Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Big Mac Sloppy Joes -- Family Fresh MealsIt’s hard to think of a more all-American sandwich than the good old sloppy joe. That browned ground beef in a tangy, zesty, tomato-rich sauce, spilling out over the edges of the bun, is a favorite with nearly everybody. It’s kind of messy, but totally worth it.

So how could you possibly improve on this classic sandwich? I’ll tell you how: by replacing the regular sloppy joe sauce with McDonald’s Special Sauce. You know the one I mean – that creamy sauce that comes with a Big Mac, which tastes like all your favorite condiments whisked into one.Big Mac Sloppy Joes - sloppy joe sandwiches on cutting board

It turns out there’s a super easy hack for making this sauce at home: just combine some mayo and Thousand Island dressing. This gives you all the same flavors as McDonald’s sauce with almost no work. And once you’re using Special Sauce in your sloppy joe, you might as well go all the way and add in all the rest of the ingredients that make a Big Mac a Big Mac – the cheese, pickles, onions, lettuce, and of course, the sesame-seed bun to hold it all together.

This Big Mac Sloppy Joe gives you all the flavors of your favorite McDonald’s burger in every sloppy, oozing bite. It’s like two all-American sandwiches in one.

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How To Make Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Ingredients you will need:
butter
lean ground beef
mayo
Thousand Island dressing
salt
pepper
dill pickles
yellow onions
cheddar cheese
hamburger buns
iceberg lettuce
Pickle slices for topping

  1. Heat pan over a medium high heat. Add in butter. Once it starts to melt, add in beef. Break up beef as it cooks. Once the ground beef is fully cooked drain, grease.Big Mac Sloppy Joes - ground beef, shredded cheese pickles and diced onion
  2. Reduce heat to medium/low heat. To the pan add in mayo, Thousand Island dressing, salt and pepper. Stir well until well combined. Next stir in cheese, diced pickles and onions.Big Mac Sloppy Joes - sloppy joe mixture in cooking pan
  3. Spoon beef mixture on to the buns, sprinkle with shredded lettuce and pickle slices and cover with top bun.
    Serve and enjoy!Big Mac Sloppy Joes - served with lettuce and pickles

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Big Mac Sloppy Joes

These Big Mac Sloppy Joes gives you all the flavors of your favorite McDonald’s burger in every cheesy bite. It’s like two all-American sandwiches in one.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 TB butter
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles diced
  • 1/2 cup yellow onions finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 large sesame seed hamburger buns
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  • Heat pan over a medium high heat. Add in butter. Once it starts to melt, add in beef.
  • Break up beef as it cooks. Once the ground beef is fully cooked drain, grease.
  • Reduce heat to medium/low heat. To the pan add in mayo, Thousand Island dressing, salt and pepper.
  • Stir well until well combined. Next stir in cheese, diced pickles and onions.
  • Spoon beef mixture on to the buns, sprinkle with shredded lettuce and pickle slices and cover with top bun.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 1819mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 307IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 5mg

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5 Comments

  1. Julie Miller says:

    Yummy yummy!! The Boys loved this! Very filling and Big Mac-ish.

  2. 5 stars
    I found this recipe in my inbox and decided to make it the same day, since I did not know what to cook and had all the ingredients on hand. It was an instant hit with the meatlovers and fans of all things fast food in my family! The best things about it – I have control over the quality of the ingredients and can enjoy something that tastes just like “real deal”, but knowing there is nothing too crappy in there. It surely wasn’t the last time I’ve made it; there have been requests for more of them! Thank you for this recipe!

    1. I am so happy you loved it Eva!

  3. This was delicious and easy.
    Nice change from the regular sloppy joe

  4. 5 stars
    I LOVED THIS! I am the only woman in a house with my husband and 2 sons and let me tell you..this recipe was a man pleaser. My husband has requested it twice now. It can be made a little healthier if you cut back on the dressing . Great for people that try not to eat out for different reasons