In-N-Out Cheeseburger

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Juicy and flavorful cheeseburgers fresh off the grill! These copycat In n’ Out Cheeseburgers taste just like the ones from the famous fast food chain!

Juicy and flavorful cheeseburgers fresh off the grill that are smothered in a delicious "secret sauce". Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comI hope everyone had a nice, relaxing Memorial weekend. Ours was great! We took the kiddos to Las Vegas on Saturday. We spent the day shopping, eating, and hanging out. The best part was when we took them to the Mandalay Bay hotel. They have a shark reef inside that is filled with all kinds of exotic sea creatures. A golden crocodile, sea turtles, jelly fish. And of course sharks! eeek!! It was neat. The kids had a blast, so I was happy.

For our Memorial Day barbecue today we fired up the grill and made us some homemade In-N-Out Cheeseburgers! YUM! I ♥ that place. I would eat there everyday if my arteries wouldn’t clog from all the cholesterol and my butt grow bigger from the fatty goodness. haha. But yes, we do like to eat there every once in a while. Their cheeseburgers are the greatest! This copy-cat version of In n Out Cheeseburgers are delicious and close to the real thing. 🙂

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In N' Out Cheeseburger
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In-N-Out Cheeseburgers

A copy-cat version of the popular cheeseburgers from In-N-Out!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 small yellow onion grated (about 1/2 a cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 slices american cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns seedless


  • 1/3 cup Mayo
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dill Pickle Relish
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika


  • TO MAKE SECRET SAUCE: Mix all of the ‘secret sauce’ ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • DIRECTIONS FOR BURGERS: In a large bowl, add ground beef, egg white, grated onion, worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt and pepper. Using your hands or a fork, gently mix together. Shape mixture into 6 thin patties. Place patties on grill or skillet and cook until no longer pink on the inside. About 3-5 minutes per side. Place one piece of american cheese over the burgers during the last minute of grilling.
  • Spread the secret sauce on each inner bun. Place grilled patties on bottom bun and top with lettuce, tomato and onion. Enjoy!




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40 thoughts on “In-N-Out Cheeseburger

  1. Oh fun! I have always wanted to go to the shark reef at the Mandalay bay! So glad u guys had so much fun! Holly this burger looks AAaaaamazing! Looks just like the real deal!

    1. Dallas, Tx is the farthest east i have ever seen one, they are all over the west coast, Arizona and Nevada

      Steak and Shake is our Favorite
      But In and Out is the true king

  2. I love Vegas! I’ve been out there twice now, and still haven’t made it to In N Out Burger unfortunately. If that sauce is anything like Big Mac secret sauce I’m sure it’s amazing!

    – Maggie

  3. I love a good burger from the grill. And this “special sauce” sounds good. Looks like I’ll be giving this one a try this weekend! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  4. I’ve never had an In-n-Out burger. But this looks so good, your presentation is gorg! We have been grillin out lately and I love a good grilled burger. Definitely trying this one!

  5. Never had In & Out but I tried these. I don’t eat beef very often so I did make these with ground turkey (I bet the beef would have been so tasty). It was still flavorful and juicy. The sauce was nice, like a thousand island dressing flavor. My husband asked for seconds. My kids tried it (that was a miracle to see them eating anything other than PB & J, haha!) and seemed to really like it. My only thing is I despise grating onions but it really made the burgers juicy and yummy so it was worth it. I will make these again, a great burger recipe to have on file. Thanks Holly!

  6. Oooh, I can’t wait to make these! I love In-N-Out, but when I moved up to Canada 12 years ago I was sad to see they don’t have it here. : ( I’ve always made the spread to put on my burgers though. I’d always order extra spread on my burger. Love it!! Now I’m happy to see I can recreate the actual flavor of the burger itself. Now it needs to warm up and stop raining so I can bbq.

    Thanks for the recipe. I found your blog on Pinterest and will be following you there and on FB!

    ~ Catie

  7. Looks great, cuz! I’ve also tried a 50/50 mix of thousand island and french salad dressings together with sauteed onions. Not as fancy, but it’s dang good too! Nom nom nom!

  8. I was about to comment on the best rolls recipe on Weekend Potluck when I saw this: My husband and the boys are In-N-Out fanatics! The closest one is 2 and 1/2 hours from here. I’m going to make these and see if he notices………now, if I could just get the french fry recipe! 🙂 Thanks.

  9. Looking forward to making these soon, maybe this weekend. We now live in Oklahoma. My hubby wears his In n Out shirts frequently. People often ask if their burgers are really as good as people say. Yes, yes they are! Maybe this recipe will prove it?

  10. This recipe lives on…I found it on Pinterest when I was looking for something interesting to do with hamburgers. My husband and I both love In & Out, but live in Oregon…no such burgers up here 🙂

    Anyway – made these last night and they were fabulous! Hubby had to restrain himself from grabbing another one 🙂 I used 2 lbs. of organic grass fed hamburger, doubled all the seasonings and made larger, thicker patties so they wouldn’t shrink up. I cooked them on our indoor grill, and they were juicy & delicious. I think the grated onion really puts the flavor over the top, and we love that special sauce!

    I’ve saved the pin to my “Best Recipes” board – thank you for sharing it!

  11. These burgers are so delicious! I have never had an in and out burger but the flavor of these was amazing!!! This is definitely a favorite keeper recipe! Thank you for sharing!!!

  12. My boyfriend loves In n Out burgers. I made these for him and he says they tasted very similar. They turned out really good.

  13. I have missed In and Out so much, we moved to Michigan from Encino, CA leaving behind all of the best burgers. Thank-you for the recipe!!!!!

  14. I never tried an In-n Out burger, but this recipe was very good. The grated onions really added flavor. I also liked the sauce recipe. I will make these again.

  15. I never tried an In-n Out burger, but this recipe was very good. The grated onions really added flavor. I also liked the sauce recipe. I will make these again.

  16. I love the idea to use Worcestershire sauce in your cheeseburger recipe. My wife and I love to try new cheeseburger recipes every week. I think we should try a new restaurant with our kids this weekend.

  17. Oh Yes !! They were Delicious !! It’s a keeper for sure !!
    Love the Sauce, it made it with the grated onion.
    Thanks for sharing !!

  18. I live 4 minutes away from an In & Out here in Southern California and I can honestly say that this is EXACTLY like a real Double Double. I won’t make hamburgers at home any other way now. I literally had these burgers 3 times in one week after I made them the first time.

  19. 5 stars
    Thank you for the recipe, I’ve never made a burger like this. It didn’t taste like an in n’ out burger to us, but it was just as delicious, even more so to me!

  20. I never heard of an In-N-Out Cheeseburger…we’re from Ohio…but they sound delicious with the grated onion, worcestershire, and special sauce. Just wondering why add egg white? I will be making this as soon as I get some dill relish…Thanks Holly!

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