Copycat McDonald’s Big Xtra Burger

There was a time when McDonald’s thought it could take on my favorite fast-food burger, the Burger King Whopper. They up’d the game by making their patties bigger than the one on the Whopper. And of course, they copied the fresh toppings. Well, I’m not sure how long they lasted, but it couldn’t have been long. I love the classics, so I make my copycat McDonald’s Big Xtra Burgers at home. I have to since I can’t get it at the restaurant any more!

Copycat McDonald's Big Xtra Burger

I prefer to cook my burgers ‘smash burger’ style. You don’t need a bunch of fancy equipment or a lot of time to make a copycat McDonald’s Big Xtra burger. Just a hot griddle and a burger press. Any griddle will do, whether it’s on a grill, cooktop, stove or even a standalone outdoor flattop. Just get those patties nice and thin and they’ll cook up perfectly in no time at all. This is my go-to burger making technique no matter what burger recipe I’m following.

Also try my copycat McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with cheese!

Copycat McDonald's Big Xtra Burger
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Copycat McDonald’s Big Xtra Burger

A tasty, bigger version of Burger King's The Whopper.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword copycat, McDonald’s
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 595kcal



  • Fire up your grill for direct medium-high heat cooking. You can also use an outdoor or indoor griddle or a large skillet on a stove.
  • Form the beef into a patty. Season well with seasoned salt and pepper.
  • Place the patty on the grill. Smash down with a spatula or grill press.
  • Grill the burger for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Make the burger by placing the patty on the bun bottom.
  • Spread the ketchup and mayo onto the top bun.
  • Add the onions and pickles, followed by the lettuce and tomato slice.
  • Serve hot.


Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 568mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 324IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.