It can be a challenge to copy signature menu items from well-known fast-food chains because we’re used to them tasting exactly the same every time. That doesn’t stop us from attempting to recreate them at home though – the fun is in trying to replicate it. That’s what we’re doing with this new Burger King Whopper Copycat Recipe.
The Burger King Whopper is made with a quarter-pound beef patty, so you can make four copycat Whoppers with just one pound of ground beef. Just like the Whopper, you can have it any way you like it. So while this recipe calls for mayo, ketchup, and fresh veggies and picked, you can omit what you don’t like and add more of what you do – and no one will charge you extra. You can also prepare the meat the way you like it. Burger King tends to cook their meat thoroughly (which is a good thing) but if you like your burgers a little less “well-done,” that’s a simple modification you can make here as well.
This recipe only takes about 10 minutes to prep and about 10 minutes to cook, so this is a simple job without a big mess or complications. Each burger is a savory filling serving, but I like to serve it with French fries or potato chips. It’s the perfect meal for a weeknight, and the whole family loves it.
Burger King Whopper Recipe
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 4 sesame hamburger buns
- 12 pickle slices
- 4 tbsp ketchup
- 4 tbsp mayo
- 1/2 sliced white onion
- 1/2 head of sliced icebrg lettuce
- Season the ground beef with salt and pepper, and form it into four patties. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat, and cook the meat for two to three minutes per side. While cooking, add a dash of salt to the patties.
- Lightly spread butter on the hamburger buns and toast them on the skillet until lightly browned. Then set them aside.
- Build the burger by placing the hamburger patty on the bottom bun. Then add 3 or 4 dill pickle slices, 3 or 4 onion ring slices, a handful of sliced iceberg lettuce, and 2 to 3 tomato slices. Squirt a small amount of ketchup onto the burger, spread mayonnaise onto the top bun, and place the top bun onto the burger. Serve hot and enjoy.
- This recipe tastes better if you use fresh ground beef, not frozen. If you only have frozen ground beef, be sure to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight first.
Burger King french fries would make this a complete meal for me. Which side would you serve with your homemade Whopper?