Copycat McDonald’s Hamburger

Just because I don’t eat fast food doesn’t mean I can’t make it at home. The last time I had an original McDonald’s hamburger, I believe Star Wars was just out in the movie theaters. Yep it’s been a while. But you know, this copycat McDonald’s Hamburger really brought back memories. It takes just like I remember the original burger to be. Now mine might be a tad larger, but then, so am I. The key to this burger is the seasoning. Make a batch and keep it on hand for any burger, not just this McDonald’s burger.

Copycat McDonald's Hamburger

To make the burger feel even more like the original McDonald’s burger I served it with a copycat of McDonald’s French fries. The fries definitely make you think you just pulled out of the drive-thru at your local McDonald’s, opened the bag, and grabbed and ate a handful of hot fries. Admit it, when they’re hot and crunchy, they’re good. Really good. And a great pairing with this hamburger. Top them all with a copycat of Heinz’s ketchup and you’re set for some good eats!

Copycat McDonald's Hamburger
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Copycat McDonald’s Hamburger

This copycat McDonald’s Hamburger really brought back memories. It takes just like I remember the original burger to be. Now mine might be a tad larger, but then, so am I. 
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword burgers, copycat
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 259kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

For the burgers

For the seasoning (makes more than you’ll need)

Instructions

  • Divide the beef into 10 equally-sized balls. Form into thin patties 4″ in diameter and 1/4″ thick. Place onto wax paper and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, place the dried minced onions into a small resealable container. Add enough water to cover by 1″. Seal and refrigerate until time to make the hamburgers.
  • When ready to make the burgers, fire up a grill or heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, season the patties liberally on both sides and cook until done.
  • Toast buns.
  • Assemble burgers by placing cooked patties on bun bottoms. Add a squirt each of ketchup and mustard, along with a slice of dill pickle and a teaspoon of the re-hydrated onions.
  • Add the top bun and serve.

For the seasoning

  • Combine all ingredients.

Notes

Just like the original, these hamburgers will be very thin which can be a bit challenging to make and cook. Don’t be afraid to double the size of the patties.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 4393mg | Potassium: 346mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional values are approximate.