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The McDonalds McRib; people either love it or hate it.  I was one of those that always kept a look out for an announcement that the McRib is back. But it seems it may finally be gone for good. Since I’ve tried replicating a few of my favorite fast food choices before, why not make a McRib copycat sandwich. It’s tasty, flavorful, tender and covered in a delicious bbq sauce.  Best of all it’s easy to make and you will never miss the original – I know I won’t.

Step 1: How to make a McRib Copycat Sandwich.

I have seen many recipes and ways of making a McRib copycat sandwich.  But to stay true to it’s processed form, all you need is small pork roast and a food processor.  Yes you can make it with regular rack of ribs and remove the bone, but would you really feel like you’r eating a McRib?  I didn’t think so either.  The food processor creates a patty texture similar to that of the original but all the ingredients are wholesome and healthy.

To start, cube up a boneless petite pork shoulder roast and pass it through the food processor.  Add some water and Dad’s All Purpose rub and continue to mix until you reach a smooth meaty texture.

Meaty paste patty

Scoop out the pork paste and shape it into 4 equal sized oval patties.  Place them on parchment paper and set it in the freezer to allow the meat to firm up.  

Dad’s Seasonings

Must have grillin seasonings!

Step 2: Time to grill up a McRib.

Preheat the grill to 450 degrees and set it for direct heat.  After the meat patties have firmed up, place them on the grill and cook 3-5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature of the pork is 145 degrees.  Before removing the patty off the grill, brush both sides with some BBQ Sauce.  

BBQ Sauce on mcrib patty

Served in a soft sub bun with dill cucumber chips, onion and more sauce, this McRib copycat sandwich is tender, flavorful and most importantly better than the original.  Enjoy!

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McRib Copycat

This McRib copycat sandwich is tasty, flavorful and tender.  Best of all it's easy to make and you will never miss the original. know I won't.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients 

  • 2 lb Pork shoulder roast
  • 2 tbsp BBQ all purpose rub
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Hamburger dill chips
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 4 Soft sub rolls
  • 1 Onion

Instructions 

  • Cube up a boneless petite pork shoulder roast and pass it through the food processor.  Add some water and all purposeBBQ seasoning and continue to mix until you reach a smooth meaty texture.
  • Scoop out the pork paste and shape it into 4 equal sized oval patties. Place them on parchment paper and set it in the freezer to allow the meat to firm up. 
  • Preheat the grill to 450 degrees and set it for direct heat.  After the meat patties have firmed up, place them on the grill and cook 3-5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature of the pork is 165 degrees. 
  • Before removing the patty off the grill, brush both sides with some BBQ Sauce.  
  • Serve in a soft sub bun with dill cucumber chips, onion and more sauce.
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