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