Copycat In-N-Out Double Double Burger Recipe

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Carla Published: December 17, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Copycat In-N-Out Double Double Burger Recipe

How To Make Copycat In-N-Out Double Double Burger

Now you can make this iconic In-N-Out double double animal-style burger at home. Read on and learn how to make this copycat dish easily.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • ½lbground beef
  • 1tbspbutter
  • cuplarge onion,finely chopped
  • kosher salt
  • 2tbspmayonnaise,plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1tbspketchup
  • 2tspsweet pickle relish
  • ½tspsugar
  • ½tspwhite vinegar,distilled
  • 2hamburger buns
  • black pepper,freshly ground
  • 8dill pickles chips
  • 2slicesripe tomato
  • 2iceberg lettuce
  • ¼cupYellow Mustard
  • 4slicesAmerican Cheese,deli-cut


  1. Form meat into four 2-ounce patties, thin and slightly larger than the size of the bun.

  2. They are meant to be ¼-inch thick.

  3. Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.

  4. Add onions and ½ teaspoon of kosher salt to the skillet.

  5. Reduce heat to medium low, and cook, tossing and stirring occasionally until onions are well browned, about 15 minutes.

  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  7. Once onions begin to sizzle heavily and appear dry, add 1 tablespoon of water to the skillet and stir.

  8. Continue cooking until water evaporates and onions start sizzling again.

  9. Repeat process, adding 1 tablespoon of water with each iteration until onions are meltingly soft and dark brown, about 3 times total.

  10. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside while leaving any residual butter in the pan.

  11. To make the burger and animal fry topping, Add mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, sugar, and vinegar to a small bowl and stir to combine.

  12. Place closed buns in preheated oven for 2 minutes until slightly darker and just the slightest bit crispy.

  13. Using the butter left behind by the onions, press the buns into the pan and toast for a few seconds until crispy.

  14. Season the patties with salt and pepper.

  15. Preheat pan on high and add the patties to the pan.

  16. Cook without moving until well browned and crusty on first side, about 2½ minutes.

  17. While they are cooking, spread about a tablespoon of mustard to the raw side.

  18. Flip and cook the mustard side as well, another minute.

  19. Add the sauce to each half of the bun.

  20. From the bottom up: Add four pickles, then one slice of tomato and lettuce.

  21. Top each meat patty with a slice of cheese and half the caramelized onions.

  22. Stack two patties together and add on top of the lettuce.

  23. Top with top bun.

Recipe Notes

If there is no butter left in the pan, add a ½ a tablespoon or so to the pan.


  • Calories: 931.99kcal
  • Fat: 54.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.24g
  • Trans Fat: 1.57g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 18.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.50g
  • Carbohydrates: 75.59g
  • Fiber: 15.80g
  • Sugar: 29.65g
  • Protein: 42.07g
  • Cholesterol: 128.29mg
  • Sodium: 3402.81mg
  • Calcium: 633.02mg
  • Potassium: 2037.59mg
  • Iron: 8.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 219.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 40.22mg
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