Burger in Paradise

July 1, 2013

To celebrate America’s birthday, I wanted to have a week devoted to America’s finest… and what screams America more than a burger!? And not just any burger… an In n’ Out burger!

Burger and Chips

In n’ Out Burger

  • 1 lb ground beef chuck (I used 80% lean… more fat the better ūüôā depends how “healthy” you want to be)
  • American cheese slices
  • Secret Spread
    • 2 Tablespoons mayo, 1 teaspoon ketchup, 1/4 teaspoon mayo, 2 teaspoon minced dill pickles
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Caramelized onions
    • 1 diced yellow onion, 1 Tablespoon oil, salt
  • Tomato Slices
  • Hamburger Buns (potato rolls or brioche rolls are other great options)
  1. Caramelize Onions: Heat oil in a pan over medium Рmedium low heat and add onions.  Stir occasionally for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Season with salt. 
  2. Secret Spread: Mix together secret spread ingredients.
  3. Burgers: Make patties with ground beef and season with salt and pepper.  The key is to make them really thin Рyou will need to make them thinner than you think because they will plump up once cooked. Heat oil in a pan and cooker patties over medium heat for about 3 minutes.Top  uncooked side with about 1 teaspoon of mustard.  Flip patty, top with cheese slice and cook until medium doneness.
  4. Assembly: Toast buns, top with secret spread,tomato, lettuce, hamburger patty/cheese, and caramelized onions.

Looking for the perfect side? Make these amazing chips and dip!

Baked Potato Chips with Sour Cream and Onion Dip 

  • Russet Potatoes (3-4)
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Green Onion
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Use a mandolin to thinly slice potatoes.  I used to cut thicker slices but I find cutting them 1/4 inch or so is much better!
  3. I used an olive oil mister to spray a baking sheet, then dispersed potatoes on the sheet.  I resprayed with olive oil and sprinkled lightly with salt.  Bake for 10-15 minutes (keep an eye on them, depends how thinly they are cut)
  4. While the potatoes are baking, whip together the last 3 ingredients to make an amazingly easy dip!


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