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Homemade In-N-Out Double Double

Homemade In-N-Out Double Double
Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

In a small apartment in East Hollywood, the sound of rush-hour traffic filters through the warm evening air. A group of tired, hungry friends voices a serious craving — not for some seasonal restaurant cuisine or even tacos, but for ... Read more

Total time: 45 minutes | Makes 8 burgers

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoon plus 2½ teaspoons ketchup (scant ¼ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dill pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Step 1In a medium bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, sweet and dill pickle relishes, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, salt and sugar. This makes about ¾ cup sauce. The sauce will keep, covered and refrigerated, for up to two weeks.

Homemade In-N-Out Double Double

  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck (80/20 fat ratio if possible)
  • 16 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 8 slices beefsteak tomato
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 16 slices American cheese
  • 8 white hamburger buns
  • Sauce
  • Salt

Step 1Measure out 16 (2-ounce) patties of meat and flatten each patty to a thickness of approximately 1/4 inch. Season each side of the patty with a pinch of salt and set aside while you heat the griddle.

Step 2Toast the buns, cut-side down, on the griddle just until the cut sides begin to toast, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 3Heat a griddle pan over medium heat until hot. Cook the burgers on one side until the patties start to brown, 45 seconds to 1 minute. Flip the burgers, adding a slice of cheese to the browned tops of each one. Continue to cook until the burgers are cooked and the cheese is beginning to melt, about 1 minute more. Remove from heat.

Step 4To assemble the burgers, slather about 1 tablespoon sauce on the toasted top and bottom of each bun. On the bottom of each bun, layer two lettuce leaves, a slice of tomato, one cheeseburger patty, a few onion rings, another cheeseburger patty and the top burger bun. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to form eight burgers. Serve immediately.


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