Travis Scott Burgers kept flying off the shelves at McDonald’s! Since this leveled up Quarter Pounder comes with two slices of American cheese, thick and crispy bacon, shredded lettuce, onion, pickles, ketchup, and mustard, it’s no wonder. It is still possible to make Travis Scott Burger at home, even though you can no longer get it at McDonald’s!
This might just be the perfect burger! It truly tasted like the best homemade burger I’ve ever had.
I love it because it has a juicy patty, lots of melted American cheese, and thick and crispy bacon. A crunchy layer of lettuce, thinly sliced onions, and pickles complete the dish. Everything is then sandwiched between buttery sesame seed hamburger buns!
The recipe for this burger comes from Travis Scott, but I believe the homemade version is even better than the one McDonald’s used to have.
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Ground Chuck: The ground chuck comes specifically from the front shoulders. A perfect blend of lean meat and fat (80/20) makes the best burgers. However, other parts of the animal can also be used for ground beef. Ground chuck is an excellent option. If not, you can opt for 80/20 ground beef. 80/20 may sound too fatty, but you will end up with a really juicy burger because most of the fat will render off.
Bacon: When making this recipe, you’ll need thick slices of applewood smoked bacon. This burger tastes incredible with applewood smoked bacon because it is the perfect balance of smoky and sweet.
Cheese: The hamburger patties are each sandwiched between two slices of American cheese. The delicious melting cheese on both sides of the patty elevates the burger to a whole other level.
Lettuce, Onions, and Pickle: A burger with shredded lettuce and thinly sliced onions has a crisp, crunchy texture. Pickles help balance the umami flavors of the burger by cutting through and cutting them back.
Condiments: You’ll need ketchup and yellow mustard to make the burger. These are the classic condiments to pair with burgers. The fries will also need barbecue sauce if you plan on serving the entire meal.
Spices: You will only need salt and pepper for seasoning ground chuck patties.
Buns: The buns for this burger should be sesame seed buns. It gives the buns a little nutty and sweet flavor, and it gives them a delicious texture as well.
Butter: The best way to toast the buns in a skillet is to spread a little bit of butter on the cut side. It really does make a difference to the taste of hamburger buns when they are butter toasted rather than untoasted.
Sides: If you are serving the full meal, don’t forget lemon lime soda, french fries, and the bbq sauce for dipping.
Spread a thin layer of butter across the bottom side of the sesame seed hamburger buns. Spread butter on both sides of the buns and cook them in a skillet on medium-high heat until they are golden brown. Place a slice of American cheese on each of the bottom buns as soon as they are removed from the skillet. (The full printable recipe is included below.)
Each piece of beef should be divided into four equal they are removed from the skilleparts, then rolled into a ball. Each hamburger patty should be made by flattening a ball and sprinkling salt and pepper on each side. Make an indent with your thumb in the center of each patty (this promotes even cooking throughout the patty, as well as helps the patty keep its shape as it cooks).
The hamburger patties should be cooked on one side, then flipped and cooked on the second side. When the second side of each patty is almost done cooking, top it with slices of American cheese and cooked bacon.
Assemble the bottom halves of the buns by placing the cheese-and-bacon topped patties on the bottom halves. Put shredded lettuce, sliced onion, and pickles on top of the patties. On the cut side of the top half of the burger buns, spread ketchup and mustard.
On top of the hamburger patties, place the top half of the bun. Enjoy! You can find all the necessary ingredients, cooking times, helpful tips, etc., on the recipe card below.