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Copycat In-N-Out Vegetarian “Grilled Cheese”

07 Oct Copycat In-N-Out Vegetarian “Grilled Cheese”

Copycat In-N-Out Vegetarian Grilled Cheese
Serves 2
In-N-Out is a West Coast fast food staple with die-hard fans that wait in seemingly mile long lines to devour their basic but incredible menu of old-fashioned hand-made burgers and fries. As a vegetarian, I always felt a little left out of this cult following; that is, until, I heard about the not-so-secret-menu. On this menu is something that is so simple yet so ridiculously delicious (especially late night!) that I have been a member of the fan club ever since my first bite. I was pretty sick this week, and for some reason all my body wanted was the In-N-Out grilled cheese. Instead of dragging myself out of my bed to my car, I decided to just head to the kitchen and make one myself. I took a couple liberties- quick caramelizing the onions instead of grilling, choosing house-made pickles over store bought, and using certified humane cheddar instead of the over-processed American cheese. The results were pretty amazing, and even through my Sudafed haze I found I had made my beloved Grilled Cheese in less time than I would have waited in the drive through line. Hope you enjoy!
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
12 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 White Plain Hamburger Buns
  2. 1 Beefsteak Tomato
  3. 2 Large leafs of Iceberg Lettuce
  4. 2 Tablespoons Follow Your Heart Vegan Thousand Island Dressing
  5. 4 Slices Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  6. 12 Garlic Dill Pickle Round Slices
  7. ¼ Cup Sweet Onion, sliced thinly on a mandolin
  8. 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Quick-caramelize your onions. In a small sauté pan, heat oil on medium heat, add onions. Stir frequently so they don’t burn, remove from heat when golden brown. Sprinkle with salt.
  2. Turn on your broiler. On a baking sheet, place your buns (cut sides up) with two slices of cheese on each of your bottom buns. Cook under broiler for about 1 minute (watch carefully) until the cheese is slightly melted and the empty bun is lightly toasted.
  3. Spread 1 Tablespoon of dressing on the top bun (bare side), top with onions. On the bottom bun (cheese side), add the tomato, pickles, and lettuce. Place the top on and serve with hand cut fries and ketchup!
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