McDonald's double cheeseburger: Here's how you can make it at home

Here is how to make the popular McDonald's cheeseburger at home with an easy recipe that tastes just like McDonald's.

McDonald's cheeseburger recipe
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McDonald's cheeseburger recipe

McDonald's Double Cheeseburger is one of the brand's most popular items on the menu. With a side of McDonald's fries and a coke, the cheeseburger has remained a super-hit meal in the brand's menu even since the original McDonald's stand opened in Alabama in the year 1940, by brothers Richard 'Dick' and Maurice 'Mac' McDonald.

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Back then, almost all items in the original menu could be brought for a price of 20 cents or less. Of course the price of items have augmented in time but McDonald's food is still seen as offering good price-value. Today, not only is it one of the best-known fast-food brands, it is also a haven for people looking for a good breakfast.

The brand has introduced many cult menu items including chicken sandwich like McChicken, breakfast items such as egg McMuffin, items like Quarter Pounder, and of course the king of all burgers, the Big Mac. Despite these new temptations, even today, people still love the original menu items just as much as they did in the beginning.

McDonald's secret recipes

McDonald's keeps the recipes to all their items a big secret, including recipes to their signature sauces and patties. However, luckily for us, there are cooks out there who have figured out copycat recipes to replicate McDonald's items including their signature sauces, chicken nuggets, fries, chicken sandwiches, McFlurries, and the fan-favourite McDonald's double cheeseburgers.

Yes, pulling up the McDonald's app and placing an order for your best loved burger is super easy, but it not only costs money, but it can also get a tad unhealthy. So, making a copycat recipe at home is the perfect way to enjoy a free McDonald's.

As per McDonald's, it uses only 100% beef in its cheeseburger patties. The other ingredients for mentioned by the brand are Cheddar cheese slices, onions, pickles, mustard and a dollop of tomato sauce.

Below is a copycat recipe for McDonald's cheeseburger by The preparation time of the sandwich is about 25 minutes with the cooking time for this recipe being 15 minutes.

The preparation time for this recipe is about 25 minutes with the cooking time for this recipe being 15 minutes istetiana



  • 1 lb ground beef,
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, minced
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • cooking spray
  • salt and pepper to season, as per taste

For assembly

  • 4 pcs hamburger bun
  • 4 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 4 oz dill pickle, sliced


Mix your ground beef with minced yellow onion. Add salt and pepper according to taste and combine everything properly.

  • Roll the beef into a ball and then flatten into the shape of burger patties
  • Grill the beef patties on a griddle, cooking them for 5-8 minutes on each side
  • Add 1 slice of American cheese on top of each patty and let them cook until the cheese is melted. If you do not like cheese, you can skip this step
  • Then toast the halved burger buns on the griddle
McDonald's cheeseburger uses American cheese  Drbouz

Assembling the burger

  • Slather a tablespoon of mustard one side of a bun, then add a tablespoon of ketchup sauce on the other side
  • Place the beef patty on the bun, then layer a slice of pickle on top
  • Finish off by placing the top half of the bun and that's it. That's all its takes to have your food assembled in minutes.
  • For a double cheeseburger, all you need to do is double the beef patty and the cheese slice.

If you want the crunchy taste of bacon in your burger, you can always add a crispy fried bacon inside. For a classic McDonald's feel, this sandwich is best served with a side of fries or potato wedges.

The big and delicious double cheeseburger is ready for you to taste. This is a perfect meal for any McDonald's lover irrespective of the time of day or year.

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