds

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I store and reheat my Big Mac sliders?

Once you have assembled the Big Mac sliders with all of the fixings, they don’t reheat or store well. The lettuce will become wilted and the bread will get soggy. Sliders are best eaten right away.

Can I make Big Mac Sliders in advance?

Yes, you can prepare your sliders in advance, but wait to assemble them until you are ready to serve. You can prep the special sauce up to 3 days in advance and store in the fridge and also cook the beef patty slab up to 3 days in advance. When you are ready to serve, simply reheat the hamburger patty in the oven for about 5 minutes at 350°F. Then assemble the sliders according to my simple steps.

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4.92 from 25 votes
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Big Mac Sliders

Serves — 12
Big Mac Sliders are filled classic flavors of a Big Mac sandwich in the cutest little slider form, complete with secret sauce! Easy to make at home, this copycat tastes just like a McDonald's burger, but made mini.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ white onion finely chopped
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • Pickle chips
  • 12 count Hawaiian Rolls
  • 2 tablespoons Melted butter
  • Sesame seeds

Big Mac Sauce:

  • ½ cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons French dressing
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 4 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly prepare a 9×13 baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together for the Mac sauce. Mix with a fork until well blended. (this will create a pink color sauce). Cover and place inside the refrigerator to chill until ready to use.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder and white onion. Mix well until fully combined.
  • Press beef mixture into the shaking baking sheet, creating a flat even rectangle and cook for 12-15 minutes. When done, do not turn the oven off.
  • Using a bread knife, carefully cut the Hawaiian rolls into a top and bottom portion by cutting through the middle, evenly around all sides. Do not pull the individual rolls apart yet. Place the bottom on a flat surface and the top portion to the side.
  • Spread the mac sauce thick on the bottom of the rolls.
  • Top with shredded lettuce, the large hamburger patty, american cheese and pickle chips.
  • Place the top portion of the rolls on and gently press down.
  • Using a silicone brush, coat the top of the bun heavily in the melted butter. Top immediately with sesame seeds.
  • Place the sliders onto a 9×13 baking sheet and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has fully melted.
  • Serve immediately with french fries or additional Mac sauce.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: I do not recommend storing these sliders once fully assembled.
Tips:
  • You can use a large pan size for the hamburger and form the hamburger in a rectangle shape similar to the size of the Hawaiian rolls if you do not have a 9×13.
  • Trim any excess meat from the large patty around the edges after it finished cooking to better fit flush over top of the rolls.
  • Less lean meat will shrink more as it cooks.
  • As you’re handling these sliders, the sesame seeds will come off at times.
  • You can prepare your Big Mac sauce with Thousand Island dressing if you prefer.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 5 stars
    they tasted amazing. literally my mouth is watering just thinking about them. highly recommend to me make them. plus so easy.

  2. 4 stars
    These were easy to make and wasn’t very time consuming. A little bit messy but the messy burgers are always the best burgers. The hamburger itself was a bit greasy and lacked a bit of flavor. Next time I would add a bit more so it’s not so bland. Overall it was enjoyable!

  3. just wondering about the lettuce being cooked. Usually you don’t have hot lettuce on a sandwich. I am sure going to try this.looks good.

  4. I love your recipes. I have tried several and everyone of them have been very good.
    Do you have a recipe for Philly Cheese steak made with hamburger? If so, would you please post it.
    Thank you