This is the Viral Flying Dutchman Burger Recipe

In N Out Burger
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Remember those secret menu items at your favorite fast-food joint? The ones whispered about online, promising epic flavor combos not on the regular board? Yeah, the Flying Dutchman is like that, but way cooler (and easier to make at home!).

This burger legend started at In-N-Out, but it’s gone viral, taking over social media with its simple, meaty magic. Picture this: two juicy beef patties wrapped around a gooey cheese center. No bun, no lettuce, no distractions—just pure, delicious burger bliss.


  • 1 lb ground beef (80/20 blend for optimal juiciness)
  • 4 slices of American cheese (or your preferred cheese)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Secret Weapon

The humble onion. We’re going to grill up some thick onion slices to act as your “bun.” 


  1. Grill those onion slices until they’re golden and caramelized.
  2. Sizzle up your beef patties to your desired doneness.
  3. Layer that melty cheese between the patties, creating a molten core of goodness.
  4. Now, the magic: stack your cheese-filled patties on one onion slice, top with the other, and voila! The Flying Dutchman, home-style.
  5. The beauty of the Flying Dutchman lies in its gooey, cheesy center, so it’s best served hot right off the grill or skillet.