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Homemade In N Out Burger Recipe! Here's a lighter and lower calorie take on In N Out's famous double double burgers, including their delicious secret sauce!
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Homemade In N Out Burger Recipe with Lighter Secret Spread

In full-on summer grilling mode, I was inspired to make a homemade In N Out burger, with 2 ultra-thin patties--each patty weighing only 1/8th pound, rather than 1 slightly thicker ¼-pound patty.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy burger recipe, healthy in and out burger, homemade in n out burger recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 455kcal


Secret Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish


  • 1 pound 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 4 thin slices Cheddar cheese about 4 ounces
  • 4 hamburger buns split and toasted
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce


  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, yogurt, ketchup, and relish. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • Season the ground beef with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper and mix with your hands. Be careful not to overwork the meat. Form the beef into 8 very thin, evenly sized patties. Let stand while you make the onions.
  • In a large cast iron skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened and golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add a tablespoon of water to the skillet if the onions begin to burn. Transfer the onion to a bowl.
  • Return the skillet to medium-high heat. Add 4 of the patties and cook until well browned on 1 side, about 3 minutes. Flip and top each patty with 1 slice of cheese and let cook until the cheese is melted, about 3 more minutes. Transfer the patties to a plate and cook the remaining 4 patties, 3 minutes per side.
  • Spread the sauce on the tops and bottoms of the toasted buns. Top 4 of the bun halves with 1 cheese covered patty. Divide the onions among the patties. Place another patty on top of the onions and top with sliced tomato and shredded lettuce. Cover with the top halves of the buns.


Burger with Bun (no sauce): Calories 424, Fat 19g, Carb 29g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 5g, Protein 35g
Burger with Sauce and No Bun: Calories 345, Fat 20g, Carb 10g, Fiber 2g, Sugars 3g, Protein 33g
"Spread" recipe adapted from Food Network


Serving: 1g | Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 21g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g