Copycat burger recipes of your favorite restaurant Copycat burger recipes of your favorite restaurant

Try these amazing copycat burger recipes and you won’t miss your favorite restaurant!

Here you have three incredibly easy to make and unbelievably tasty copycat recipes for you to try at home. Whether you miss Burger King, McDonald’s, or Shake Shack, find all the recipes in one place!

Burger King’s Double Whopper copycat recipe

This is so, SO good you won’t even miss the original version.

A Whopper is such a classic that it’s hard to give up. However, with the ongoing pandemic and the economic crisis, managing to get to the store is getting harder and harder. However, the good news is that The Curry Guy came up with a perfect copycat version. Here’s his recipe:


•    2 x quarter-pound beef patties pressed thinly and round
•    1 sesame seed burger bun - about 6" diameter
•    2 tablespoons butter
•    2 tablespoons mayonnaise
•    2 slices of 100% Cheddar deli slices
•    2 slices of tomato
•    Dill pickle slices
•    Shredded lettuce
•    Onion slices
•    Ketchup
•    Salt and pepper to taste


1.    Heat a gas or charcoal BBQ until very hot. If using charcoal, you want the coals to be white-hot.
2.    Start by preparing your bun. Toast your buns, sliced side down in a little butter until nicely browned.
3.    Spread the mayonnaise on the top bun.
4.    Now place your burger patties on the hot grill and cook for about two minutes. They should not take long to cook through as they are so thin.
5.    Season the burgers generously with salt and pepper and then flip them over.
6.    Top with the cheese slices and grill for a further couple of minutes.
7.    When cooked to your liking, place one patty on top of the other and transfer to the bottom bun.
8.    Top the cheese with the sliced pickles followed by three rings of ketchup.
9.    Now place the onion rings on top of the ketchup followed by the tomatoes (place side by side) and then the shredded lettuce.
10.    Enjoy!

McDonald’s Big Mac copycat recipe

Missing the good old taste of a McDonald’s classic Big Mac? Here’s a copycat recipe that you can try at home. 

The famous hamburger was created by Jim Delligatti, owner of several franchises in the Pittsburgh area. This burger is sold all over the world and it is one of their most famous products. The one we know and love became famous in 1974 with the jingle “Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun.” And that is exactly the recipe, so easy to make at home. Don’t worry, this recipe has got the special sauce bit covered, too.

The buns

Big Mac’s have three layers of buns each. You can use a package of 8 hamburger buns to make around 5 Big Macs. Cut the top off of the top bun to make it even, then use the bottom half as the middle portion of the Big Mac.

The special sauce

All it takes to make the sauce is mayonnaise, India relish, sugar, Thousand Island dressing. Mix all the ingredients together and let it stand for 20 minutes before using it, so the flavors come together.

The rest of the ingredients

Aside from the buns, this is what you’ll need:

Ground Chuck meat
Salt and pepper
American cheese
Minced onion
Pickle slices
Iceberg lettuce
Special sauce

The instructions

In a bowl combine ground chuck and salt and pepper. Shape meat into 10 meat patties. Shape patties somewhat thin. Set a griddle to 350 degrees. Place meat on the griddle and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Flip burgers and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until juices from the meat run clear.

Spread softened butter on cut sides of bun and place on a griddle until the bread begins to brown.  Flip the middle bun and allow it to toast on both sides.

Build the burger by starting at the bottom. The bottom bun, Big Mac sauce, onions, lettuce, cheese, hamburger patty, and the middle bun. Spread the Big Mac sauce, onion, lettuce, hamburger patty, two or three pickle slices, and finally the top bun.

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Shake Shack’s Sloppy Joes copycat recipe

Shake Shack started out as a single food cart in New York, but it soon became an international phenomenon. If you’ve ever eaten there, it’s easy to understand why.

Shake Shack is so popular that there’s always a lot of people in line, waiting to get their meals. And they are not cheap. If you want to save some time and money, you can make your own Sloppy Joes. 

In order to recreate the original Shake Shack Sloppy Joes, you will need to assemble it as follows:

Bottom bun
American cheese
Butter lettuce
Shake sauce
Top bun

Here’s the recipe, it yields 4 servings:


•    1 1/2 pounds ground beef 
•    1 teaspoon kosher salt
•    1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
•    2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
•    4 Martin's Sandwich Potato Rolls
•    4 leaves green leaf lettuce
•    8 slices tomato
•    4 slices American cheese
•    3/4 cup Shake Shack sauce 
•    vegetable oil


•    Brown your ground beef halfway, about 3-4 minutes, in your large skillet. Then mix in salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
•    Cook the beef until fully browned, about 3-4 minutes.
•    Turn off the heat then mix in 1/2 cup of the Shake Shack sauce.
•    Serve on Potato Rolls with cheese, tomato, lettuce, and remaining Shake Shack sauce

For the sauce:


•    1/2 cup mayonnaise
•    1 tablespoon ketchup
•    1 tablespoon yellow mustard
•    4 slices kosher dill pickle, finely chopped
•    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
•    1/4 teaspoon paprika
•    pinch cayenne pepper


1.    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir.
2.    If you want your sauce to have a smooth texture, you can blend it in the food processor for 5-10 seconds.
3.    Store in a sealed airtight container in the refrigerator.

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