The A&W Papa Burger. There is some discrepancy on the sauce & toppings depending on which A&W Site you go to or Picture provided by A&W. For me I take my information from the Canadian A&W Website. That being the case. Then the Papa Burger is the same as a Mama Burger with an extra Burger Patty. You could mix and match between the USA version and the Canadian Version.
The PAPA Burger by A&W Description reads.
Two perfectly seasoned patties of 100% pure beef – raised without artificial hormones and steroids – topped with pickles, a slice of onion, ketchup, mustard and Teen® sauce, served on a freshly toasted sesame seed bun.
A&W PAPA Burger Ingredients
salt, sea salts (potassium chloride, sea salt), spices, sugar, cornstarch, garlic powder, dextrose, onion powder, yeast extract, caramel colour, spice extractives, high oleic sunflower seed oil, citric acid, natural flavour, silicon dioxide.
canola oil, water, sugar, vinegar, modified corn starch, egg yolk, salt, mustard powder, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, caramel, spices, calcium disodium EDTA, spice extract
The Teen Sauce seems to be a Seasoned Mayonnaise. Most people state it is BBQ Sauce with Mayo or Thousand Island Dressing with Mayo. It might just be BBQ Seasoning with Mayo.
Another A&W Ingredient listing States Papa Sauce which list the ingredients as.
Papa Sauce: Soybean oil, water, sugar, pickle relish (pickles, corn sweeteners, distilled vinegar, salt, xanthan gum, alum 0.10% potassium sorbate as a preservative, turmeric, natural spice flavors), tomato paste, distilled vinegar, egg yolk, salt, xanthan gum, artificial color including FD&C Red #40, spices, oleoresin paprika, Beta Apo-8-Carotenal, natural flavorings.
This seems like it is Mayonnaise with BBQ Sauce and Red Relish. Or a Teen Sauce with Red Relish.
There seems to be different variations on the Papa Sauce. Another version is using the Teen Sauce with or without the Red Relish. The Teen Sauce is Mayo and BBQ Sauce or others suggest Thousand Island Dressing at a 2:1 Ratio or 3:1. Add more or less Sauce to the Mayo based on your preference.
Standard Burger Information
Check out my post on How to Make Burgers. Which discusses how to make the Burger Patties, their Sizes, How to cook and the Seasonings for Burger Patties. Other topics include Toasting the Buns and Wrapping the Burgers as well as freezing the Patties.
It’s an informative post outlining the various components that come together to create your burger. The Toppings & Sauces are up to you.
Papa Burger Topping
The Papa Burger is shown with the Onions and Pickles. Sometimes with a Tomato Slice and other Pictures display Cheese on both Patties with Lettuce.
The Canadian Version is below with a Sliced Tomato Added. It is basically a Mama Burger with an extra burger Patty.
The USA version is starting with the Crown. Papa Sauce, Shredded Lettuce, Thinly Sliced Pickles and Onion Rings, Sliced Tomato, Cheese, Burger Patty, Cheese, Burger Patty, and Heel.
A&W Papa Burger
- 1 Sesame Hamburger Bun
- 2 85 g Burger Patties
- Ketchup & Mustard
- Burger Seasoning
- Thin Sliced Pickles Ridged
- Onion Ring Thinly Sliced
- Tomato Slice optional
- Cheddar Cheese Slice optional
- Shredded Lettuce optional
- 1 Tbl Mayo
- 2 tsp Red Relish
- 1 Tbl Mayo
- 1 tsp BBQ Sauce or Thousand Island Dressing
- Place Waxed Paper on a Plate to wrap the Burger when done.
- Prepare the Toppings & Sauce.
- Butter and Toast the Buns. Season, Sear and Cook the Patties.
- Assemble the Burger starting with the CrownPapa Sauce or Teen Sauce or BothTomato Slice2 X Burger PattyPicklesOnion Ring SliceKetchup & Mustard on the HeelWrap and let sit 5 minutes or keep warm in the oven.