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Test Kitchen: In-N-Out’s Double-Double Pastrami Burger

In the spirit of our new Test Kitchen channel, we wanted to make our first foray into the lab a special one. Geoff brought in some pastrami, and we decided that we’d head to our local In-N-Out and make some dreams come true.

Here’s our In-N-Out Double-Double Pastrami Burger.

For those unfamiliar with In-N-Out‘s Double-Double (Animal Style), it features multiple mustard-cooked beef patties, multiples slices of cheese, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, pickles, spread and grilled onions. Delicious as-is, but it was always our dream to add a secondary source of protein on the patty…

…knowing In-N-Out‘s extreme dedication to simplicity and quality, we figure we’ll most likely never see the addition of bacon or pastrami to their menu. With that in mind, we decided to take it upon ourselves to add some beautiful cuts of meat:

Yes, the perfect balance of flavors and construction so adamantly followed by In-N-Out team members has been disrupted with the addition of pastrami. Does it matter? Every last bite was delicious, no one here’s complaining:

Here’s Geoff posing with his brainchild: