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Homemade Copycat Big Mac Sliders

A copycat version of the classic McDonald's Big Mac made with fresh ingredients. Lean ground beef cuddled inside a sesame seed bun and topped with homemade McDonald's special sauce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Burgers
Calories 225kcal
Author Jennifer Pullman



  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean or very lean ground beef
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • ¼ cup onion minced
  • 3 slices of Cheddar cheese
  • 6 slider buns

Special Sauce

  • ½ cup light mayo
  • 1.5 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon sweet relish
  • 1 tsp  dill pickle juice
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon ground mustard


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan with olive oil spray.
  • Spread out the ground beef evenly on the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake ground beef in the oven for 20 minutes or until the temperature is 160 degrees F.
  • While beef is cooking prepare the sauce: place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until combined.
  • When beef is cooked removed from the pan and cut into 12 equal squares.

Burger assembly:

  • Place lettuce on the bottom of a slider bun.
  • Top with one beef patty.
  • Next, add cheese (½ of one slice is good).
  • Top cheese with another patty and then pickles.
  • Spread sauce on top of the slider bun and add a pinch of onion.
  • Enjoy!


If you want to warm the burgers, which I recommend, wrap them in foil either individually or all together in a baking pan. Place the burger back into the oven until the cheese melts for about 5-10 minutes.
Nutrition information for the sauce is posted after the recipe card.


Serving: 1Burger | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.4g | Protein: 19.9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 59.3mg | Sodium: 242.7mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2.4g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg