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How To Make McDonalds Hamburger

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McDonalds used to grill their hamburgers; they don’t anymore. You will love making your own homemade McDonalds Hamburger. Their grilled hamburgers were sold up until the 1980s when their new cooking method was used. They now cook the burgers on both sides at once. One of the benefits of searing the burgers like they used to it helped to sear in the flavor. I know if you try making one of the burgers like thy did, you will enjoy them.
  Ground chuck 1 Pound
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Ground black pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Flavor enhancer/Msg 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Accent)
  Hamburger buns 8 Small
  Dehydrated onions 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dill pickle slices 1 Tablespoon
  Mustard 1 Teaspoon
  Ketchup 1 Teaspoon


  1. Preheat griddle to 375°F.


  1. Hydrate onions with 1 tablespoon of water.
  2. Make patties as shown in the video and place on griddle and sear until done.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and cook both sides.
  4. Place buns on griddle in same way and toast well.
  5. Assemble as shown in the video.


  1. Serve and enjoy!
Things You Will Need
Baking sheet

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
The ingredients first let’s talk about what made one of the McDonald’s burgers special. The type of beef, the special seasoning, dehydrated onions, and the technique of putting the burger together. What type of meat should you use? You should use ground chuck like they did. Ground chuck has the perfect ratio of fat and lean for a flavorful burger. Keep in mind you are going to use a griddle for these, and some of the fat will float away, so you aren’t going to consume all of the fat. It is critical for the right balance of flavor. The McDonalds Hamburger seasoning is more than just salt and pepper. The seasoning is a blend of Accent, salt, and pepper. Accent is made from MSG (Monosodium Glutamate). Some people have an allergy to this, if you do, do not use this. Accent enhances the flavor; some people believe MSG is a neurotoxin. The FDA says it is safe. You decide for yourself. Dehydrated onions, for me this is a flavor that was unique to McDonalds. Dehydrated onions are milder than fresh onions. These onions are not hot but have a good onion flavor. Everyone else uses raw onions, but they did not. The pickles are simple dill pickles. Nothing fancy here. Just a great classic dill taste. The burger was put together with care, the buns were toasted on the grill, this picked up some of the burger flavors. The burger was assembled with the right amount of ketchup, mustard, pickles, and onions.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 232 Calories from Fat 108

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.7%

Saturated Fat 4.5 g22.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 40 mg13.3%

Sodium 1690 mg70.4%

Total Carbohydrates 19 g6.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.98 g3.9%

Sugars 3.1 g

Protein 12 g24.7%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 3.6%

Calcium 6.1% Iron 6.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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