In-N-Out's 'Double Double Animal Style' Burger

In-N-Out's 'Double Double Animal Style' Burger
Staff Writer

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

The In-N-Out "Double Double" burger — served off-the-menu "Animal Style" — is a West Coast burger legend. To put the craze into perspective, people have gone as far as to freeze-dry the In-N-Out classics and ship them cross-country. Whether it’s due to the secret sauce (that some believe is really just Thousand Island dressing), the caramelized onions, or the fact that the burger patties are never frozen, it’s clear that this is an iconic burger that’s worth making at home. 

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Servings
246
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the sauce

  • 2  Tablespoons  plus 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2  Tablespoons  mayonnaise
  • 2  Teaspoons  sweet pickle relish

For the caramelized onions

  • onions, finely diced
  • Oil, as needed

For the burger

  • 1/4  Pound  100 percent ground chuck, formed into 2 burger patties
  • 1  Tablespoon  mustard
  • slices American cheese
  • hamburger bun
  • leaves iceberg lettuce
  • slices tomato
  • dill pickle slices

Directions

For the sauce

Mix the ketchup, mayonnaise, and sweet pickle relish together until the dressing reaches the desired pink color.

For the caramelized onions

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the onions on low, stirring frequently, until caramelized. When caramelized, deglaze the pan with 2 tablespoons of water, and then repeat the caramelization process until the onions have the consistency of jam.

For the burger

In a skillet over medium-high heat, sear both the meat patties on 1 side, then spread mustard on the other. Flip the patties so that the mustard side cooks on the grill.

Put the 2 slices of cheese on the patties long enough for them to melt. Lightly toast both sides of the bun on the grill while you wait for the cheese to melt.

Take the burger buns and patties off the grill, and build your burger. Spread the caramelized onions between the cheesy patties, add the lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles, and then spread the Thousand Island sauce on the lower bun.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Carbohydrate, by difference
18g
14%
Protein
35g
76%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
45mg
5%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
39mg
12%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
310mg
44%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
32µg
58%
Sodium, Na
745mg
50%
Water
119g
4%
Zinc, Zn
9mg
100%

Burger Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Burger Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.