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Big Mac Sliders

If you want a copycat version of the original Big Mac only in slider form, you’ve come to the right place.

Big Mac Sliders taste just like their namesake burger, and everyone loves them!

A vertical close up of a big mac slider with ground beef and lettuce on a sesame seed bun.

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I’m super happy with how this recipe for Big Mac Sliders turned out, and I challenge you to make them and tell me they don’t taste like the iconic burger.

Come on…I double-dog dare you! 😉

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Big Mac Sliders is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button (found above) to be taken directly to the recipe. 


Who remembers the jingle: Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun?

It was 1974 when a New York advertising agency came out with that catchy marketing ad. and it’s been stuck in my head (and probably yours) ever since.

Well, today I bring to you: Two pounds of cooked and crumbled ground beef, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on some sesame seed slider buns.

Do you think it will catch on?! LOL.

A baking dish filled with big mac sliders on sesame seed buns with lettuce and special sauce in the background.

The ingredient list:

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How long do big mac sliders take to make from start to finish?

Approximately 30 minutes.

Can these ground beef appetizers be made in advance?


Big Mac Sliders can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days (covered) before reheating.

But, I suggest waiting until right before serving to add the romaine lettuce.

How to reheat after refrigerating?

Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.

Uncover the sliders and heat in the preheated oven for 15 – 20 minutes, or until heated through.

Can the romaine lettuce be left off the sliders?

It’s totally your call.

The lettuce adds to the authenticity of the Big Mac flavor, but if you’re not a fan, then it’s not that big of a deal.

When is the best time to add the romaine lettuce?

I like to add it to the sliders after they’ve come out of the oven so it still has some texture and crunch.

However, if you’d like to add it to the sliders before they go in the oven then that’s fine too.

How to make Big Mac Sliders:

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • In a large skillet brown 2 pounds of ground beef over medium-high heat.
  • To the browned ground beef, add the dehydrated onion, salt, pepper, and chopped dill pickles. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, slice the slider buns (package of 12) in half lenghtwise and add the bottom half of the buns to a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Add an even layer of America cheese on top of the bun-bottoms and spoon the ground beef mixture evenly over the bun-bottoms and cheese. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the secret sauce evenly over the ground beef mixture and place the top half of the buns in place.
  • Brush melted butter over the buns and sprinkle with sesame seeds before baking.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove the big mac sliders from the oven, and add the shredded romaine to the sliders, if desired.
A closeup vertical image of a big mac sliders with sesame seed buns and lettuce along with a title text overlay graphic

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*Big Mac Sliders (pictured below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

A vertical photo collage of big mac sliders with a title text overlay graphic in a center oval.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s copycat ground beef recipe for Big Mac Sliders.

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

Yield: 12 sliders

Big Mac Sliders

A big mac slider on a wooden pedestal with sliders in the background and a tray of lettuce and secret sauce

If you want a copycat version of the original Big Mac only in slider form, you've come to the right place. Big Mac Sliders taste just like their namesake burger, and everyone loves them!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 pounds ground beef (80/20 blend)
  • 1½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1½ tablespoons dehydrated minced onion
  • ¼ cup chopped dill pickles
  • 6 slices American Cheese
  • 1 package (12 buns) slider rolls (I used Kings Hawaiian)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1½ tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Stir in the salt, pepper, garlic powder, minced onion, and chopped dill pickles.
  4. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes and then remove from heat.
  5. Meanwhile, slice the slider rolls in half (lengthwise) and place the bottom half of the rolls into a 9 x 13 baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Layer the American cheese evenly over the rolls in the baking dish, and top the cheese and rolls evenly with the ground beef mixture.
  7. In a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, ketchup, and sweet pickle relish.
  8. Spoon the sauce evenly over the ground beef sliders and place the top half of the buns onto the sliders.
  9. Brush the melted butter onto the buns and sprinkle evenly with the sesame seeds.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes.
  11. Before serving, add the sliced romaine lettuce to the sliders (optional) and enjoy!

Nutrition Information


12 sliders

Serving Size

1 slider

Amount Per Serving Calories 336Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 84mgSodium 636mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 23g

The nutritional information and calorie count provided is intended as a guideline only and has been provided by third-party software.

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Patty June

Tuesday 12th of January 2021

The sliders sound really good certainly better than the ones served at the restaurant. My question is once they’re made without the lettuce can I put them in the freezer. I cook for one and it’s very difficult so I like to be able to freeze in a couple days at a time wrapping them real well with foil.


Tuesday 12th of January 2021

You can definitely do that, Patty June! If you're going to add lettuce, do so after reheating. I know you'll enjoy this recipe. Take good care, Renee