Burger King Whopper

The copycat Burger King Whopper may taste even better than the Whopper you get at your local Burger King.

Three hamburgers on a table

The first Burger King opened in 1954 in Miami, Florida. By 2017, there were 50 company-owned Burger Kings and 16,717 franchised Burger Kings worldwide – a story of remarkable growth. For many people, their favorite Burger King menu item is a flame-broiled burger called the Whopper.

The basic Whopper consists of just eight simple ingredients, but, as Burger King’s famous slogan implies, you can “have it your way” (since changed to “be your way”) with different combinations and additions such as American cheese, bacon, mustard, guacamole or jalapeño peppers. If “your way” is vegetarian, they will even make you a veggie Whopper.

Have it “Your Way,” Wherever You Are

In 2009, Burger King introduced the Whopper Bar, described by the company as a more “playful” variation on the standard Burger King. A Whopper Bar features a semi-circular metal countertop around an open kitchen.

Customers can sit on a barstool and enjoy watching their food being prepared. Whopper Bars provide many different Whopper toppings for your basic Whopper Burger – bacon, guacamole, crispy onions, BBQ sauce, and much more.

Whopper Bars are found in malls, airports, casinos, and other similar areas. Enjoying a Whopper at a Whopper Bar will help keep down your frustration when your plane is delayed.

The Essential Whopper

Have you ever wondered what’s on a Whopper? The basic Whopper consists of a ¼ lb. of juicy flame-grilled beef topped with fresh tomatoes and lettuce, Whopper sauce (creamy mayonnaise), tangy ketchup, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a soft sesame seed bun.

My basic Whopper recipe will enable you to easily make a Whopper at home. Why not have a backyard mini-Whopper-bar party on special occasions? Think about the fun you can have when you grill outdoors.

Offer your family and guests a variety of options to have their homemade Whopper their way. Here’s the basic recipe so that you can enjoy Whoppers all summer long.

Burger King Whopper ingredients

Ingredients in the Burger King Whopper

  • 1 sesame-seed hamburger bun
  • 1/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1/16 teaspoon salt
  • 3 dill pickle slices
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 3-4 sliced onion rings
  • 2 tomato slices
  • 1/4 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise (Whopper sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup


three homemade Burger King Whopper burgers on parchment paper

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Copycat Burger King Whopper

You can make your own homemade copycat Burger King Whopper at home. 
4.82 from 11 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Burger King Recipes, Burgers
Servings: 4
Calories: 526kcal


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 sesame hamburger buns
  • 12 pickle slices
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 sliced white onion


  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper and form into patties. Butter hamburger buns in and toast in a skillet until lightly browned, and set aside. Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Cook the burger for two to three minutes each side, while cooking add a dash of salt to the burger. 
  • Build the burger by placing the meat on the bottom bun, then add 3 or 4 dill pickle slices, 3 or 4 onion ring slices, 2 to 3 tomato slices. Then squirt a small amount of ketchup onto the burger, add lettuce, and then spread mayonnaise onto the top bun, and place the top bun onto the burger. 


Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 988mg | Potassium: 446mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3.8mg
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  2. Dave

    5 stars
    Using this recipe and 80/20 (fat=flavor), 3 – 4 Tbsps of homemade gluten free or regular, plain bread crumbs and either water, milk or almond milk (unsweetened), make a thick slurry with the crumbs and liquid of choice; add a teaspoon each of salt and pepper; Work that in with the ground beef. Follow the recipe above and you will have the juiciest burgers bar none. However, I prefer to pan-fry my patties in a little ghee vice grill where all that lovely grease is lost. That little bit of ghee makes them so flavorful and having a high smoke point, you can apply a great sear to the outside of the patties for that great “Millard reaction” flavor.

  3. Enyko

    I haven’t tried this yet but my main concern is that the patty will be flavorful like the Whopper. It’s surprising to me that all you need is salt & pepper? Is there a certain type of ground chuck I’ll need to buy?


  4. NunyaBusiness

    5 stars
    Grilled up these this last weekend. The family was impressed. These tasted better than Burger King.

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