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Easy Copycat Big Mac Sliders are loaded with all the same fixings as an original Big Mac burger except these are in a mini slider version. They are quick to make and perfect as an appetizer, lunch or dinner.

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Big Mac Sliders

Mini Big Mac Sliders taste just like the popular McDonalds Big Mac except you actually know what ingredients go into these and they taste so much better. We even make our own special secret sauce that has all the same flavors as the real thing.

Instead of using traditional sized hamburger buns, we use party sized Hawaiian rolls that are topped with melted butter and sesame seeds that make these sliders extra soft and fluffy. We also use seasoned ground beef instead of beef patties to add even more flavor.

Serve these sliders with crispy french fries, tater tots, potato chips, or sweet potato fries to make this meal complete. We fill the rolls with seasoned ground beef, a special sauce, cheese, lettuce, pickles, and onions so you’re getting all the classic Big Mac flavors in each bite.

Make this mini Big Macs for your next party, game day, potlucks, lunches, dinners, or any time you’re needing to throw together a quick appetizer or snack. Both kids and adults will love these mini sliders especially since they have the same big mac taste.

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Key Ingredients

  • Hawaiian rolls: They are the perfect size and make the for extra soft buns. You could use any dinner rolls, or sesame seed buns that come in a pack similar to Hawaiian rolls.
  • Lean ground beef: I use a 80/20 beef and fat ratio blend but you could go even leaner if you prefer.
  • Cheese: Classic American cheese slices is what’s in a classic Big Mac but you can also use Kraft Singles cheese or sliced cheddar cheese.
  • Pickles: Sliced dill pickles are best.
  • Onion: Yellow or white onion will work.
  • Shredded lettuce: Chopped or shredded romaine or iceberg lettuce works best.
  • Special Big Mac sauce: Mayonnaise, yellow mustard, sweet relish or pickle relish, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and ketchup.
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How To Make Big Mac Sliders

Cook and season beef: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet or pan on medium heat, add ground beef, half of the diced onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook until beef is no longer pink and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess grease in a strainer if necessary.

Slice rolls in half: Carefully cut rolls in half lengthwise with a serrated or sharp knife and place the bottom slider buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Make copycat Big Mac Sauce: In a small bowl, add all of the Big Mac sauce ingredients together and mix. Spread half of the sauce on the bottom layer of the rolls. 

How to make special sauce.

Assemble Big Mac Sliders: Top with cooked ground beef mixture, sliced cheese, lettuce, and pickles. Drizzle the remaining sauce on top and place the top half of the buns on the sliders. 

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Top with melted butter and seeds: Brush melted butter on top of the sliders and then top with sesame seeds (optional).

Bake and slice: Bake sliders for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Let sliders cool for a few minutes and then cut into 12 sliders. Enjoy!

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Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Meat alternatives: If you wanted to use a leaner meat, ground turkey or ground chicken works well. Use your favorite ground meatless alternative to make these meatless sliders.
  • Use a sharp knife: Make sure to use a sharp knife when cutting the sliders so they cut through.
  • Types of cheese: Cheese slices work best since these are sliders but you could also use shredded. American and cheddar cheese provides the best flavor but you could also use Colby, Monterey Jack, White Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Swiss, or Kraft Singles.
  • Double the cheese: Add a layer of cheese to the bottom and top layer of the sliders if you want these to be extra cheesy.
  • Serve warm: It’s best when these sliders are served right out of the oven while the cheese is melted and the beef is warmed.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to make: You can make these sliders in less than 30 minutes and they require minimal effort. All you do is cook the beef, layer and bake!
  • Perfect for any occasion: These are the perfect party food, potluck appetizer, football Sunday snack, easy meal for lunch or dinner, or quick grab-and-go sandwich.
  • Fun dinner idea: Since these sliders are hot and have plenty of meat, they are extra hearty, and make a satisfying meal for dinner that the whole family will love.
  • Packed with great flavor: From the buttery rolls, to the seasoned beef, all the fixings, and big mac special sauce, these sliders are loaded with flavors.
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Leftovers & Storage

To-store: Place leftover sliders in an airtight container or cover dish with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Be sure to warm in the oven or microwave to reheat.

To-freeze: Cover unbaked sliders tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Place in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator or on the counter for a few hours. Brush butter mixture on top of rolls before baking.

Make-ahead: Assemble the sliders and place in baking dish covered with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Brush butter mixture on top of the rolls righ before baking.

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Big Mac Sliders

Easy Copycat Big Mac Sliders are loaded with all the same fixings as an original Big Mac burger except these are in a mini slider version. They are quick to make and perfect as an appetizer, lunch or dinner.
4.27 from 19 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: big mac sliders, big mac sliders recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 sliders

Ingredients

Big Mac Sliders

  • 3/4 pound leann ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced and divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 6 slices American or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce such as iceberg or romaine
  • 1/4 cup sliced pickles
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter salted or unsalted
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds to sprinkle on top

Big Mac Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnnaise
  • 2 tablespoons relish
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet or pan on medium heat, add ground beef, half of the diced onion, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook until beef is no longer pink and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Drain excess grease in a strainer if necessary.
  • Carefully cut rolls in half lengthwise with a serrated or sharp knife and place the bottom slider buns on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, add all of the Big Mac sauce ingredients together and mix. Spread half of the sauce on the bottom layer of the rolls.
  • Top with cooked beef, sliced cheese, lettuce, and pickles. Drizzle the remaining sauce on top and place the top half of bread rolls on the sliders. 
  • Brush melted butter on top of the sliders and then top with sesame seeds (optional).
  • Bake sliders for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Let sliders cool for a few minutes and then cut into 12 sliders. Enjoy!
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Notes

Recipe Notes: 
  • Place leftover sliders in an airtight container or cover dish with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Be sure to warm in the oven or microwave to reheat.
  • Recipe adapted from Savory Experiments.

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    A fun recipe that can be used as an appetizer for main dish. Always a hit with guests. I love the size.

  2. OMG that Big Mac Sauce is GOLD! I’m so glad I found this recipe at the beginning of the summer. Now I can use it on my burgers all grilling season!

  3. 5 stars
    My hubby is a huge fan of big macs, so I made these sliders for our Sunday dinner last night. He ate more than I care to tell you and we plan to make these at least once a month because of that, LOL!

  4. 5 stars
    This Big Mac Slider copy cat recipe is going to get me in trouble. Ok, it’s time to admit it. I love these tasty morsels. Seconds please!

  5. 5 stars
    I made these for a party and they were a hit. I didn’t have one leftover and everyone loved them. I will be making these again.

  6. 5 stars
    These were so fun to make and, of course a hit with the kids. They have already asked me to make them again. I think they are a great idea for a party or potluck.

  7. 5 stars
    These sliders are perfect for my summer gatherings. I have a friend that loves Big Macs and he demolished them.