Original McDonald's Cheeseburger

Original McDonald's Cheeseburger


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This McDonald's-inspired recipe is as close as you're going to get to McDonald's famous cheeseburgers. Quick and easy to make, this recipe brings the famous fast food chain right to your very home.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 5 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

1 serving


  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons boiling water
  • 1⁄8 lb ground beef
  • 1 plain hamburger bun
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 dill pickle, slice
  • 1 slice American cheese

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Add dried onion to boiling water let it rest until it is no longer dry. Roll ground beef and press flat on waxed paper until 1/8-inch thick. In a dry frying pan, brown the faces of each bun over medium heat. Remove bun and begin to cook burger in frying pan for 2 minutes per side. Lightly add salt to each side while cooking. On the top bun, add ketchup, mustard and onion and top with pickle slice and slice of cheese. Place patty on bottom bun and quickly place the two buns together. Microwave burger for 15 seconds. Serve.

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