Well there are lots of people out there who believe that the In and Out Burger is the best ever. When my husband and I were visiting San Francisco, we stopped by one to see what all the fuss was about. Honestly, it was an OK burger to us. But then in the Food Network magazine there was this copycat recipe for an In and Out Burger that only the real fans know about-not even listed on the menu board. So tonight we grilled it up to give this chain another try. Maybe you would like to try it too! Here is the recipe:
2 T. vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped
1/4 c. mayonnaise
2 T. ketchup
1 T. sweet pickle relish
1/2 t. white vinegar
2 # ground beef
4 hamburger buns
1/4 c. sliced dill pickles
3/4 c. shredded letttuce
4-8 thin slices tomato
1/4 c. yellow mustard
8 slices American cheese
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add the onions and 3/4 t. salt cover and cook stirring occasionally until golden, about 30 minutes. Uncover and cook until caramelized, about 8 more minutes. Add 1/2 c. water to skillet, scraping well. Simmer 2 more minutes.
While all this is happening, you can start your prep for the burgers.
Mix the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and vinegar well. Set aside.
Shape the beef into 8 patties, about 4 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat....we tried this on the BBQ. Toast the buns. Spread the bottom of each bun with 1 T. of the mayo mixture, several pickles, some lettuce and then 1 or 2 slices of tomato. Put another T. of the mayo mixture on top of this.
Put the patties on the grill and cook about 3-4 minutes. Spread about 1 1/2 t. mustard on the uncooked side of the patty and then flip it. Top with cheese and cook til done. Top 4 of the patties with onions, then top each with another patty. Sandwich the double patties onto the buns like a double cheeseburger.