Big Mac Sloppy Joes

My kids are good eaters. I’m lucky. We can plop down nearly anything in front of them and they will try it – and usually eat it. We have yet to take them to a restaurant they didn’t enjoy.

Still, my son’s most-requested meal? McDonald’s.

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He asked me a few weeks back if I could make “McDonald’s burgers”. Sure, bud, here we go.

Obviously, these aren’t quite what he had in mind – they’re not even really burgers after all – but everyone in the family enjoyed these a lot. This is a super quick dinner to throw together and the flavors are really reminiscent of a Big Mac.

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Big Mac Sloppy Joes

Serves 4-6

1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2/3 cup crunchy dill pickles, diced
1 cup yellow onion, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
4-6 sesame seed hamburger buns, toasted
1 1/2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded

In a skillet, brown the ground beef, breaking into bite-sized pieces as it cooks. Drain the grease.

Stir in the mayonnaise, Thousand Island dressing, salt and pepper. Cook for a minute, until heated through. Stir in the onion and pickles. Let heat through for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in shredded cheese and serve on toasted buns topped with lettuce.

adapted from This Is Not Diet Food

Big Mac Sloppy Joes

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