How To Make The McDonald's McRib At Home

The McDonald's McRib is a fan favourite in the US, but it sadly has never made it to Australia. But never fear: this homemade version is even better.

J. Kenji López-Alt at Serious Eats is taking on the popular McRib burger from McDonald's America with his own, advanced version: the Ribby McRibface. To make your own deluxe McRib, you'll need some baby back ribs, pork shoulder, barbecue dry rub, barbecue sauce, onion, pickles and some buns.

According to López-Alt, the secret to making perfectly textured and flavorful McRib-like patties is to grind already barbecued baby back ribs with raw pork shoulder. That adds an extra smoky flavour to the patties before they even hit the grill. There are plenty of homemade versions of the McRib, but this one is guaranteed to please. The process is fairly lengthy, so we won't try to explain it all here, but you can see all the steps in the video above or at the link below.

Step Aside, McRib Sandwich: The Food Lab's Ribby McRibface Just Stole Your Glory [Serious Eats]


    Not sure how old you are but the McRib certainly has been in Australia in the early 90's as a promo.

    but it sadly has never made it to Australia

    Oh, but I beg to differ. I know first hand that the McRib was sold in Australia.

    I used to work at McDonalds when I was a teenager in the mid 90's, and the McRib made a few appearances during that time. I know, I cooked and/or sold hundreds (or maybe even thousands) when I was a 90's Macca's chick.

    The "rib" patty was more like reclaimed compressed pork, pressed into the shape of pork ribs, and it was topped off with a BBQ sauce.

    I could have sworn they've had it here within the last 10 years as well.

    In any case, good video. I think the sandwich would have been fine with just the rib meat, it didn't need to be processed with the pork shoulder.

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