Big Mac Sliders

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Ever find yourself daydreaming about biting into a juicy Big Mac but can’t muster the energy to head out to your local McDonald’s? What if I told you that with a few simple ingredients and a sprinkle of culinary magic, you can recreate this iconic fast-food staple right in your own kitchen? Yes, you read that right. We’re talking homemade Big Mac Sliders that might just taste better than the real deal.

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What is a Big Mac Slider?

Big Mac Sliders, taking their name from the iconic fast food burger, encapsulate all the fun and flavor of the original in bite-sized form. This mini burger delight is a culinary creation that serves up savory ground beef, melted cheese, and the classic Big Mac sauce, all sandwiched between mini sesame seed buns.

The best part? They are an absolute crowd-pleaser and are perfect for any social occasion. Add a playful twist to your mealtime experience by pairing these Big Mac Sliders with some crispy sweet potato fries, a tangy coleslaw or even a refreshing side salad. It’s not just a slider, it’s a party on a plate!

Big Mac Slider Ingredients

Ready to recreate the iconic Big Mac at home? Let’s get started with these simple yet delicious ingredients:

1 lb Ground Beef – The hearty and flavorful base of your burger, make sure it’s fresh for the best taste.

1 Tsp. Salt – Vital for enhancing the natural flavors of the beef.

1/4 Tsp. Pepper – Adds a touch of spice to the mix, providing the needed kick.

Hamburger Pickle Slices – Their tangy flavor and crunchy texture contrast perfectly with the juicy beef.

9-12 Slices Cheddar Cheese – Melted to perfection, it adds a creamy, rich touch to your palate.

Special Sauce – Whether it’s store-bought or homemade, it is the secret element that gives your burger a unique and irresistible taste.

2 Tbsp. Butter – Provides that golden, crisp finish to your buns.

2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds – Adds an extra crunch and aesthetic charm to your burger.

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How to Make Big Mac Sliders

Follow these easy steps to create mouth-watering sliders from scratch, perfect for beginner cooks. Trust us, it’s simpler than it sounds!

  1. Get your oven heated up and ready by preheating it to 350 degrees. This allows your oven to reach the perfect temperature while you prep the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Grab a skillet and add 1 lb of ground beef. As it sizzles on medium-high heat, break it into tiny pieces, adding 1 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of pepper for that flavor punch. Cook until the beef is no longer pink, then put your skillet aside.
  3. Prep your rolls by slicing them in half lengthwise and melt 2 tbsp of butter for a golden touch later.
  4. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and lay the bottom halves of the rolls in the dish.
  5. Slather a generous layer of special sauce, followed by a layer of hamburger pickle slices.
  6. Pour your cooked beef evenly over the pickles, then add 9-12 slices of cheddar cheese as per your love for cheese!
  7. Drizzle more sauce, and cap it off with the top halves of the rolls.
  8. Brush your melted butter onto the tops of the rolls using a basting brush, and sprinkle 2 tbsp of sesame seeds for that unique Big Mac feel.
  9. Bake in your preheated oven for 3-5 minutes until the tops get that irresistible golden-brown color. Remember to check frequently, as they can quickly go from perfectly toasted to overly crisp!
  10. Let it cool. Wait for about 5 minutes before serving your sliders. This prevents any cheese-related burns and makes the sliders easier to handle.

Tips for Making This Recipe

  1. Patience is key when it comes to preheating: Ensure your oven is fully preheated to the correct temperature before placing your sliders in there. This is crucial for proper cooking and achieving that perfect crispy and golden-brown texture.
  2. Don’t rush the beef: When cooking your ground beef, take the time to break it up into small pieces. This allows it to cook evenly and makes it easier to pile onto your sliders.
  3. Butter for browning: Melted butter works wonders for achieving a crispy, golden-brown top on your sliders. Brush it generously on top of the rolls before baking.
  4. Cheese choice: We recommend cheddar cheese for this recipe due to its creamy, melt-in-your-mouth perfection. However, you can always experiment with different types of cheese for a unique flavor.
  5. Timing the bake: Keep a close eye on your sliders while they are in the oven. They can quickly go from perfectly toasted to overly browned. It’s better to set a timer for the lower end of the recommended time, and then check on them regularly.
  6. Waiting before serving: These sliders will be extremely hot straight out of the oven, especially the molten cheese. Allow them to cool down for about five minutes before serving to avoid burning your taste buds.
  7. Experiment with the sauce: Feel free to alter the sauce to your preference. A hot and spicy sauce could add a nice kick, or maybe a tangy barbeque sauce for a smoky touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use instead of Hawaiian Rolls for a Big Mac Slider?

Consider opting for soft brioche buns or mini sesame seed buns. These alternatives offer a rich and buttery flavor profile that complements the savory beef, tangy pickles, special sauce, and melty cheese in the sliders.

The pillowy texture of brioche buns or the classic appeal of sesame seed buns can elevate the overall taste experience of your Big Mac Sliders, providing a delicious variation for your audience to savor. Experimenting with different bun options can bring a new dimension to this beloved dish while still delivering the familiar flavors that make Big Mac Sliders a crowd favorite.

Can I use Potato Rolls as an alternative to Hawaiian Rolls in my sliders?

Potato Rolls can indeed serve as a delightful substitution that adds a touch of comfort and familiarity to the dish. The soft, slightly sweet nature of Potato Rolls brings a unique flavor profile that complements the savory components of your sliders exquisitely. Imagine sinking your teeth into a juicy slider nestled within the pillowy embrace of a Potato Roll—pure bliss!

Do I need to brush melted butter on top of the rolls of my sliders?

This simple yet indulgent step can elevate the sensory experience by imparting a golden, buttery crust that tantalizes the taste buds. Picture each slider boasting a crispy exterior with a rich buttery essence, adding an extra layer of flavor and texture to the ensemble. While not a strict requirement, embracing this practice can transform your sliders into irresistible treats that beckon with each bite. 

What other cheese options can I use for Big Mac Sliders?

You can choose from a wide variety of cheeses to tantalize the taste buds of your family and friends and elevate the sliders to new heights of flavor. Whether you opt for the gooey meltiness of American cheese, the sharpness of cheddar, the creaminess of Swiss, or even the boldness of pepper jack, each cheese brings its unique character to the dish.

How do I store leftover Big Mac Sliders?

To ensure the deliciousness of your leftover Big Mac Sliders stays intact for later enjoyment, here are some simple steps you can follow. First off, let those sliders cool down to room temperature before putting them away.

Once they’ve reached the right temp, wrap each slider individually in foil or place them in an airtight container to keep them fresh and tasty. Pop them in the refrigerator for safekeeping, making sure to consume them within 3-4 days for optimal flavor.

When it’s time to indulge again, gently reheat the sliders in the oven at a low temperature to retain their mouthwatering textures—avoid microwaving to preserve that perfect balance of flavors. Serve up these reheated delights hot and ready to enjoy, perhaps with a side of additional toppings or condiments to elevate the experience.


The only thing better than chowing down on Big Mac Sliders? Sharing the love with your friends and family! Whip up a batch for your next get-together and watch ’em disappear faster than you can say, “I’m lovin’ it.” 

So, what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and start slidin’! Let’s keep this burger party going!

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Yield: 4

Big Mac Sliders

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Satisfy your cravings with our Big Mac Sliders! Made for dinner and snack lovers who crave big flavor in a bite-sized package. Try them now!


  • 1lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. Pepper
  • Hamburger pickle slices
  • 9-12 Slices Cheddar cheese
  • 12-Pack Hawaiian Rolls
  • Special Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add Ground Beef to skillet, break it up, add seasoning, and cook on medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  3. Once the meat is cooked through, Turn the heat off and set aside.
  4. While the meat is cooking slice the rolls in half-length wise and melt butter.
  5. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray, lay the bottom of the rolls at the bottom of the casserole dish, pour a layer of special sauce, and add a layer of pickle slices before pouring the meat over the bread. Add the slices of cheese, more sauce, and roll tops to the dish.
  6. With a basting brush, brush on the butter to the tops of the rolls and sprinkle the sesame seeds.
  7. Place in the preheated oven for 3-5 minutes until golden brown on top.
  8. Let rolls cool for 5 minutes before cutting out the sliders.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 874Total Fat: 63gSaturated Fat: 30gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 1692mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 60g

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