This Is How McDonald's Makes Its McRib From Beginning To End

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

The arteries of Australians are safe from the full-frontal, burger-based assault that is the McRib, simply because McDonalds Australia doesn't sell that particular "sandwich" here. The McRib is something of a cultural institution in the US, however, and this is how it's made.

1. Get the boneless pork meat

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

McDonald's says it's just boneless pork picnic. No bone, just meat.

2. Grind it

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end
This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

3. Add salt, water, and preservatives

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

McDonald's says it only adds salt, water, and regular meat preservatives: BHA (or Butylated Hydroxyanisole, an anti-oxydant found in "food, food packaging, animal feed, cosmetics, rubber, and petroleum product), Propyl Gallate (also "added to foods containing oils and fats to prevent oxidation"),and Citric Acid.

4. Shape it using that weird fake rib mould

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

Magics!

5. Spray it with water

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

They do this so it doesn't lose water before the flash freezing.

6. Flash freeze it

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

They package the result and send it to their restaurants in boxes.

7. In the restaurant, cook it on this hot thingamajig

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end
This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

8. Marinate it in McRib BBQ sauce

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

Curiously enough, they put the McRib patties in the sauce after they are cooked. Which is weird, because that way it won't get much of the flavour in.

9. Toast the buns

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

10. Assemble the sandwich with onions and pickles

This is how McDonald's makes its McRib from beginning to end

Look at the alien rib thing spilling all over everything. I want one of these hot messes in my mouth right now.

Here's the official and quite boring video (that's why I got all the money shots above.)

Curious about how to make other fast food? Check out Sploid's Casey Chan exclusive report on how KFC makes its fried chicken.