Big Mac Sloppy Joes!!

Last week, we decided to try a recipe for Big Mac Sloppy Joes. I LOVE Sloppy Joes of all kinds. I’ve tried a Pinterest-inspired Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese before and we still make a BBQ Sloppy Joe recipe that we got from Blue Apron back in 2016.

This was easy to make and absolutely delicious. It got a rare two thumbs up from all four members of our household. Jay & I made them together (he browned the meat and I put all of the ingredients together) and I wanna say it took us maybe 30-35 minutes from start to finish because we moved a bit slowly trying to make sure we had all of the ingredients measured and mixed correctly.

We made both the double-decker and single-layer versions. I wanted to try it in all of its glory, but Jay and the kids were good with a smaller-sized burger, haha. There were leftovers so when I made myself one on a following night, I only did one layer.

Anyways, here’s the recipe. Happy Eating!


    • 1lb of ground beef (85/15)
    • 1/2 finely chopped yellow onion
    • 1/4 cup of chopped hamburger pickles
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
    • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

Ingredients for McDonald’s Secret Sauce:

    • 1 cup of mayo
    • 1/4 cup of French dressing
    • 2 tablespoons of sweet relish
    • 1 tablespoon of ketchup
    • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder
    • 1/8 teaspoon of salt

Ingredients for Assembly:

    • Seeded hamburger buns
    • 2 cups of shredded iceberg lettuce
    • Hamburger pickle chips (We used Claussen’s sandwich slices.)
    • American cheese
    • Optional: Any additional sauce (like ketchup, mustard, etc.)


  1. In a large skillet, brown your ground beef halfway. Add in the chopped onions, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Continuing cooking the beef until it’s fully browned, then add in the chopped pickles and stir.
  3. Mix your homemade Big Mac Sauce ingredients in a bowl, stirring well.
  4. Add 1 cup of the sauce to the pan. The rest will go on your buns when you assemble.
  5. Cook for an additional minute or so in the skillet before serving.

Stacking Order for Double Decker:

  1. Bottom bun #1
  2. Big Mac Sauce
  3. Shredded lettuce
  4. American cheese
  5. Meat
  6. [Bottom] bun #2
  7. Big Mac Sauce
  8. Shredded Lettuce
  9. Pickles
  10. Meat
  11. Top Bun

Stacking Order for Single Decker:

  1. Bottom bun #1
  2. Big Mac Sauce
  3. Shredded lettuce
  4. American cheese
  5. Meat
  6. Pickles
  7. Big Mac Sauce
  8. Top Bun

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