Jack in the Box Jumbo Jack copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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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
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      Jack in the Box
    • Instructions
      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
      lettuce leaf
      1 tsp. mayonnaise
      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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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

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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