Burger King Whopper, Krystal and Lum's Burgers Recipes

We've got 3 more Restaurant Burgers for you today -- Burger King Whopper Recipe, Krystal Burgers Recipe and the Lum' Ollie Burger Recipe.  You can add these to your family's dinner and party rotation along with the McDonald's Big Mac and White Castle Slider Recipes we told you about yesterday.  Enjoy

Let's start off with Mickey D's biggest competition-- The Burger King Whopper.

For the Whopper it's the flame broiling that sets it apart. The trouble with making a Whopper at home will be in trying to cook a pattie that large and thin on a barbeque grill. It may help to freeze the meat or buy already frozen patties (like they do.)

Burger King Whopper Recipe


Large 5 inch Sesame−Seed Hamburger Buns
Ground Beef or Frozen Hamburger Patties (5 inch)
Dill Pickles
Tomato - sliced
Lettuce - Chopped
Sweet Onion - Sliced


  1. Fire up your grill to a high heat
  2. Toast both halves of your bun.  Use your toaster if you can.  Or use the grill (be EXTRA Careful) or a skillet on the stove top.
  3. If using fresh ground beef, form your hamburger patties, large and thin.
  4. Lightly salt the burgers then cook them on the grill to your desired doneness. 
  5. Assemble your Whopper:
On the top bun put a smear of mayo, a small sprinkling of lettuce, 2 tomato slices (not overlapping)
On the bottom bun put the hamburger patty, 4 pickles (not overlapping), with a squirt bottle make 3 spraling rings" of ketchup and 3 onion ring slices.
  1. Carefully, place the top bun on the bottom (use your thumb on the tomatoes to hold everything in place) and you are done.

Those are the big three we need to cover. The other popular chains do not really have any "special" recipes to set them apart:

Wendy's claims to use "never frozen" beef -- you probably do this at home anyway -- then they dress it anyway you like.

Big Boy uses tartar sauce on their burger and I've already told you how to make that in this post -- Big Boy Tartar Sauce Recipe

Here are the recipes of a couple of smaller chains for you.

Disclaimer here -- these were sent to me by readers and I haven't yet tried them. In the case of Lum's, I've never even tried the original. But use your own judgement, try them if you like and have fun.

Krystal Burgers Recipe


  • 2 pounds lean Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup Dry Minced Onion
  • 1/4 cup hot Water
  • 3 ounce Jar Strained Beef Baby Food
  • 2/3 cup Clear Beef Broth
  • 1 package Hot Dog Buns

  1. Soak 1/4 cup dry minced onions in 1/4 cup hot water until soft.
  2. Mix 2 pounds ground beef with 3 ounce jar of strained beef baby food and 2/3 cup clear beef broth.
  3. Keep patties uniform using 1/4 cup meat mixture for each patty, flattened to 1/4" 4. Fry quickly in 1 tablespoon oil per patty on a hot griddle.
  4. Make 3 or 4 holes in patties while frying.
  5. Fry 1 teaspoon onions under each patty as you turn to fry 2nd side.
  6. Slip each patty into bun with 2 dill pickle chips, mustard and ketchup.

Lum's Ollie Burger Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Seasoned Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon A−1 Steak Sauce (We have a Homemade Recipe for this - CLICK HERE for our A-1 Steak Sauce Recipe)
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Beef Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Heinz 57 Sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar


  1. Mix the above ingredients.
  2. Take 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of ground round and shape meat into round patties, 3/4" thick and 3 1/2"round.
  3. Place in a covered container and pour the marinade mixture over them.
  4. Cover tightly and refrigerate 12 hours or overnight. Turn the patties frequently.
  5. Remove from marinade.
  6. Sear over high heat to seal in the juices, then turn down heat and cook to your desired doneness.

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Photo of Whopper is by bnycastro - http://bnycastro.blogspot.com/ - and is used by permission under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) License.
Photo of the Krystal Burgers is by Joseph - http://www.veehoff.com/ and is used by permission under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) License.
Photo of Lums is by Roy Erickson. The photo has no known copyright restrictions.
Portions of the Whopper Assembly were learned on Wiki How - http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Whopper-Burger-at-Burger-King

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