If you’re looking for the best copycat McRib sandwich recipe, you’re not alone. Although the McDonald’s McRib has returned in select locations this fall, the beloved boneless pork sandwich will only be around “for a limited time,” according to the famous burger chain. And anyone who’s familiar with the elusive McRib knows that there’s no telling just how limited that time will be.
Here’s the good news: Food bloggers from all over the internet offer their own copycat McRib recipes, often with creative spins on the classic sandwich. Whether it’s using a slow cooker or developing a creative sauce, these cooking wizards have all brought the spirit of the McRib to life in tasty new ways. Thanks to their genius tips and tricks, you can get a McRib fix all year long — which means not staring at that McRib locator and waiting for the sandwich to pop up near you. But even if the McRib is currently being sold at your local McDonald’s, these recipes also give you a chance to try something new in the kitchen. For folks who are trying to cook at home more often instead of eating out all the time, the convenience of these recipes is also a major bonus. Either way, you can delight friends and family members with something that’s not only deliciously familiar, but also homemade. It’s a true win-win, if you ask us.
It goes without saying that it’s incredibly tough to perfectly recreate the McDonald’s McRib at home. (After all, if it were easy, then the sandwich wouldn’t be as special as it is!) So don’t get discouraged if your homemade recipe doesn’t turn out exactly like the one you get in the drive-thru. Instead, simply enjoy the tasty flavors for what they are, and be sure to share them with all of your loved ones. But come prepared — we can pretty much guarantee that they’ll ask for seconds!
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Copycat Mcrib Sandwich
Slow Cooker Copycat McRib Recipe
If you've been itching to add more slow cooker recipes to your repertoire, look no further than this delicious delight of a sandwich. Boasting mouthwatering meat from baby back ribs and a rich barbecue sauce, this is one dish that'll have all your party guests craving a second sandwich immediately after they finish the first one. And who can blame them? This copycat McRib recipe looks — and tastes — like pure decadence anytime throughout the year. So go ahead and tell them to enjoy every indulgent flavor.
Get the full recipe at Dinner Then Dessert.
Seared and Baked Copycat McRib Recipe
As you can see from the image above, this is one copycat McRib recipe that certainly doesn't skimp on the sauce. That fact, coupled with the two-step process of cooking this dish, pretty much guarantees a delicious adventure for your taste buds when you take your first bite. If you're a big fan of extra saucy meals packed with tons of flavor, this sandwich will surely not disappoint. Just be sure to stock up on napkins before you start eating the sandwich — trust us on that one!
Get the full recipe at Macheesmo.
Copycat Mcrib Recipe
Smoked Copycat McRib Recipe
If you have leftover cooked baby back ribs taking up space in your fridge, this recipe is the perfect excuse to put them to use again in a totally new way. While there are plenty of ways to reheat ribs, we think the most rewarding method is any kind that leads to them becoming part of a copycat McRib sandwich. On top of that, this recipe also gives you more freedom in choosing what type of bun you want to use to accompany the meat. Why not try a brioche or pretzel roll for an added boost of flavor?
Get the full recipe at Amazing Ribs.
Homemade Mcrib Sandwich
Copycat McRib Burger Recipe
If you've ever been in the mood for a double McRib instead of the traditional single patty, why not try making it for yourself at home? This fun and innovative copycat McRib recipe allows you to do just that whenever you get a craving... and no drive-thru necessary! The tangy sauce paired with the generous seasoning on the patties make this meal extremely difficult for any McRib fan to pass up. And hey, if you're extra hungry that day, there's nothing stopping you from reaching for seconds if your heart desires.
Get the full recipe at Tailgate Master.
Homemade Mcrib Recipe
Dry-Rub Copycat McRib Recipe
With a flavorful dry rib rub and a decadent slow-roasting technique, this copycat McRib sandwich recipe does require some time and effort on your part. But as evidenced by the delicious-looking image above, the end result is more than worth it. From the flawless formation of the patty to the perfect stack of toppings, this is one meal that's perfect to share with a crowd of McRib fans. But we don't blame you if you secretly want to keep every last bite for yourself — we totally would, too!
Get the full recipe at Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen.
Copycat McRib Recipe on the Grill
If you've been wanting to experiment with more grilling recipes, you'll definitely want to try this copycat McRib recipe. When you have a little extra time on the weekend, this is one experience you don't want to miss. From the patty preparation up until the bun placement, this is one cooking journey that'll take you on a new adventure. And if you think you're excited about the way it tastes, just wait until you share it with all your loved ones — they'll immediately want to know your cooking secret!
Get the full recipe at The Condiment Bible.