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How To Make A McDonald’s Copycat Quarter Pounder

McDonald's Copycat Quarter Pounder

It’s hard to admit it, but many people (including myself) love the greasy and unhealthy food that fast food restaurants have to offer. Not going to lie, Mcdonald’s is definitely my favorite place to pick up a delicious Quarter Pounder and eat the entire thing before I even get home.

As yummy as these burgers are, they’re unfortunately unhealthy and fattening as can be. Next time you’re getting the craving for this legendary greasy burger, try this simple recipe and make your own, healthier version at home!

This at home Copycat Quarter Pounder has the same great flavor as the one you get at Mcdonalds, except it tastes much fresher and you’ll feel much less guilty after eating it. This burger is easy to make and you can put as much or as little of everything you want on it, rather than having somebody else flood it with ketchup or under season it.

Give this burger a try and you’ll be surprised to see how much this tastes like the real thing!


quarterpounderSeasoned Salt
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder

The Burger
4 hamburger buns
1 pound ground chuck
8 to 12 sour dill pickle slices
1 tablespoon dehydrated onions – rehydrated
8 slices American cheese


Prepare seasoned salt by combining salt, pepper, and onion powder.   Store this in a salt shaker.   Sprinkle this seasoning blend onto the burger patties while they are cooking.

Prepare burger patties into 4 equal patties.  Wrap patties with plastic wrap and freeze until frozen solid.

Preheat griddle to 400 degrees.  While the griddle is heating you can toast the buns both the top and the crown until they are browned.  This should take about a minute depending upon your grill or your skillet.   Place burgers onto the hot griddle.  Season liberally with seasoning blend.    As patties begin to cook, smash them into the griddle.   When the patties have cooked on one side flip over and season with seasoning blend.

While the patties are cooking you can add mustard and ketchup to the bottoms of the burger buns.   Add 1 slide of American cheese to the top of the mustard and ketchup.  When the burger patty is done lift from grill use a second spatula to squeeze out excess grease.  Lay burger patty on top of cheese.  Add second slide of cheese.  Top with a couple of pickle slices and onions.    Top with remaining bun.

My Thanks go to Stephanie Manley of CopyKat Blog for this delicious recipe and featured image.

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2 Comments on How To Make A McDonald’s Copycat Quarter Pounder

  1. I love this, thank you, I made it for a friend and I did 3 things different I used pre cooked 100% beef patties, didn’t add onions as he can’t have those and then just threw a little liquid smoke for flavor on them, yummy 🙂

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