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McDonald's Hamburger Recipe
McDonald's Hamburger
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sandwich
Calories: 270
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (3 reviews)
Yes, Ronald McDonald is truly an international hero and celebrity. In Japan, since the "R" sound is not part of the Japanese language, everyone knows the burger-peddling clown as "Donald McDonald." And in Hong Kong, where people place a high value on family relationships, he is called Uncle McDonald, or in their language, "McDonald Suk Suk."

These burgers were the original hallmark of the worlds largest fast-food chain. In 1948, when brothers Dick and Mac McDonald opened their first drive-in restaurant in San Bernardino, California, it was this simple sandwich that had hundreds of people driving in from miles around to pick up a sackful for just 15 cents a burger.

Source: "Top Secret Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

1/8 pound groud beef
1 plain hamburger bun
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon catsup
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon finely minced onion
1 dill pickle slice

1. Roll the gournd beef into a ball and then press flat on wax paper until about 1/4 inch thick. You can also prepare the burger ahead of time and freeze it for easier cooking.

2. Brown the faces of the bun in a frying pan over medium heat.

3. Remove the bun and cook the burger in the same pan for 2 minutes per side. Salt both sides during the cooking.

4. On the top bun, spread the catsup, mustard, and onion, in that order, and top with the pickle slice.

5. Put the beef patty on the bottom bun and slap the top and bottom together.

6. Microwave the burger on high for 10 to 15 seconds.

Makes 1 hamburger

Submitted on: 02/15/14
Excellent and spot on ! Thank you.made double cheeseburgers with it. Next time I will pop some bacon in :))))) better than the real for sure. The bun you use and salt quantity is defiantly important. I found a slightly sweeter ready made bun was best.
Submitted on: 07/17/13
It turned out to be amazing. Better than the real actually.
Just like the real thing!
Vincent Wilson  
Submitted on: 08/08/12
My kid's agree and loved it! Follow instructions EXACTLY!