In and Out Burgers
Have you ever had an In and Out Burger? Chances are if you don't live on the West Coast, then the answer would be NO and I tell you, you don't know what you're missing.
These are my favorite burgers on the face of this planet. I know, mighty dramatic huh? But really I don't think I could explain how much I love them. They are the only hamburger that will make me salivate and drive out at all times of the day to get one.
My whole family loves them and I think one of the things the kids love the most is sitting in the drive thru and watching the burgers and fries being made. Everything fresh, right there in front of you....not to mention the cute little uniforms and the friendly staff.
But back to the burger. YUM is not even good enough to describe it.
If you have tasted them and are now living in an area where there is no In and Out Burgers around, then I have a special treat for you.
See I don't mind going to the actual place to pick them up but it does get expensive and if I can make them at home, then even better because now I know that I can enjoy one at any time of the year. Of course, before I give you the recipe, bear in mind that it will never be EXACTLY like their burger, I think the would be impossible to replicate but this one comes mighty might close......kids didn't even know it was homemade. :)
I searched online for quite a while and found a few recipes here and there but this one from Jason's BBQ Adventures is the one that is closest to the original.
1/2 cup mayonnaise2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
2 teaspoons finely minced white onion
dash of salt
dash of pepper
Mix all these ingredients in a bowl,
cover, let sit in the fridge for a couple hours to let the flavors bind together.
Grilled hamburger patties
Slices American cheese
Iceberg Lettuce (not shredded)
Special Sauce (see above)
Believe it or not, one of the biggest steps in the In and Out burger is the way you put it together. Here it goes:
First step, spread the special sauce on the bottom of the buns.
Next is the tomato slices.
Followed by the iceberg lettuce
Hamburger patty, cheese slice, thick onion slice (don't separate into rings), then top with the other half of the bun.
You now have an In and Out Burger.
Sink your teeth in and enjoy. Oh and if you like more sauce by all means add more, if you like less than you can do that too.
If you want to do the Double Double Style Burger, after you add the onion slice, top with another burger pattie with melted cheese.
Now I'm off to have another because you can never have just ONE In and Out Burger. I'm sure I'll be dieting extra hard next week but for now.....I don't care, my hips can just zip it and enjoy it.