I grew up in a town in Northern British Columbia and remember fondly when McDonald’s made its appearance in our community. I was in high school and everyone was so excited to have the golden arches arrive. Outings to McDonald’s became a regular routine with friends for a burger & fries. To this day those fries still hold a special place in my heart. Did you know the very first item on the McDonald’s menu back in 1967, was a burger? Baby you’ve come a long way.
Recently McDonald’s added a new burger to their menu, The Mighty Angus. They invited a select group here in Calgary to attend a Mighty Angus Open Kitchen Flavour Session, providing us with information on the new burger, some background details of how it came to be, a kitchen tour showing us how the burger is made, and finally the best part – we got to sample the Mighty Angus Burger!
The McDonald’s Canada Menu Innovation Manager led the information session and we learned all the beef in McDonald’s hamburgers is 100% Canadian Beef. They are also made in a patty plant in Swift Current, SK. In attendance at this event were Canadian Beef representatives supporting the launch. Every time McDonald’s makes Angus patties they have a representative from the Canadian Beef Grading Agency on hand to verify they are 100% Angus Beef. The entire process was explained to us in detail, and then demonstrated in the McDonald’s kitchen. Watching the Mighty Angus Burger being made was definitely the icing on the cake…or pickle on the burger if you must.
This love story starts with grilling a 100% Canadian Beef patty and toasting a sesame and poppy seed bun. We watch the love affair explode with an assortment of delicious toppings; smoky Angus aioli, hickory smoked bacon pieces, grilled onions, crisp leaf lettuce, tomato and processed cheddar cheese. This combination comes together in to one satisfying, mighty burger. It’s a story that endures.
The Mighty Angus is a delicious burger from start to finish. While I did my best to finish this large & in charge mighty beast, admittedly there were a few bites left on the plate. I almost would have preferred my bacon kept whole rather than in pieces as I felt it would add more bacon flavour, but either way I enjoyed the flavour profile and hope this burger is here to stay.
Have you tried the Mighty Angus Burger yet?