You would think making a burger would be simple, yet it is not. Food and flavor scientists like Howard Moskowitz are tasked with perfecting flavor combinations to make them, well, simply irresistible. This leaves us mere humans battling to replicate the perfect (yet undoubtedly unhealthy/inhumane) flavor of McDonald’s delicious Quarter Pounder. No need to fret fellow humans, the recipe below is as close as you’re gonna get.
- 1/4 lb frozen beef patty
- 1 sesame seed bun
- 1 tablespoon fresh onion, diced
- mustard, ketchup
- 2 HEINZ hamburger pickle slices
- 2 slices “real American” cheese (optional)
- 4 Tablespoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons MSG
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Electric Grill
Beef Patty Mix:
One pound ground chuck, divided into 4 equal pieces. Form the patties to 5″ diameter and 1/4″ thick. Place on wax paper, and freeze until needed.
Quarter Pounder Preparation:
- Mix the salt, accent, black pepper & onion powder. .
- Pre-heat your electric grill to 400 degrees.
- Lay the beef frozen patty on the grill, and after about 20 seconds, apply heavy pressure for 6-8 seconds.
- Sprinkle liberally with your Accent blend.
- About 3 minutes later, flip.
- Repeat on the other side.
- Add another dash of the Accent mix.
- Lay the bun face down on an unused spot on the grill.
- After about 30 seconds, remove.
- Put five dots of mustard around the toasted bun 1/2 inch from the edge.
- Same process with ketchup.
- Add 1 tbsp of the chopped onion.
- Add 2 pickle slices.
- Lay a slice of the cheese on top of the condiments.
- Grab your meat & squish with a spatula.
- Add on to your bun.
- Wrap the Quarter Pounder in a sheet of waxed paper (12″x12″)
- Put in the microwave for 15 seconds.