Big Mac Sloppy Joes – The Country Cook

These Big Mac Sloppy Joes taste just like your fave McDonald’s hamburger but in a deliciously easy Sloppy Joe sandwich! They’re sure to be a hit!

A FAMILY DINNER COMBINING TWO EASY FAVORITES

Do you ever have those days where nothing but comfort food will do? What if I told you there was a way to combine two of your family’s favorite comfort meals – Big Macs and Sloppy Joes – into one delicious creation? Big Mac Sloppy Joes are a tasty hybrid recipe that is made from scratch and combines the juicy beef and signature Big Mac sauce flavors. Perfect for busy weeknights or when you need to bring a dish to a potluck. But be careful, these live up to their name – they sure are sloppy!

A double Big Mac Sloppy Joe sandwich on a sesame seed bun.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Do you have to make double decker sandwiches?

Nope! Instead of 4 overflowing, generous sandwiches, this recipe will make 8 regular size sandwiches. I only did the double decker to stay true to the Big Mac style.

Do you have to make the Sloppy Joe sauce from scratch?

No, you can totally use a canned sloppy joe sauce for convenience if needed. Make the Sloppy Joe part with a can of Manwich then just make the Big Mac sauce and go from there!

Is there a secret sauce shortcut?

Don’t want to make my Big Mac secret sauce? Try using Thousand Island dressing mixed with a little mayo to make a faster version!

What type of ground beef should I use?

I recommend using an 85/15 ground beef. You don’t want to use anything too lean or you’ll lose the natural flavor. Just be sure to drain any excess grease no matter what you use.

Can I add sliced ​​pickles?

Sure! If you want to add pickles to the sandwiches, you can. I know Big Macs have sliced ​​pickles and you can certainly add those. I just felt the pickle relish in the Big Mac sauce was more than enough.

What if you have picky eaters?

What is great about this recipe is that it is a homemade Sloppy Joe recipe and the Big Mac sauce is extra. So if you have picky eaters, some can just eat it as a regular ole Sloppy Joe and everyone else can prepare it with the Big Mac sauce, lettuce and cheese.

How to store leftovers?

Leftover meat should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Sesame buns should be stored separately at room temperature. You can also freeze the meat mixture for up to 3 months in a freezer safe container.

How do I reheat the meat?

Pop the meat back in a skillet on the stovetop and add some beef broth to help get it back to the right consistency.

A double decker Sloppy Joe sandwich with Big Mac Sauce.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • mayonnaise
  • French dressing
  • dill pickle relish
  • dried minced onion
  • granulated sugar
  • white vinegar
  • garlic powder
  • ground beef
  • beef stock
  • ketchup
  • tomato paste
  • light brown sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • sesame seed buns
  • American cheese
  • shredded lettuce
Ground beef, mayo, French dressing, dill pickle relish, dried minced onion, garlic powder, white vinegar, granulated sugar, beef stock, ketchup, tomato paste, light brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper, sesame seed buns, shredded lettuce, and American cheese.

HOW TO MAKE BIG MAC SLOPPY JOES

In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, French dressing, dill pickle relish, minced onion, sugar, vinegar, and garlic powder. Place in the fridge until ready to assemble the sandwiches.

A glass bowl of big mac sauce.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef, breaking it up into crumbles. Cook until there is no more pink. Drain any excess grease.

A large skillet with cooked ground beef.

Add the beef stock, ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Stir well to combine.

A skillet with ground beef and the rest of the sauce ingredients on top to make a sloppy joe mixture.

Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Take off the lid and continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes until most of the liquid is gone. Take off the heat.

A large skillet with sloppy joe.

Place the bottom of a sesame seed bun on your serving plate. Add some of the sloppy Joe meat. Top with one piece of cheese.

The start of a Big Mac Sloppy Joe sandwich with french fries.

Add another bun bottom on top of the cheese. Add more meat.

Part of a sloppy joe made with meat, sesame seed bottom buns, and cheese.

Add some of the sauce and shredded lettuce.

A partially made sandwich made from two bottom buns, meat, cheese, and shredded lettuce.

Add a bun top. Serve and enjoy.

A plate holding a messy sloppy joe sandwich and fries.

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A Big Mac Sloppy Joe sandwich with a bite taken out and fries behind it.
A Big Mac Sloppy Joe combo sandwich.

Big Mac Sloppy Joes

These homemade Big Mac Sloppy Joes taste just like your fave McDonald’s hamburger but in a deliciously easy sloppy Joe sandwich! They’re sure to be a hit!

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Courses: Main course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 598kcal

Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook

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Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, French dressing, dill pickle relish, minced onion, sugar, vinegar, and garlic powder. Place in the fridge until ready to assemble the sandwiches.

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the ground beef, breaking it up into crumbles. Cook until there is no more pink. Drain any excess grease.

  • Add the beef stock, ketchup, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Stir well to combine.

  • Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Take off the lid and continue to simmer for 5-10 minutes until most of the liquid is gone. Take off the heat.

  • If making this as a double decker: Place the bottom of a sesame seed bun on your serving plate. Add some of the Sloppy Joe meat. Top with one piece of cheese. Add another bun bottom on top of the cheese. Add more meat, followed by some of the sauce and shredded lettuce. Add a bun top and serve.

  • If making as a single sandwich: add Sloppy Joe meat to the bottom bun, top with a piece of cheese followed by the Big Mac sauce, shredded lettuce then the top bun.

Notes

  • You definitely don’t need to make these double deckers. I did that to stay “true” to the original Big Mac but you can certainly just make 8 normal sized sandwiches.
  • To make this even easier, try using a can of Manwich sloppy Joe sauce instead of making it homemade then just make the Big Mac sauce to top!
  • Keep any leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. It is best to reheat the meat in a large skillet, add some more beef stock to loosen it up. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 27g | Dish: 40g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1410mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values ​​are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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