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In-N-Out Animal Style Sauce

Now that June has rolled around, I think this is the official start of burger grilling season— something I'm sure Dustin and I will be doing quite a bit this summer.

A few weeks ago when we were having nice weather, we cooked up a fantastic patty with beef and ground pork with our neighbors. We also decided we wanted to try our hand at making our burgers animal style à la In-N-Out by adding a special sauce and grilling the buns up with a little bit of mustard.

While I'm talking about In-N-Out, I think it's a little ridiculous that we've moved to the west coast, but we don't get In-N-Out. Then In-N-Out moves to Texas as soon as we leave. What's up with that? But now that we have a recipe for animal style sauce, maybe my cravings will be curbed. That's always been the best part.

The recipe we used comes from Alaska From Scratch via Serious Eats.

In-N-Out Animal Style Sauce

(makes enough for 4 burgers)

  • 2T + 2t mayonnaise
  • 1T ketchup
  • 2t sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2t distilled vinegar
  • 1/2t sugar

There's only one instruction: mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. You can make it an advance and keep it in the fridge until you are ready to use.

We didn't have a chance to get a picture of the burgers, but they were deliciously juicy with a layer of perfectly melted Monterrey Jack cheese. They seriously looked like burgers from a gourmet burger joint!