Deconstructed: Big Mac Sloppy Joes’

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I not-so-secretly love McDonald’s…so when I had no idea what to create for dinner a few weeks ago; the Big Mac Sloppy Joes’ was born. This recipe is super easy and has very few ingredients. An added benefit is this recipe takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

While this version of the Big Mac still isn’t terribly healthy, it is exceedingly less than its counterpart. And…if I can toot my own horn, it is much tastier than the real thing.

Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 335.5 kcal


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Large Frying Pan
  • Spatula


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1/2 cup dill pickles diced
  • 1/2 cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6-8 hamburger buns
  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • salt and pepper


  • In the frying pan, drizzle oil in the bottom and add in the diced onion. Cook on medium heat until the onion begins to lightly brown. Add in the ground beef and lightly season with salt and pepper. Stir until the beef is completely browned. Add the pickles into the onion/beef mixture and let cook for 3-5 minutes allowing the pickles to warm. Take off of the heat and add in the Thousand Island dressing and cheese. Stir to combine.
  • To plate, place open hamburger bun on a plate and scoop 1 cup of sloppy joe mixture onto the bottom of the open-faced bun. Add some shredded romaine lettuce and place the bun's top over the shredded lettuce.


Serving: 1cupCalories: 335.5kcalCarbohydrates: 5.2gProtein: 15.9gFat: 27.5gSaturated Fat: 9.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8.5gCholesterol: 70.5mgSodium: 448.7mgPotassium: 233.4mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 3.3gVitamin A: 7.5IUVitamin C: 4.6mgCalcium: 8.2mgIron: 10.2mg
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Do you have a copycat recipe from a famous food? Attempting to DIY highly popular foods from restaurants is one of my most favorite things to do. And when it turns out, it is WAY more satisfying than eating the original at the restaurant.

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