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Jack in the Box Jumbo Jack copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur

Jack in the Box Jumbo Jack

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In 1950 a man named Robert O'Petersen built the first Jack-in-the-Box restaurant at El Cajon and 63rd streets in San Diego, California. The restaurant was originally built for drive-thru and walk-up service only, and customers would speak into a clown's mouth to order their food. The clown was blasted to smithereens with explosives in a 1980 advertising campaign, however, signifying a shift toward a more diverse adult menu. 

The signature Jumbo Jack Hamburger has been on the menu since 1974. 

Source: Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 sesame seed hamburger bun
  • 1/5 pound ground beef
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tomato slices
  • 1 large lettuce leaf
  • 2 dill pickle slices
  • 1 tablepoon chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoons ketchup
Do This
1. Preheat a saute pan over medium heat.

2. Lightly toast both halves of the hamburger bun, face down. Set aside.

3. Form the ground beef into a thin patty slightly larger than the hamburger bun.

4. Cook the patty in the hot pan for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Lighly salt.

5. Build the burger in the following stacking order from the bottom up:

bottom bun
1 tsp. mayonnaise
beef patty
tomatoes
lettuce leaf
pickles
onion
1 tsp. mayonnaise
ketchup
top bun

Makes 1 hamburger.

Tidbits: If you want to add a slice of American cheese, it should go on top of the beef patty.
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Reviews
Randy
Jun 4, 2019, 21:23
Who doesn't love a GOOD burger. I skip the mayo and catsup and only put mustard for dressing on mine. Great burger. Thanks for the recipe

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