Quick Kitchen Hacks To Clone Your Fave Fast-Food Burgers

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Love  your Big Mac? Crave Shake Shack? Pining for In-N-Out Burger?

Then you’ll drool over these recipes that help recreate popular fast food chains’ towering burger stacks.

For each recipe you have the obvious meat and bun combo, but what brings them to the next level isn’t the crunchiness of your lettuce- it’s the sauce that you spread between. Buy yourself a nice big hamburger bib ( a’la the ones that hardcore lobster eaters wear) and make sure you’re starving because these are going to demand all of your appetite!

Warning: you may never frequent McDonald’s, Shake Shack or In N Out again:

big mac

1) First up is the one and only Big Mac from McDonald’s. For the Big Mac, you’ll need a glorified thousand island dressing. The recipe roughly includes mayo, French dressing and sweet pickle relish to surpass your regular meat and ketchup combination. The sweet and sour flavor is a near-perfect clone of the special sauce that made you fall in love with the Big Mac to begin with. Don’t forget that one slice of bun in the middle!

ketchup sauce

2)Monday is for McDonald’s and Saturday is for Shake Shack. Like the Big Mac, the Shake Shack’s hamburger can be distinguished based on its sauce. To assemble it, combine mayo, with some ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, paprika, and fresh sliced pickles blended in. When you’re armed with these sauce you’ll never again need to step foot outside of your front door to get a decent burger. One more thing: their patties are said to be a 50:25:25 blend of sirloin, chuck, and brisket. Keep this in mind before you go throwing meat on the grill.


3) Last but not least, it’s time for the In N Out Burger. For this one you can simply use Kraft thousand island dressing, focusing all of your skill instead on making your beef patties super thin. Stacking is key to nailing the In N Out Burger so remember this order: bun, dressing, tomato, lettuce, beef patty with cheese, onion, second beef patty with cheese and closing it off with the top half of the bun. One more secret to their amazing burgers is a nice smear of mustard while the burger is still on the grill– apply this  before the first flip and you’ll taste the why their patties are tops.