Have I mentioned enough yet how great my wife is yet? I mean, the woman wakes up one morning with a craving for a cheeseburger and suggests we make one for dinner. Not only that, she looks up a copycat recipe for In-N-Out burgers and says we should try it. What? Try to duplicate the best burger known to man at home. Twist my arm…sure, I guess. What’s not to love about that?
I think it took longer to clean all of the dishes from dinner that it did to actually cook everything. When you get down to it we had fries, grilled veggies, and a cheeseburger. The sauce and grilled onions were part of the key to make it like my favorite In-N-Out burger.
We had another night of using squash and zucchini from the garden (nothing better). Mix them in some olive oil, salt, and pepper and you’re all set. In addition we baked up some broccoli in the oven to go along with it. To keep things simple we grabbed a bag of Alexia Organic French Fries. You can always make your own, but the Alexia fries always turn out great.
Now comes the fun part…burgers. We tried to keep things healthy by getting some whole wheat buns and Laura’s Lean Ground Beef (96% Lean Ground Sirloin). We topped off the burgers with some swiss cheese slices, shredded lettuce, and tomatoes. The best part of the burgers were then the grilled onions and sauce. We cut the onion up, sprayed it with some olive oil, pepper, and salt. Those things went straight on the grill. My God, grilled onions on a burger are now a must in our house. Super easy and super tasty. The sauce was next. It was literally a whole four ingredients (found on Cooking Light). It was a close to the real thing as you can get. Throw all that together and you have one happy husband.
All in all we had an awesome meal. To really top it off we had some regular Coke (our diet splurge) in our frosted Bengals mugs. I may not get to California very often to get the real thing, but these homemade In-N-Out burgers will keep me happy until I do.
- 3 tablespoons ketchup
- 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard