Mini Big Mac Cheeseburgers

Last Updated on March 2, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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These mini Big Mac cheeseburgers are truly to die for! They combine the classic burger ingredients with a little Thousand Island dressing for some extra zing. This recipe is sure to satisfy those drive-thru cravings and make the whole family happy without even leaving the house!

Big Mac Cheeseburgers

If your kids are anything like mine, they LOVE fast food. It feels like they ask every day if we can go to their favorite drive-thru to score some of those delicious burgers and fries. With everyone’s busy schedules, it can be tempting to pick up fast food for dinner. But we’re here to the rescue with this killer mini Big Mac cheeseburger recipe. Your kids won’t even believe they aren’t straight from the menu at their favorite restaurant!

Not only do these burgers taste delicious, they are so easy and quick to make! I love how simple this recipe is and the minimal preparation needed. For more simple meals like this check out our quick and easy dinner recipes. Need a little dessert after dinner? These air fryer donuts are a cinch to make and are ready in just 5 minutes! 

Mini Big Mac Cheeseburgers

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes 

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 12 mini cheeseburgers

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 package 12 count slider buns or dinner rolls
  • 2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
  • ½ small onion, minced very fine
  • 1 cup lettuce finely shredded
  • 12 slices American cheese
  • 12 dill pickle slices
  • ⅓ cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

The Following Tools With Be Helpful When Making These!

Cookie sheets

Wire baking racks

Pastry brush

Measuring cups

Wisk

Food processor

How To Make Mini Big Mac Cheeseburgers

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl add ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and egg. Mix ingredients until fully combined.
  • Divide the meat in half to form two rectangles. Be sure these rectangles are a bit bigger than your set of 6 connected dinner rolls. You are forming rectangles so that once cooked you can place the meat rectangle on top of the dinner rolls.
  • Place both rectangles on a cookie sheet and if you like onion you can add some minced onion on the top here to allow it to cook with the meat.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes.
  • Open your set of sliders and spoon a couple of tablespoons of Thousand Island dressing on each of the slider bottoms and evenly spread it over all rolls with a spoon.
  • Once the meat is done, place the meat patties on each of the bottoms of the 6 buns. Then spread dressing on top of both of the meat rectangles.
  • Place cheese slices on top of the meat and place it back in the oven for a couple of minutes to allow cheese to melt.
  • Once the cheese has melted, top the burgers with minced onion, pickles, and lettuce. Then top it with the top of the slider buns.
  • Spread the melted butter over the tops of the slider buns and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Cut the sliders into individual cheeseburgers and enjoy!

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • Use a wire rack on the bottom of your cookie sheets to drain the extra grease from the beef!
  • Adjust the baking time to fit your tastes. You can bake the meat more or less depending on how well-done you want the burgers.
  • Don’t be afraid to mix it up! Use a different kind of cheese or add tomatoes or avocado to your cheeseburgers. There is really no limit to what you can add!
  • Substitute ground beef for ground turkey for a healthier version of these delicious burgers!

Storage

These cheeseburgers are best enjoyed right after preparation. Leftover burgers can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 3-4 days. 

Can I prepare these burgers ahead of time?

The cooked meat will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months! Simply thaw and reheat the meet patties when you are ready to enjoy!

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Yield: 12

Mini Big Mac Cheeseburgers

Mini Big Mac Cheeseburgers

Meta: These mini Big Mac cheeseburgers are truly to die for! They combine the classic burger ingredients with a little Thousand Island dressing for some extra zing. This recipe is sure to satisfy those drive-thru cravings and make the whole family happy without even leaving the house!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package 12 count slider buns or dinner rolls
  • 2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
  • ½ small onion, minced very fine
  • 1 cup lettuce finely shredded
  • 12 slices American cheese
  • 12 dill pickle slices
  • ⅓ cup Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame seeds
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. In a large bowl add ground beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and egg. Mix ingredients until fully combined.
    3. Divide the meat in half to form two rectangles. Be sure these rectangles are a bit bigger than your set of 6 connected dinner rolls. You are forming rectangles so that once cooked you can place the meat rectangle on top of the dinner rolls.
    4. Place both rectangles on a cookie sheet and if you like onion you can add some minced onion on the top here to allow it to cook with the meat.
    5. Bake for about 12 minutes.
    6. Open your set of sliders and spoon a couple of tablespoons of Thousand Island dressing on each of the slider bottoms and evenly spread it over all rolls with a spoon.
    7. Once the meat is done, place the meat patties on each of the bottoms of the 6 buns. Then spread dressing on top of both of the meat rectangles.
      Place cheese slices on top of the meat and place it back in the oven for a couple of minutes to allow cheese to melt.
    8. Once the cheese has melted, top the burgers with minced onion, pickles, and lettuce. Then top it with the top of the slider buns.
    9. Spread the melted butter over the tops of the slider buns and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
    10. Cut the sliders into individual cheeseburgers and enjoy!

Notes

    • Use a wire rack on the bottom of your cookie sheets to drain the extra grease from the beef!
    • Adjust the baking time to fit your tastes. You can bake the meat more or less depending on how well-done you want the burgers.
    • Don’t be afraid to mix it up! Use a different kind of cheese or add tomatoes or avocado to your cheeseburgers. There is really no limit to what you can add!
      Substitute ground beef for ground turkey for a healthier version of these delicious burgers!

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