Beef, Sandwiches & Burgers

Animal Style Burger

May 7, 2014

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Today we are talking about a burger that I grew up loving. Originally I am from Southern California. The golden state is known for many things. The beaches, LA, Golden Gate Bridge, and the birth place of one awesome burger joint. One of my favorite family traditions was stopping by the famous In-N-Out burger to grab some of their fresh cut fries and onion smothered burgers after a day soaking up the sun at the beach.

animal style cheeseburger

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animal style cheeseburger recipe

But back to these burgers. If you have never ordered an animal style burger or fries from In-N-Out, I suggest you head there right now and do just that. OR make this recipe and enjoy at home!

Animal Style Burger


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon relish
  • 1 lb beef
  • cheese slices.
  • desired topping and buns*


  1. Start by sautéing your onions in the oil until they are caramelized or just turning brown. Add 1/84 cup water and simmer until mostly dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Mix your mayonnaise, ketchup, and relish. Set aside.
  3. Divide your beef into 2-4 patties. This is all depending on how large you want your burger to be in the end. Cook on both sides until browned and cooked through. I do mine in the broiler for 5 minutes on each side. Add the cheese and cook until melted.
  4. Spread your ketchup mixture onto one (or both) sides of your burger. Layer the patty, onions, and desired toppings, and enjoy!

animal style cheeseburger ingredients

This burger is my favorite in the series. I used my onion burger buns which paired so well with the sauce and caramelized onions. Some of my favorite toppings are red onions, tomato, and lettuce. Can’t go wrong with the classics.

animal style cheeseburger copycat

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Don’t forget to jump over to Yvonne’s site and check out her recipe! This Guacamole Burger looks delicious!

guacamole burger


Comments (10)

  • Melanie Reply

    May 7, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I am not familiar with this type of the burger,, but it looks delicious!

  • Aimee @ Like Mother Like Daughter Reply

    May 7, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    mmm mmm mmm. I love in and out so much. gimme! I want to take a big bite of this burger right now!

  • sue/the view from great island Reply

    May 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Brilliant! I love In & Out, and eat everything animal style — even the fries!

  • Yvonne @ TriedandTasty Reply

    May 7, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    So happy to have a recipe to refer to instead of having to go out – thanks so much!

  • Debra Reply

    May 8, 2014 at 11:21 am

    This is awesome! I love In and Out!

  • Jonie @ Just Between Friends Reply

    May 9, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I bet my mom would love this! I haven’t ever been a fan of onions on burgers, but she LOVES them. I will have to pass this recipe on to her for sure!

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    May 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Wow so many great burgers in so little time! Looks like another winner!

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    May 13, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Oh wow! Is it weird to say I can just smell this through the screen. Looks amazing!

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