Former McDonald's worker shares the recipe for a delicious Quarter Pounder

These are so good, you'll probably want to make it a double quarter pounder!

Over the past few months in isolation, home cooks have certainly missed their favourite take-away items - but given the extra time on hand - we've seen everything from McNuggets and KFC Twister wraps recreated at home.

And now, in the latest instalment of incredible takeaway hacks - one former McDonald's worker has shared the ultimate recipe for a Quarter Pounder.

In 2017, Australian YouTuber Rob Nixon, of Nicko's Kitchen, first shared his homemade version of the Quarter Pounder against the Maccas fvourite in an online series called 'Fast Food VS Homemade'.

But now, the footage is going viral again after UK news outlet The Sun shared it recently.

Checkout his recipe below.


  • Sesame seed bun, sliced and toasted
  • Canola oil, for cooking
  • 0.25g beef mince
  • Salt and pepper, for seasoning
  • 2x American cheese slices
  • 2x pickle slices
  • White onion, chopped
  • Tomato sauce, to serve
  • American mustard, to serve
  • Baking paper


  • Roll 0.25g of beef mince into a ball. Cut out a square of baking paper a bit bigger than your bun, and use it as a guide when flattening your patty.
  • Heat a pan to a medium heat, spray with canola oil and allow the patty to cook for two minutes on each side, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the sesame bun cut-side down before putting the burger together.
  • Layer the bottom he bun with a slice of cheese, followed by a meat patty, cheese again, then pickles and a a handful of diced onion. For the the bun, add a few dollops of tomato sauce and American mustard to the centre and press buns together as the last step to even out the sauce.
  • Enjoy!

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