The copycat Burger King Whopper may taste even better than the Whopper you get at your local Burger King.
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.
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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.
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
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Copycat Burger King Whopper
- 1 pound ground chuck
- 1/2 teaspoon salt + extra divided use
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 sesame seed hamburger buns
- 16 dill pickle slices
- 1/2 white onion sliced into rings
- 12 tomato slices
- 4 tablespoons ketchup
- 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
- Season the ground beef with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the pepper, and form the meat into patties.
- Butter the cut side of the hamburger buns and toast them in a skillet until lightly browned. Set aside.
- Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Cook the burger patties for 2 to 3 minutes per side. While cooking, add a dash of salt to the burger.
- Build the burger by placing the meat on the bottom bun followed by 3 or 4 dill pickle slices, 3 or 4 onion slices, and 2 to 3 tomato slices. Squirt a small amount of ketchup onto the burger and add lettuce. Then spread mayonnaise onto the top bun and place it onto the burger.