30-Minute Takeout Makeovers

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Cheese Burger Takeout Recipe Makeover

Cheese Burger

The burger craze is red-hot, ranging from the wagyu-brisket fads of big-city chefs to the "Look, Ma" mega-burgers at the chains. Those giants can serve up most of a day's calories, more than a day's fat, and a shakerful of salt. We decided to start with something more reasonable yet still deliciously iconic: the legendary In-N-Out cheeseburger. Ours is a tasty handful, with a similar addictive sauce, but about 40% less fat and saturated fat, thanks to lean ground sirloin and lower-sodium, lighter cheese. We even one-upped the Cali classic by adding avocado.

Nutrition Information:

Takeout: 480 | Ours: 389

Takeout: 27g | Ours: 16.5g

Saturated fat  
Takeout: 10g | Ours: 5.8g

Takeout: 1,000mg | Ours: 806mg

Ready in 22 min.

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