Where to Buy McRib Patties

The McDonald’s McRib is a cult favorite, but it can be hard to find. If you’re looking for some information on where to buy McRib patties so you can make your own delicious sandwich at home, then you are in the right place. Let’s get into it!

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One option to find McRib patties for sale is your local grocery store. Look for the Banquet logo in the frozen section of your grocery store.

Another option is to head to Walmart or another major retailer. You probably could have guessed that, right? Walmart has darn near everything.

If you’re near a Dollar General, Family Dollar or other variation of these types of stores, these are a great spot to try and secure a McRib patty. I have personally landed not only McRib patties, but also the full McRib knockoff, which comes on a bun.

There are videos on TikTok that show the McRib frozen and it takes you through the entire process. Check it out:

If you’re willing to do a little bit of legwork, you can also try contacting your local McDonald’s to see if they’ll sell you a case of McRib patties. However, this option is often hit or miss, as McDonald’s locations are not required to sell their product to customers. This is a long shot, but perhaps your local McDonald’s has a bag of the beloved rib patties buried deep in their freezer.

So there you have it! These are a few of the best options for tracking down McRib patties. With a little persistence, you will be able to get something not quite as good as the real thing, but it will have to do until the McRib comes back to McDonald’s.

Homemade McRib

If you are more a visual learner, check out this video where you can see the homemade McRib being made.

How to Cook Frozen McRib Pattes in the Air Fryer

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If you’re looking at different options on how to cook frozen McRib patties, there are some different options. One twist you can try is making your McRib in the air fryer. Recently there has been a crazy for people cooking literally anything in the air fryer. It gives someone a better-tasting option than a microwave and it also is much quicker than baking it in the oven. Those Banquet pork patties take 50 minutes in the oven and that’s not counting preheat time. In an air fryer, it’s closer to ten minutes, so it’s definitely a time saver.

When is the McRib Coming Back to McDonald’s?


Your guess is as good as mine. The McRib has been on and off the menu since it was first introduced in 1981, so it’s hard to say when it will make its next appearance. However, you can be sure that people will be lining up around the block when it does! You can count me in as being among those looking to devour the legendary sandwich.

In the meantime, you can try your hand at making your own McRib knockoff at home. With a little effort, you can get pretty close to the real thing. And who knows, maybe your version will be even better than the original! That’s very unlikely, but hey a man can dream.

How to Make the McRib BBQ Sauce

According to a recipe on chefreader.com, to make the McRib BBQ sauce, you will need to mix together ketchup, water, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, high fructose corn syrup, and liquid smoke flavoring. Then, add garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, and smoked paprika powder to the mixture. Finally, stir the sauce well and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.

If you just want to buy some BBQ sauce that’s much like the sauce on the McRib then your best bet is either Hunt’s Original Barbecue Sauce or Bull’s Eye Sweet & Tangy. Many say Sweet Baby Ray’s but in my opinion it’s too much on the sweet side.

What is in a McRib Patty?

According to sources such as Wikipedia and Men’s Health, the McRib patty is made of a restructured boneless pork patty shaped like a miniature rack of ribs. The patty is primarily composed of ground pork shoulder.


In closing, the McRib is a sandwich that people go crazy for. It’s only available for a limited time and then it disappears again until the next year. If you want to make your own McRib at home, you’re going to need to find some frozen pork patties. But can you buy McRib patties? The best place to start looking is your local grocery store in the frozen section. If you have no luck there, try Walmart or another big retailer. Family dollar stores are also a good place to look. You can also try contacting your local McDonald’s, but they are not required to sell their product to customers. With a little persistence, you should be able to find what you’re looking for and enjoy a delicious McRib at home.