These were really good!! I'm thinking they are about as close as you can get to the real thing. When discussing what it was "missing" to make it taste like the real thing, and my husband suggested "it must be crack...yeah, thats what its missing...the crack they must put in the burgers to make them so addicting." Haha. Seriously...these are good!!
These got top marks from all 4 of my kids.....3 of them eat them plain. One with mustard only. DH and I ate them as written...and they are pretty darn close to McD's! Quick and easy...and we used organically raised lower fat beef and they still turned out great! Served with Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries...almost like a trip through the drive thru..only better!
a very good recipe done these last night everyone liked them, keeping the onions in water for an hour is brilliant. any one got any tips how to keep the burger nice and thin like the mcdonalds ones cause mine seem to go in the pan thin n come out like a pub burger lol....any tips?
WOW these we awesome. I made these tonight for dinner and i can't believe how good they are and how much they taste like the real thing. I put the dried onions in cold water for an hour and they turned out good. I also cooked the patties and then put them on paper towels to suck up some of the extra grease. I will definitely make these again. Especially when i am craving mcdonald. :) Thanks
These were great! My whole family loves them! I do use fresh minced onion however. Now I can finally get extra onion and extra pickles on mine! LOL! I assemble them (about 30 minutes early) and wrap them in paper towels in a big baggie then when everyone gets home we just microwave for 30-45 seconds and it's time to eat! YUM! Thanks for a fun recipe!
We love the burgers and the microwaving is a great trick to steam the flavors together. Great recipe!
mmmmmm...yummy! DH said that if he hadn't known any better, he would have almost sworn it was the real deal. The kids were fooled...they were pretty unhappy that they didn't get 'real' fries (I made oven fries) or their toy with their 'happy meal'. Definitely passed the family test! I used generic store-brand buns, next time will make sure I have Kraft cheese slices instead of the store brand. Other than that, these were right on. I toasted the buns, set them aside, followed the directions and topped the buns with the condiments as the patties were cooking, then just slid the assembled burgers into the empty bun wrapper for a few minutes while I finished getting drinks and washing the kids hands. Turned out perfect..slightly steamed, cheese just the right melty/soft. Thanks so much for posting!
WOW- freakishly the same thing (as McDonald's)! I am so glad to know the onion trick...which I did in cold water for about an hour! Can't wait to put the hydrated onions on other things...like grilled hot dogs! Thanks for sharing. So easy and FUN! And my Greyhounds got the left overs (but without onion). :)
I took Chef #240993 advice and soaked the dried onions in cold water for at least an hour. The other step that's important, and it may seem minor, is to brown the bun in a dry frying pan while squashing it flat. Also, the microwaving of the assembled burger is a must if you want to get the same effect as McDonald's. We're not big on ketchup so we left it off of the burger. My hubbie who isn't big on the "fast food type" of burger even commented how much it smelled like McDonald's. I was surprised how close it came to the real thing!!!
The burgers were good, but we couldn't really detect the onions, and they didn't taste like McDonald's to us, even though we followed the directions. I added more pickles to mine, which I always do. We actually liked and thought Vegetarians Mock Macdonald's Cheeseburgers tasted more like McDonald's - but it is kind of weird, since the only difference is they use real onions. In addition, they are actually made with veggie burgers, so go figure.