This fabulous Travis Scott burger copycat recipe is the exact replica of the famous McDonald's Travis Scott burger loaded with a juicy beef burger patty, crispy bacon, relish, and cheddar cheese. It's easy to make at home and tastes even better than the real thing because it's homemade with fresh ingredients and customizable!
🌟 Why this recipe works
Travis Scott's Mcdonald's burger was so popular that it sold out nationwide within days. This copycat recipe gives you all the flavors of the original burger but with a juicier ground beef patty and more flavorful toppings.
The combination of crispy bacon strips, melted cheese, sweet relish, crispy lettuce, and a flavorful quarter pounder sandwiched in between sesame seed buns smothered with burger sauce is out-of-this-world good!
This is the perfect burger for any Travis Scott fan and takes less than half to make in the comfort of your own kitchen. You don't need any fancy equipment, cooking skills, or lots of ingredients to prepare this hearty burger, just a little time and patience!
Surprise your family and friends with a homemade Travis Scott meal to remember. It's really impressive and full of flavor that you'll be making them on the regular basis after trying this copycat recipe!
Serve it with French fries and crispy onion rings for a complete meal everyone will love! The recipe is easy to follow for any home cook and can even be prepared and wrapped for a tasty packed lunch for work.
🍽 Key ingredients
To make this Travis Scott burger recipe, you'll need a few pantry staples and some fresh ingredients. You'll also need a grill or skillet to cook the fresh beef burger patties and bacon.
Burger buns - Use sesame seeds burger buns for the most authentic taste. You can find these in the bakery section of most supermarkets.
Burger patty - For the best flavor with succulent juices, buy ground chuck beef that's 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio.
Bacon - Thick-cut bacon is best for this recipe so it doesn't get lost in all the other flavors. Use Applewood smoked bacon for the full Travis Scott experience.
Cheese - Cheddar cheese is traditional, but you can use American cheese or another variety that melts well.
Burger sauce - The sauce is a mixture of equal quantities of mustard and ketchup to give it that distinctive fast-food flavor.
Onions - Sweet onions are best for this recipe, but you can also use white or yellow onions.
Lettuce - Iceberg lettuce is the best type to use because it's crisp and holds its shape well.
Pickles - Dill pickle slices are a must for this burger. You can find them in the condiments aisle of most supermarkets.
The good thing with burger recipes is that they are customizable with ingredients you already have at home. So if you don't have the above-mentioned ingredients, you can substitute them for something similar. Here are some suggestions.
If you can't find sesame seeds hamburger buns, any type of hamburger bun will work.
You can substitute the ground beef for ground turkey, chicken, or pork. But If you want the exact McDonald's flavors that were a huge hit, I recommend using ground chuck beef.
Turkey bacon or veggie bacon can be used as a healthier substitute.
Swiss cheese, mozzarella, or pepper Jack cheese are great substitute options.
The Travis Scott burger McDonald's copycat recipe uses a mixture of mustard and ketchup for the sauce, but you could mix it up with barbecue sauce to give it a smokey-sweet flavor.
🔪 How to make
This Travis Scott burger copycat recipe is easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes to cook. Just follow my step-by-step instructions, and you'll have a delicious burger in no time!
Prepare the flavorful toppings by washing lettuce and slicing onions and pickles. The McDonald's version uses shredded lettuce, but you can leave the lettuce leaves whole if you prefer.
Next, cut the sesame seeds hamburger buns in half.
Mix the mustard and ketchup together in a small bowl.
Mix the ground beef with salt and pepper, then divide ground beef into 4 equal parts and shape patties.
Set your frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat to get hot, and toast the burger bun halves for 30 seconds to a minute until charred slightly.
Next, cook the bacon strips for 2 minutes on either side in the hot skillet until crispy and set aside, leaving the bacon fat in the skillet.
Place the shaped quarter pounder patties in the skillet until golden brown on either side and the juices run clear, and the internal temperature of beef reaches 160˚F. Around 4 minutes on either side.
Add cheese slices on top of the beef patties for the last 1-2 minutes until melted.
Assemble the Travis Scott burger by spreading the burger sauce on the bottom bun and placing a slice of cheese, followed by the cooked beef patty on top.
Place a slice of crispy bacon on top of the patty, followed by the shredded lettuce, sliced onions, and sliced pickles.
Spread the burger sauce on the top bun and place it on top.
Serve immediately with French fries. Enjoy!
💭 Cooking tips
Use the oven.
If you don't have a grill or skillet, you can cook the burgers, bacon, and buns in the oven. Preheat your oven to 400˚F and cook the bacon and burgers for about 10 minutes, then add the buns for 1 minute.
Use butter for buns.
To give the sesame seeds hamburger buns a lovely golden color, brown them in the pan with a tablespoon of softened butter.
Make a thumbprint in the center of the patties.
Making a thumbprint in the center of the patties will help the burgers cook evenly and prevent them from shrinking.
Use a meat thermometer.
To ensure that the burgers are cooked all the way through, use a meat thermometer. The ideal internal temperature for burgers is 160˚F.
Switch up the Travis Scott burger recipe with some additional spice or crunch to give your burger extra layers of flavor.
Add your favorite toppings
Add sliced tomato, crispy onions, and even a few fried onion rings on top of the patty for a crunchier upgrade.
Make it spicy
Add a few slices of jalapeños or serrano peppers to the burger patties for a little bit of heat, and mix a tablespoon of hot sauce with the burger sauce to spice it up.
If you want a smokier flavor, mix the ketchup with a tablespoon of barbecue sauce or add a tablespoon of smoked paprika to the beef patties.
🥗 What to serve with
This Travis Scott burger copycat recipe is filling by itself, but if you want to add some extra on the side for a complete meal, here are a few tasty side dishes to make at home to accompany the delicious burger.
One of my favorite easy low-carb side dishes to whip up is sauteed asparagus. It's crunchy, full of flavor, and takes just 10 minutes to fry with some roasted almonds.
Cauliflower rice is a fantastic low-calorie swap for traditional white or brown rice. You can quickly make it at home by pulsing cauliflower florets in a food processor until they resemble grains of rice and cooking them in the skillet with seasonings and cilantro.
Air fryer sweet potatoes
These air fryer sweet potatoes are a healthier alternative to deep-fried sweet potatoes. They're perfectly cooked in the air fryer with a crispy outside and a soft, fluffy inside.
🙋 Frequently asked questions
Can I prepare the Travis Scott burgers in advance?
Yes, to help save time on prep, you can prepare the meat mixture and shape them into patties ready for cooking later. Place them in an airtight container with greaseproof paper and refrigerate them for up to 3 days.
What's special about the Travis Scott burger?
Although many Macdonald's burgers are delicious and have most of the same ingredients as the Travis Scott burger, what makes this burger so special is the combination of the flavors. And because it had the singer's name on the meal, it sold out in many locations.
🧊 Storing and ♨️ reheating
The Travis Scott burger recipe is best served fresh as the leftovers will go soggy and dry, but you can store the beef patties for reheating later and then assemble as instructed.
Fridge - Once the Travis Scott burger has cooled completely, store it in an airtight container or wrap it tightly in cling film and place it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Freezing - You can freeze the Travis Scott burger for up to 3 months by placing them in a freezer-safe container and separating each burger with greaseproof paper. When you're ready to eat them, defrost them overnight in the fridge and cook them according to the recipe instructions.
Reheating - Reheat the Travis Scott burger in a pan over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until heated through. You can also reheat them in the oven at 350˚F for 10 minutes.
👪 Serving size
This Travis Scott burger recipe will provide 4 burgers using 1 lb of ground beef, but you can scale the recipe to suit your needs.
That's all for this Travis Scott burger recipe! I hope you enjoy making this delicious burger at home. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. And don't forget to share this recipe with your friends and family!
Travis Scott Burger Copycat Recipe
For the Burger
- 1 lb ground chuck beef - 80/20
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
For the Buns
- 4 hamburger buns
- ¼ tablespoon butter softened
- 8 slices medium cheddar cheese - thick sliced
- 4 strips bacon
- ½ bunch green leaf lettuce
- ½ medium onion - thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup dill pickle - slices
- ketchup to taste
- mustard to taste
Optional for Servings:
- French Fries
- barbeque sauce
- Prepare the flavorful toppings by washing lettuce and slicing onions and pickles. The McDonald's version uses shredded lettuce, but you can leave the lettuce leaves whole if you prefer.
- Next, cut the sesame seeds hamburger buns in half.
- Mix the mustard and ketchup together in a small bowl.
- Mix the ground beef with salt and pepper, then divide ground beef into 4 equal parts and shape patties.
- Set your frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat to get hot, and toast the burger bun halves for 30 seconds to a minute until charred slightly.
- Next, cook the bacon strips for 2 minutes on either side in the hot skillet until crispy and set aside, leaving the bacon fat in the skillet.
- Place the shaped quarter pounder patties in the skillet until golden brown on either side and the juices run clear, and the internal temperature of beef reaches 160˚F. Around 4 minutes on either side.
- Add cheese slices on top of the beef patties for the last 1-2 minutes until melted.
- Assemble the Travis Scott burger by spreading the burger sauce on the bottom bun and placing a slice of cheese, followed by the cooked beef patty on top.
- Place a slice of crispy bacon on top of the patty, followed by the shredded lettuce, sliced onions, and sliced pickles.
- Spread the burger sauce on the top bun and place it on top.
- Serve immediately with French fries. Enjoy!