What makes everybody happy? A mini Bacon Big Mac Slider!! Everything you want without all the additives, (*plus added bacon!!), all packed into a doable and easily eatable slider!! YES, please!!!!
Even though these babies are slider-sized, one will certainly fill you right up! Each patty is only 1/6th of a pound before cooking, but when made into a classic “Big Mac”, it still packs quite a hearty punch!
My hubby was thrilled over them being the perfect size, but I could only muster a mini-mini mac! I know, I’m a wimp! I had to make mine a single, and I was still stuffed!
But what’s good to know is, a pound or two of hamburger can really go a long ways and feed a small, hungry crowd!
You can double this, as in these photos, and even freeze half of the patties to already have on hand whenever you’d like one!
Freeze the slider buns right along with them, then all you really have to do is reheat them, top them with cheese, and whip up a batch of the secret “special sauce”!
Chop a little onion, shred some lettuce, add some pickle slices, and you’ve got lunch in literally minutes!
You can use whatever slider buns your store carries, but these made by Pepperidge Farm have become our go-to! They’re nice and soft, keep well, and most resemble a mini hamburger bun!
I like to butter the insides just a little with real butter by Minerva Dairy, and run them under the broiler to lightly toast first.
Then I add my homemade “special sauce”, (that’s a recipe right out of the 1960’s McDonald’s Handbook!), and top it with a small handful of finely shredded lettuce.
Next, making them the same way that the fast food chain does, I add one slice of white American cheese. *You can use yellow if you’d like, but the only difference between the two is food coloring.
Then place a hot hamburger patty on top to melt the cheese.
Next, add some finely chopped onion…..
…then spread another bottom roll with secret sauce. Place the sauced side down onto the onions, then spread the top with more sauce.
Add more shredded lettuce…
…another hamburger patty, and a second slice of cheese if desired.
*McDonald’s only adds one slice of cheese total, but we, of course, enjoy more!
Then add more onions…..
…and at this point, two to three slices of dill pickles. My hubby hates pickles, so I left them off for him.
And here’s where it gets even more fun! I add one slice of crisp-cooked and peppered bacon torn in half!
Lastly, spread the inside of a top bun with more sauce, and place on top!
Now. Isn’t that MUCH better than any drive-thru burger? Just look at that little masterpiece!!
Pour yourself a cold one, add a nice hot side dish…..
….and take a bite!
No. REALLY get in there and take a BIG bite!!
These babies absolutely ROCKED!!!! And my hubby was thoroughly pleased! Big Macs are his favorite, but he’s always disappointed because they sure don’t make them like we remember having when we were kids and in high school!
With the Super Bowl coming up, you’ll definitely want to save my recipe for these Bacon Big Mac Sliders! They would be perfect to serve at halftime! Make the patties ahead of time, and you can have a whole platter assembled in no time, not missing any of the game!
Hope you all enjoy!! Be sure to add this recipe to your Pinterest Boards!! Take care, and have a great weekend!
Sides that go well with this recipe:
- 1 lb. ground beef, (made into 6 patties makes 3 mini macs), fried to desired doneness
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup Miracle Whip
- 1/4 cup Hellmann’s mayo
- 2 1/2 Tbl. my homemade French Dressing or Wishbone Deluxe French Salad Dressing (the orange stuff)
- 1 1/2 Tbl. sweet pickle relish
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. dried onion flakes
- 1 tsp. white vinegar
- 1 tsp. ketchup
- 1/8 tsp. salt
Rest of Ingredients:
- shredded lettuce
- American cheese slices, yellow or white
- dill pickle slices
- finely chopped sweet onion
- slider buns, with or without sesame seeds, buttered and lightly toasted inside with Minerva Dairy Amish Butter
In medium bowl, stir well the Special Sauce Ingredients until completely combined. Microwave 25 seconds on High, stir well. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour (while burgers and rest of ingredients are prepared).
Form ground beef into 6 thin patties. Season tops with salt and pepper, and fry, in batches, on flat griddle until preferred doneness. Remove to a platter, placing cheese slices on top of half (or all if preferred to assemble that way.)
Spread insides of slider buns with Minerva Dairy Amish Butter, and run until broiler on baking sheet until lightly toasted inside.
Spread each bottom bun with a sparse amount of sauce. Top with shredded lettuce, a slice of cheese, one hot hamburger patty, and finely chopped onion.
Then spread the "middle bun" (another bottom bun) with sauce, place sauce side down onto onion covered patty, and spread top with more sauce.
Top with more lettuce, 3 pickle slices, another patty with cheese, onions, top with two half slices of peppered bacon, and top bun slathered with more sauce!
Pop into microwave briefly to "steam" / warm buns just to warm through. And there you have it!