In-N-Out Style Burger Bar

animal style

Well, this post was supposed to go up a few days before 4th of July. But, we all know how that goes!!! I though I would share it with y’all anyway, since summer weekend grilling parties are still happening!

IN-N-OUT Style Hamburgers

My husband and I are thinking about moving out-of-state. The sunshine tax here in California is getting to be too much, especially when the sun can’t even get through this damn marine layer!!! However, moving out-of-state would mean no more In-N-Out or fresh Mexican food! So please excuse me while I test out recipes to guarantee I have mastered them while I am still local and can cross reference the flavors.

Mason Jar Milkshakes

So, first up, Animal Style Spread. I thought it would be fun to put together a whole In-N-Out Style burger bar at a bbq, complete with vanilla, chocolate and strawberry milkshakes. Everyone loved it!


As you can see, I added a menu with different styles. I had a small condiment area with ketchup, mustard, mayo, “secret sauce” and grilled onions in which guests could make their burgers however they pleased.

IN-N-OUT Style Secret Sauce

Or, they could go a bit more crazy and do “Monkey Style” which is a traditional cheese burger with the standard ketchup, mayo and mustard, but topped with a spoonful of animal style fries. This one was of course my favorite!

 Animal Fry Cheeseburger

If you’re looking to make your summer BBQ over the top and fun, try this burger bar out!!! Anyone who has ever been to In-N-Out will love it!!!

Animal Style Fries

I have provided the recipes for Animal Style Sauce, Animal Style Fires, and Grilled Onions. I will be posting the milkshake recipes here over the next week or two. Thank you to the amazing Emily for helping me set this up and photograph it! I can’t wait to formally introduce her, as she is going to become a gluten-free contributor on the blog!!!!

IN-N-OUT Style Cheeseburger with Grilled Onions

In-N-Out Style Burger Bar


    Grilled Onions
  • 6 large onions diced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Animal Style Spread
  • 1 cup mayonaise
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp Dill pickle relish
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Animal Style Fries
  • 1 large package frozen french fries
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Animal Style Spread
  • Grilled onions


    Grilled Onions
  1. Heat oil in a heavy skillet
  2. Add onions and brown sugar
  3. Cook on low until caramelized, stirring occasionally (about 40 minutes on my electric stove)
  4. Animal Style Sauce
  5. Combine mayonaise, ketchup, relish, salt, pepper, sugar and vinegar in a bowl and mix to combine.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
  7. Animale Style Fries
  8. Prepare fries as directed on package
  9. Once done, place fries in an oven safe serving dish and sprinkle cheese on top.
  10. Broil fries for about 3 minutes (just long enough to melt cheese)
  11. Remove from oven and spread 1 cup of Animal Style Spread
  12. Sprinkle on grilled onions


Add the Animal Style Sauce and Fries to your cheeseburgers. Trust me, you will not regret it!

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    • Usually I do the food setup and my mother does the table decor, but she was unavailable that week. So not my best work, but fun nonetheless! If I leave, I will have a big going away party…and you better come!!!

  1. Looks delicious!!!

    And you know, here in Texas we have sunshine, In N Out and Mexican food…. Just sayin':-)

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  3. I’m writing to thank you for this amazing recipe. I made the animal fries tonight, and they were amazing! The only thing I did differently was to chop up dill pickles and fried fresh potatoes and used Kraft singles. Thanks again!

  4. Omg. I just moved from LA to Nashville and had a major In n Out craving. Your post made my mouth water! I can’t wait to make your special sauce recipe, thank you!!!

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  8. Looks amazing, definitely going to make this, thank you for creating this:) Can you please share the ingredients for the burgers?

  9. Love the recipes! Thanks! This might be a silly question, but what kind of paper are you wrapping the burgers in? Something about it that reminds a lot of us of the good ole days at hometown burger joints. I think it would be fun to wrap up burgers and such at parties. Thanks!

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