If you miss Jollibee’s burger and you don’t have a store near you then this is the next best thing. Copycat Jollibee’s Amazing Aloha Yumburger is a copycat recipe of that famous Jollibee burger made with beef patties, bacon, cheese, lettuce, honey mustard sauce, and a pineapple slice in between two soft buns.
I guess you would have noticed by now that I do miss that Filipino fast-food chain called Jollibee. While Jollibee is now available in a lot of countries, sadly we don’t have one here in New Zealand and the nearest one to us is in Hawaii. That does not help specially nowadays with this Pandemic, it’s hard to travel and at worse you may contract or be a carrier of that virus. Pre COVID, we travel a lot and if there is a Jollibee in the place we visit, it will be one of the first places we go but with the current scenario the next best thing is to make my own one at home. I had posted a lot of Jollibee copycats before, from their famous Chicken Joy, Jolly Spaghetti, Garlic Pepper Beef and Honey Beef Rice but I haven’t made their burgers yet, up until now.
I have several positive reviews on people who tried it, telling me in the comments section of this site, sending me an email or a DM in Instagram, a lot of them say it’s almost near the original thing but not everything is perfect, after all these are not original recipes, I don’t know it either, it’s just me trying to recreate it based on my experience, other people’s experience and even online descriptions on what the elements are there on each dish. So, there is a lot of trials and errors even before I post my recipe, definitely those comments that I get were valuable as I adjust my recipe depending on what their comments were. Of all these copycats, I guess this burger that we are posting today will be the easiest one, it’s just a burger, all components will be easy to recreate as they are not complicated ones and usually uses one ingredient per element, and with the sauce, it’s not like your McDonalds who have the Big Mac sauce with this one they publicly advertise that it uses a Honey Mustard Sauce, all you need is to know what that burger patty contains. But I like things simple, for my patty, like what most people do, I just use pure beef seasoned with salt and pepper.
Copycat Jollibee’s Amazing Aloha Yumburger is a copycat recipe of that famous Jollibee burger made with beef patties, bacon, cheese, lettuce, honey mustard sauce, and a pineapple slice in between two soft buns
700 minced beef (30% fat)
freshly ground black pepper
4 burger buns or brioche burger buns
8 pcs streaky bacon, slice equally in half
4 slices pineapples
4 slices processed cheese
4 pcs lettuce leaves, folded to the same surface area of the bun
Divide beef into four equal parts, form them into patties then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set it aside.
In large non-stick skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Cook bacon until crispy on both sides, remove from skillet then set it aside.
Using the same skillet, add patties then cook 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove from skillet then set aside and keep warm.
Prepare your burger, in this order, place burger patty on top of the bottom bun, add processed cheese while burger patty is still hot, then add the pineapples, 4 slices of halved streaky bacon, folded lettuce leaf then top with the burger bun. Serve.