Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Full Recipe for Big Mac Sloppy Joes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 large hamburger buns
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup pickles, sliced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Special Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons French dressing
  • 4 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced white onion
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Prepare Beef Mixture:
    • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until the beef is browned and the onions are soft. Drain any excess fat.
    • Stir in ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar into the beef mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened slightly.
  2. Prepare Special Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, mix mayonnaise, French dressing, sweet pickle relish, minced onion, white vinegar, sugar, and salt until well combined.
  3. Toast Buns:
    • Toast the hamburger buns until lightly browned.
  4. Assemble Sloppy Joes:
    • Spread a generous amount of special sauce on the bottom buns.
    • Top with the beef mixture, shredded lettuce, pickles, and cheddar cheese.
    • Cap with the top buns and serve immediately.

Additional Information:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Kcal per Serving: 720 kcal
  • Servings: 4 servings

Most Popular Questions and Answers Related to Big Mac Sloppy Joes:

  1. Q: Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?
    • A: Yes, ground turkey can be used as a healthier alternative.
  2. Q: How can I make the special sauce healthier?
    • A: Use low-fat mayonnaise and sugar substitutes to make the sauce healthier.
  3. Q: Can I prepare the beef mixture in advance?
    • A: Yes, you can prepare the beef mixture a day ahead and reheat it before serving.
  4. Q: What type of buns work best?
    • A: Brioche or sesame seed buns work well for this recipe.
  5. Q: Can I add extra vegetables to the beef mixture?
    • A: Yes, you can add bell peppers, mushrooms, or any vegetables you like.
  6. Q: Is there a way to make the sauce spicier?
    • A: Add a dash of hot sauce or some finely chopped jalapeƱos to the sauce.
  7. Q: How do I prevent the buns from becoming soggy?
    • A: Toast the buns and serve immediately to prevent sogginess.
  8. Q: Can I use store-bought Big Mac sauce?
    • A: Yes, store-bought Big Mac sauce can be used if you prefer.
  9. Q: Can I freeze leftovers?
    • A: Yes, the beef mixture can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  10. Q: What sides pair well with Big Mac Sloppy Joes?
    • A: Fries, coleslaw, or a side salad pair well with this dish.
  11. Q: Can I use cheddar cheese slices instead of shredded cheese?
    • A: Yes, cheddar cheese slices can be used as an alternative.
  12. Q: How can I make the beef mixture less sweet?
    • A: Reduce the amount of brown sugar in the recipe.
  13. Q: What can I use instead of Worcestershire sauce?
    • A: Soy sauce or balsamic vinegar can be used as a substitute.
  14. Q: Can I cook the beef mixture in a slow cooker?
    • A: Yes, you can cook the beef mixture in a slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours.
  15. Q: Can I use dill pickles instead of sweet pickles?
    • A: Yes, dill pickles can be used for a tangier flavor.
  16. Q: How do I make the sauce thicker?
    • A: Add a little cornstarch mixed with water to the sauce to thicken it.
  17. Q: Can I use a different type of cheese?
    • A: Yes, American cheese or Swiss cheese can be used as alternatives.
  18. Q: Can I grill the buns instead of toasting them?
    • A: Yes, grilling the buns will add a nice smoky flavor.
  19. Q: How do I make the beef mixture less tangy?
    • A: Reduce the amount of apple cider vinegar in the recipe.
  20. Q: Can I use a different type of relish in the special sauce?
    • A: Yes, any type of relish can be used based on your preference.