How to Make an In-N-Out Burger – Animal Style

Jamie Spafford, from SortedFood, tweeted recently he was missing his In-N-Out burger. I met Jamie at Vidcon California just recently and he has inspired me to make an In-N-Out Double Double Animal Style so others could see what all the fuss was about.

In the pursuit of science I had to try a few before I could recreate this delicious burger as you may have seen in my previous vlogs

Making my own In N Out Burger – Animal Style….Delicious

How to Make an In-N-Out Burger – Animal Style

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How to make an In-N-Out Burger – Animal Style
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 Large White Onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of Oil
  • 1 knob of Butter
  • 2 tablespoons of Water
  • 1lb / 500g Ground Beef
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of Oil
  • 4 tablespoons of Mustard
  • 4 Slices of American Cheese2 Hamburger Buns, Toasted
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Gherkins, sliced
  • Lettuce
  • Sliced Tomato

Watch the full Video Tutorial


  1. Dice the onion.
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  2. In a fry pan heat the oil and butter.
  3. Add the onions and sauté until golden brown.
  4. Add a couple of tablespoons of water and stir through.
  5. Place to one side and keep warm for later.
  6. Form the ground beef into patties about 10cm / 4 inches round.
  7. Season on side with salt and pepper
  8. Add some oil to a fry pan and place the patties, seasoned side down into the hot pan.
  9. Cook for 3 minutes
  10. Whilst cooking season the top side with salt and pepper.
  11. Spread on some mustard.
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  12. Turn the patty after 3 minutes and cook the other side for about a minute
  13. Tp each patty with sliced cheese.
  14. Add the cooked onions to one patty
  15. Toast the burger buns
  16. Now it’s time to start stacking
  17. On the base bun spread some thousand island dressing
  18. Then stack the lettuce, tomato and some more sauce
  19. Place the cheese and onion topped patty on first followed by the other patty
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  20. Add some more sauce to the lid of the burger bun and place on top of your burger
  21. There you have it – an In-N-Out Burger Animal Style
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