In these fun-size Mini Mac Sliders, an all beef ground patty is topped with a homemade “special sauce”, pickles and lettuce!

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I know I told you guys that I gave up fast food – it has been almost 7 months!! If you’ve seen Food Inc. you would too! However that doesn’t mean I deprive myself, instead of falling off the wagon and finding myself in the drive-through line, I think of a way I can make it at home.

I have been in the mood for a McDonald’s Big Mac. I haven’t been able to get them out of my head ever since I saw my husband eating one right in front of my face. Luckily I was not feeling well, or else I would have thrown him an elbow and snatched it out of his hand before he knew what hit him!

 

So here is my version of a not-as-big  Big Mac but in slider form. Haileigh named it herself, the Mini Mac Slider.

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For the “special sauce”: Mayo, French Dressing, Sweet Pickle

Relish, White Vinegar, finely minced Onion, Kosher Salt and Sugar.

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Peel and finely mince an onion. Measure out 1 1/2 tablespoons. The excess can be saved for coneys… or pico… mmm pico.

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Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl… Then cover and refrigerate until your burgers are done!

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For the burgers; Ground chuck, Green Onion, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper and Olive Oil.

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Finely slice the green onion and then give them a good mincing.

Add them to the ground chuck along with the salt, pepper and olive oil.

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Mix the ingredients by hand until combined, don’t over mix it or they will be this weird texture.

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Form 12 small patties…

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Then add a few patties at a time to a grill pan preheated to medium/ medium high heat… adjust the heat during cooking. Cook the patties 3-5 minutes per side.

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Flip and repeat. You can then place done burgers on a plate and cover with foil to keep them warm.

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Now for my favorite part… the toppings. You will need; 12 slider buns, the special sauce, finely shredded Lettuce, Pickle slices, and Colby Jack cheese.

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Start with the Colby jack. 3 slices to be exact.

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Cut in half on a diagonal.

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Then half again to form 12 triangles!!

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You can also toast your buns, I like mine toasted and so does my girls! I place the slider buns on a baking sheet under my broiler for about 2 minutes.

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Schmear some of the special sauce on the inside of the top bun…

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Top the bottom toasty bun with a burger patty and a slice of Colby.

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Then top with pickle slices and sliced iceberg lettuce.

And they look like this… a little messy… yet tasty! Let me just tell you, my youngest won’t touch pickles or onions and she had no idea they were there!! She gobbled them up!

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Mini-Mac Sliders

Mini-Mac Sliders

A mini version of a classic!

Ingredients

  • FOR THE SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 2 tablespoons French dressing
  • 3 tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • FOR THE BURGERS:
  • 1 1/2 pounds of Ground Chuck
  • 2-3 Green Onions sliced thin then roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Iceberg Lettuce cut into super thin strips
  • Pickle Slices
  • 3 Colby Jack Cheese Slices
  • 12 Slider Buns

Instructions

For the sauce: Simply combine all the ingredients, refrigerate until ready to use!

For the burgers: Combine the ground chuck with the green onions, salt, pepper and olive oil.

Mix by hand until just combined then form 12 mini burgers.

Place on a preheated grill pan over medium high heat {adjust if you need to while the burgers cook}, cook 3-5 minutes per side or until cook through.

Flip and repeat, you can place the done burgers on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm while finishing the other burgers.

Toast buns if desired then top bottom bun with a slider, cheese, pickle, lettuce, sauce then top with bun