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Burger King Whopper Recipe
Burger King Whopper
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Sandwich
Calories: 438
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.4 (11 reviews)
In 1954, in Miami, Florida, James McLamore and David Edgerton built the first Burger King Restaurant. By 1991 more than 6,400 Burger King outlets could be found in forty countries and all fifty states. That gives this burger giant more that $6 billion is sales each year, making it the countrys second -largest fast-food chain. McDonalds is the largest

For many, the favorite item on the menu is a flame-broiled hamburger conceived by the partners on a business trip from Orlando to Miami in 1957. Dubbed the "Whopper," this sandwich is overwhelmingly popular; figures show that Burger King sells more that 540 million annually, or nearly 2 million each day. And with more than 1,023 different combinations of the eight-or-so ingredients, including a vegetarian version, you really can "have it your way."

Source: "Top Secret Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

1 sesame-seed hamburger bun
1/4 pound ground beef
Dash salt
3 dill pickle slices
1 teaspoon catsup
3 to 4 onion rings
2 tomato slices
1/4 cup chopped lettuce
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1. Preheat a barbecue grill on high.

2. Toast both halves of the bun, face down, in a hot skillet. Set aside.

3. Form the beef into a thin patty slightly larger than the bun.

4. Lightly salt the hamburger patty and cook on the barbecue grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side.

5. Build the burger in the following stacking order from the bottom up:

bottom bun
hamburger patty
onion rings
top bun
Makes 1 Hamburger

Submitted on: 02/21/14
The patty should be cooked frozen directly to the broiler
Rogue Ninja  
Submitted on: 01/13/14
Trully THE best recipe out there at the moment. For those saying the sauce isn't quite right - there isn't a sauce, it's the mayonnaise and ketchup you need to get right in order to get that authentic 'Whopper' taste. If you're using low quality mayo and ketchup then you whopper is going to be just that 'low quality'. I also agree, broiling the meat does make a difference but BBQ is also just as good. Thanks for the recipe Todd!
good burger but. . .
Jack Law  
Submitted on: 11/30/13
this is a good burger but John is correct - the sauce is what keeps me coming back and I'm not getting that with this recipe. . .
As an Expirianced Whopper Maker
BK employee  
Submitted on: 11/20/13
Alright, this recipe has almost nailed it, but it is the way these ingredients are combined that I don't agree with. You should do it this way to get the most authentic whopper: Top of the bun gets mayo, sprinkle lettuce on top, then place the two tomato slices, not overlapping, next to each other. Then move on to the bottom, patty, FOUR pickles, non overlapping, then (if using ketchup squirt bottle) make a three ringed spiral of ketchup. Place 3 onions lightly overlapping on top.
Submitted on: 11/13/13
Tastes just like it
Submitted on: 11/05/13
burgers need to be salted after cooking and the secret sauce is a bit like 1000 island dressing. Once we made these changes it was pretty darn close to a BK burger.
Taste just like it
Submitted on: 06/12/13
I crave the whopper taste and this recipe delivers!
Submitted on: 03/17/13
Very very tasty! Got raving reviews from everyone who had one! However, a few people said it tastes more like a Wendy's burger than a Whopper.
G R E A T!!
Courtney K  
Submitted on: 06/07/12
I made these then served them to my husband. I didn't tell him what it was supposed to be just "what does this taste like?" And he said "it reminds me of a whipper." So I guess you could say it passed the blind taste test.
Flame Broiled
Lorraine Brown-DeCormier  
Submitted on: 03/15/12
The layering is part of the magic of the Whopper. As for taste, the only way to get it right is to flame broil the burger. A simple recipe but the best of the burgers in my book. I worked as a kitchen manager for BK for longer then I care to remember and I think it tastes like you got it right Todd!
Where's the 'secret'
Submitted on: 11/02/11
There is something, a sauce perhaps, that makes BK burgers taste different, liquid smoke or something. This recipe is just basically "make a hamburger". Considering the fantastic recipes everywhere, this is a bit disappointing.