In-N-Out Inspired Loaf
Fasten your aprons, because I've just whipped up something that's going to have every In-N-Out fan doing a double-double-take. Feast your eyes (and soon your taste buds) on the In-N-Out Inspired Loaf, a creation that's as audacious as it is delicious. Imagine taking all the iconic flavors of an In-N-Out burger – yes, we're talking about that juicy beef patty, the melty cheese, those fresh slices of tomato and crisp lettuce, even the legendary 'animal style' sauce – and morphing them into one glorious, loaf-shaped masterpiece. But here's the Josh Elkin spin: instead of a bun, we've got a loaf. It's like a burger met a meatloaf and they decided to go on a flavor-packed road trip together. The loaf is tender, juicy, and packed with all those signature In-N-Out flavors, creating a dish that's part comfort food, part culinary homage. Slice it up for a family dinner, or just grab a fork and dive right in. This In-N-Out Inspired Loaf isn't just a meal; it's a burger-lover's dream come true, served up in a whole new, mouth-wateringly inventive way!
For the loaf
- 1 large sourdough loaf of bread
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup mustard
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 2 diced onions
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 1 teaspoon sugar
For the 'Animal Sauce'
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup diced pickles or relish
- 2 tablespoons vinegar
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder and onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 large russet potatoes peeled and cut into fries
- 6 slices American cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced pickles
- Add butter to a medium heat pan with some olive oil. Add the onions and cook on medium low until softened. Add the sugar and continue to cook until a deep caramel color is achieved (about 7 minutes).
- For the sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
- For the fries, peel and chop the potatoes and soak them in a salted water bath for about 20 minutes to remove some of the starch. Pat the potatoes as dry as possible, and fry at 325°F for about 3-5 minutes. Take them out and increase the oil heat to 350°F and fry the fries for another 3 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Immediately hit them with salt.
- Add the ground beef to a medium-high heat frying pan. Season with garlic powder and onion powder., Add the mustard and mix well. Then add the cheese and mix until the cheese has melted. Turn off heat.
- Slice the loaf in half and lightly toast it. Add some sauce, pickles and the meat mixture. Place half the American cheese on top, followed by the fries and the rest of the American cheese. Place in the oven at 400°F for about 3 minutes or just until the cheese has melted. Take the bread out, add the caramelized onions and the sauce.