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Whoop Whoop It’s the Burger King Whopper Hunger Stopper. This is a homemade version of this Iconic Burger King Whopper. The description of the Whopper by Burger King is

Our WHOPPER Sandwich is a ¼ lb. of savory flame-grilled beef topped with juicy tomatoes, fresh cut lettuce, creamy mayonnaise, crunchy pickles, and sliced white onions on a toasted sesame seed bun.

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 Hamburger. The Toppings & Sauces are up to you.

Burger King Whopper Burger Patty

The Burger King Whopper Patty is a Quarter Pound (4 oz. / 112 g) all Beef Burger 100%. About 1/2 inch thick or a bit less. You get 4 Patties from 1 lb. of Ground Beef.

Quarter Pound Patties

Homemade Burger King Whopper Patty

The size of the Hamburger Patty should be about 1/2 inch thick or less and at least 5 inches in diameter.

Combine the Ground Beef with the Burger Mixin, portion and shape. Place them on a Baking sheet to Freeze.

Burger Seasoning

There are two seasonings that are used, or at least that I use, to make Burgers.

The first seasoning is a Hamburger Patty Mixin that is really good when making Burger Patties from ground beef you buy at the stores. This Hamburger seasoning gives extra Beefiness, Umami and good texture for Hamburgers.

The second seasoning is used on the Patties when searing. You can use Meat Oil to get that hint of Smokey Flavor and extra Umami on the surface of the Patty. Burger King uses Salt & Pepper with Canola Oil and Silicon Dioxide.

Burger Patty Mixin

Burger Mixin

Standard Burger Mixin for each 1 lb. of very cold Ground Beef. Mix gently & shape into Patties.

  • 1 tsp Beef Powder
  • 1/2 tsp MSG
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Burger Seasoning

Burger Seasoning

Season your Burgers with this Salt & Pepper Blend.

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Smokey Burger Flavors

For the Charcoal Grill or Smoke Flavor. Use Charcoal Oil and Brush the Burger Patties or a Bit of Oil and Liquid Smoke before seasoning. I use JAH Meat Oil which has the Liquid Smoke & Oil along with other flavors and is really good on Burgers.

JAH Meat Oil

Meat Oil

Blend together well and brush the Patties and then season with Burger Seasoning

  • 1/4 C Neutral Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Worcestershire & Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke & MSG

Cooking the Hamburger Patties

Typically, these can just go into a Pan over medium heat once the pan is hot enough to sear. Right after toasting the Hamburger Buns, the pan should be hot enough for the Patties to cook about 2–3 minutes per side, or until the Juices run clear. These can also be grilled with a double-sided grill or even a panini grill for about 3 minutes, or until the juices run clear.

If you overcook the Burgers, they will shrink up significantly. You want to cook the Patties just until the juices run clear, which also happens to have the least amount of shrinkage and the most juiciest.

Hamburger Bun

Use larger Hamburger Buns with Sesame Seeds. Dempster is a pretty good brand, where the Buns are about 4 1/2 inches. Butter & Toast these in a Skillet over medium heat. Your standard Burger Buns are too small and will cause the Whopper to stack up high, which you don’t want. No real difference in taste but big difference in appearance.

Sesame Burger Buns 4.5 in

Hamburger Buns

Sesame Hamburger Buns, about 4 1/2 inches big. Buttered & Toasted in a Skillet over medium heat.

Burger King Sesame Bun Ingredients

Enriched wheat flour, water, sugar/glucose-fructose, yeast, sesame seeds, vegetable oil (canola or soybean), salt, monoglycerides, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, calcium propionate, calcium sulfate.

Contains: wheat, sesame seeds; may contain traces of soybean.

Burger King Whopper Sauce

The Sauce is nothing more than Mayonnaise & Heinz Ketchup. Pretty simple right. The Mayo I am not sure if it is Kraft’s or Hellmann’s, either way I use Hellmann’s or the Homemade Jar Mayonnaise.

The correct portion that Burger King uses is 21 g of Mayonnaise and 14 g of Ketchup, or about 1 1/2 Tbl of Mayonnaise and 1 Tbl of Ketchup for each Whopper.

Burger King Mayo Ingredients

Soybean or canola oil, white vinegar, water, frozen and/or liquid egg, salt, sugar, mustard flour, onion powder, garlic powder, concentrated lemon juice, calcium disodium EDTA, spice. Contains: egg.

Burger King Ketchup Ingredients

Tomato paste (made from fresh ripe tomatoes), liquid sugar, white vinegar, salt, onion powder, spices

Burger King Whopper Toppings

  1. 21 g or a handful of Lettuce torn into small pieces
  2. Two thinly sliced Tomatoes
  3. Three thinly sliced Onion Rings
  4. Four Ridged Cut Pickles
Whopper Burger Toppings

Whopper Toppings

All the Toppings are cut to a thickness of about half the Burger Patty Thickness or less. It is important to slice thin or else the Whopper will stack high.

Whopper & Fries

While preparing everything, make some Air Fryer Fries to serve on the side. These are seasoned with the Salt & Pepper Blend, about 1 tsp for 1 lbs. of Fries.

Homemade Whopper and Air Fryer Fries
Homemade Whopper and Air Fryer Fries
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Whopper

Homemade Burger King Whopper! Quarter pound Burger patty topped with Onion, Tomato, Pickles, Lettuce with Ketchup & Mayonnaise for the Whopper Sauce on a Buttered and Toasted Sesame Hamburger Bun.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Servings: 1 portion

Equipment

  • 1 Skillet
  • 1 Double Press Grill optional for cooking the Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 Sesame Hamburger Bun
  • 1 Quarter Pound Burger Patty - About 1/2 inch thick and at least 5 inches in diameter
  • To Taste Hamburger Seasoning - See notes
  • 1 1/2 Tbl Mayonnaise - 21 g
  • 1 Tbl Ketchup - 14 g
  • 1 handful Torn Lettuce - 21 g
  • 2 slices Tomato - Thinly Sliced
  • 3 slices Onion Ring - Thinly Sliced
  • 4 slices Pickles - Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Slice Cheddar Cheese - optional

Instructions

  • Prepare the Hamburger Seasoning & Toppings. Meat Oil if using to brush the Patty with.
    Make sure you have the Burger Patties already made up and frozen.
  • Butter & Toast the Bun in a Skillet over medium heat. Then Sear & Season the Burger Patty about 2–3 minutes per side, until juices run clear. Optionally cook in a double press Grill.
    The Patty can also be brushed with Meat Oil and then seasoned and cooked in a double-sided grill for about 3 minutes or until juices run clear.
  • Assemble the Whopper starting with the Crown
    1 1/2 Tbl Mayonnaise
    Handful of torn Lettuce
    2 Tomato Slices
    3 Onion Slices
    1 Tbl Ketchup
    4 Sliced Pickles
    1 Cheese slice – optional
    1 Seasoned Burger Patty
    Heel
    Serve or Wrap in waxed paper to serve later.

Notes

Hamburger Seasoning

Combine the below and used to season the Burger Patties.
  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Meat Oil

To get a slight Smokey flavor on the Burger Patties themselves. Combine the below for a Meat Oil that can be brushed on the Patties and then seasoned before cooking. 
  • 1/4 C Neutral Oil
  • 3/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce & Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke & MSG
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keywords: Burger King Whopper, Homemade Whopper, Whopper
Author: JAH
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