Homemade Quarter Pounder

by Barry Lewis

Prep time
5 mins
Cook time
8 mins

Ingredients

115g beef mince (1/4 pound)
pinch pepper
1tbsp ketchup
1tsp mustard
1tsp chopped onion (raw)
2 slices cheddar cheese
2 slices gherkin / dill pickles
burger bun (sesame seed topped)

Ah folks now I do like to have fun making recipe clones, so when I plonked up a homemade quarter pounder in the recipe poll here on the website I knew it would prove popular. This is actually a really great recipe to make if you are craving a McDonalds. You are making the burger from scratch so know exactly what is in it and how it was put together!

My Daughter are going through a little phase at the moment of wanting McDonalds so doing homemade alternatives (like this homemade happy meal option) work a charm.

To make the homemade quarter pounder:

Start off by toasting your sesame seed bun in a frying pan, do not use any oil and toast both the top and bottom bun halves. Place a slice of cheese directly on top of the base after toasting.

Season your meat in a bowl then mould into a burger shape using baking parchment. Once you are happy either cook immediately or place in the fridge / freezer until you are ready to cook.

Fry the burger in a pan roughly 4 minutes either side until charred slightly, seasoning with a little pepper as you go on each side, once done rest it on kitchen towel.

Build the burger by sitting the burger patty on top of the base with the other cheese slice on top. Spreading ketchup and mustard on the bun lid, sprinkling on the chopped onion and gherkin slices and then placing the lid on top!

Eat immediately, but if it cools and you want to warm through simply wrap in baking parchment and whack in the oven for 5 minutes.

I hope you give this homemade quarter pounder a try, you’ll love it!

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