Stuffed McDo Burger; great French Food app

Someone, who shall remain nameless, loves McDonalds.

He doesn’t indulge often, only a few times a year, and usually when he’s by himself.

I will admit to getting hungry for a Big Mac occasionally. I always loved them.

My problem is that I just don’t feel good a few hours after eating one. I feel tired, lethargic, and I crave something sweet. But every year or two I have one anyway – for old times sake.

I decided to stuff a burger with my favorite things in a Big Mac.

I think, in the US, the Golden Arches are referred to as Micky D’s.

Here they’re called McDo’s.

So this is a McDo Burger.

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Stuffed McDo Burger

My favorite burger toppings – inside! You need a grill basket for this… just to make it easier.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Grilling


  • 14oz (420gr) ground beef (mince)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 23 dill pickles, sliced the long way
  • 2 tbs Ginger Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese


  • Sauté onion in olive oil until browned and tender, about 15 minutes
  • Oil grill basket
  • Divide beef in half.
  • On plates or waxed paper pat each half into a thin patty, about 6 inches in diameter.
  • Put  the ‘bottom’ patty in the grill basket
  • Spread the browned onions over patty to within 1/3 inch (1cm) of the edges.
  • Lay the pickles on the onions, spread the sauce on the pickles and top with cheese.
  • Flatten the second patty a bit more and carefully put it on top
  • Work the edges together with your fingers to seal.
  • Grill for 6 – 8  minutes over medium-high heat, carefully turn and grill another 6 – 8 or until done.
  • Remove to platter, cut into wedges and serve.


The link to my Ginger Barbecue Sauce is below – Substitute your favorite BBQ Sauce or use ketchup.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 469
  • Sugar: 11.6 g
  • Sodium: 1506.9 mg
  • Fat: 20.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.2 g
  • Fiber: 2.9 g
  • Protein: 50.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 140.4 mg
Stuffed McDo Burger

Prefer mushrooms? Giant Burger, Stuffed with Cheese & Mushrooms

Here is the Ginger Barbecue Sauce – along with the Pork Tenderloin I used it on

Why do I still remember this:

Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed bun.

Now – something fun.

I get an email a few weeks ago from a fellow ‘midwesterner living in France’.

There are a few of us that I have virtually met over the years and I’m always happy to ‘meet’ someone new.

She has developed an app on French food / food in France / eating and drinking in France.

Would I like to have a look?

Absolutely. I’d love to have a look.

And I did.

And I’m still looking.

There is a lot to look at.

She covers everything from Crêpes to Cognac.

There are over 10 different egg dishes described.

Did you know that France has over 1,200 kinds of cheese?

I started counting the different fish / seafood she identified and described. I quit when I hit 50 and I was only in the C’s.

Wondering where to go for lunch or dinner? There all under ‘Eating Out’ – from fast food to Michelin stars, along with tips on what to have and how to order.

There is a lot of information here – well-organized and easy to access. You can find it here French Food Decoder.

I loved the article on Armagnac. The 1-step process for distilling Armagnac was patented in 1818. The best of it is aged 40 years. Want to know more? Check it out!

2 thoughts on “Stuffed McDo Burger; great French Food app”

  1. I’m with you on the Micky D’s. I don’t eat one but maybe twice a year and within an hour after, don’t feel well and start to get terrible heartburn. It’s my understanding they dip all of their patties in something and that makes them taste a lot better, or so I’ve read. Maybe that’s what gives me the heartburn. I don’t know. I’ll stick to my own grilled burgers.

    The app looks very interesting though I’m not going to download it. I’ll probably never visit France unless husband actually gets to Le Mans next year for the race (I keep hoping!) but I liked what I read.

    • I don’t know why I keep doing it – but I do get hungry for the old Big Mac lol I don’t want to know about their cooking techniques – but I’m told the food tastes different at the French McDo’s.
      Work on getting him to Le Mans….

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