While we did our research about the truth behind what goes into a Burger King whopper, we found that the way they build, and layer the ingredients, is a big part of the recipe. It adds to the taste of the burger eating experience itself. This time we made the biggest King Burger ever! One size serves all! To make your job easier, buy ready made dough at your local supermarket if you don’t feel like making it from scratch.


For the bread:

  • 1kg flour
  • 1 sachet instant yeast
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) salt
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) sugar
  • 500 ml luke warm water

For the patty:

  • 1 kg beef mince
  • Salt and pepper

For the burger:

  • Lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 200g cheddar cheese, grated
  • Hellmans Mayonaise
  • Heinz Tomato sauce


  1. Make your dough by mixing the flour, yeast sugar and salt together. Add the water in bit for bit and start to knead, you will most probably not use all the water. Knead the dough until it is soft and elastic. Let this rise in a warm place.
  2. Once the dough has doubled in size, knead again and form into the shame of a giant bun, make sure it will fit onto your grid to braai and let this bun rise again.
  3. Braai the giant bun the same way you would your roosterkoek, on low heat, turning often and making sure all the sides are toasted and done.
  4. Now form a giant patty to fit onto the bun. Keep in mind that the meat will shrink so make it slightly bigger. Braai the patty over hot coals in your hinged grid, and seasoning with salt and pepper in between while braaiing.
  5. Carefully assemble your burger: Start by using a proper bread knife to cut the bread open.
  6. Spread the tomato sauce on the bottom bun,making sure you cover the entire bread. Next up carefully place the big patty on top and add the cheese. Place the sliced tomato on top of the patty. Now add the sliced gherkins and onion and topped with lettuce. Next you spread mayonnaise on the top bun and close the burger.