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

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In-N-Out's 'Double Double Animal Style' Burger
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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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Ready in
35 m
1
Servings
929
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

  • 3 onions, finely diced
  • Oil, as needed

For the burger

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
51g
79%
Sugar
33g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
67%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Protein
43g
86%
Carbs
79g
26%
Vitamin A
49µg
5%
Vitamin B12
3µg
53%
Vitamin B6
1mg
66%
Vitamin C
39mg
65%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
16%
Vitamin K
35µg
44%
Calcium
423mg
42%
Fiber
9g
37%
Folate (food)
108µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
169µg
42%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
107mg
27%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
46%
Phosphorus
618mg
88%
Polyunsaturated
18g
N/A
Potassium
1511mg
43%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
40.5%
Sodium
1766mg
74%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
41.1%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
9mg
58%

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