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Shake Shack Burger
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Shake Shack Burger {Perfect Copycat}

This Shake Shack Burger is a perfect copycat from the burger joint complete with Shake sauce – plus, they’re super easy to make at home!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 440kcal


  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp each salt & pepper
  • 4 cheddar cheese slices
  • 4 potato buns or sandwich rolls
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 lettuce
  • 1 bag frozen crinkle cut fries (to serve, optional)

Shack Sauce

  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp pickle brine
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Mix the ingredients together for the Shack sauce and, if serving, bake crinkle cut fries in the oven according to package directions.
  • Add salt & pepper to ground beef and mix together in a large bowl. Form 4 even round balls of beef.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over med-high heat. Add balls, then press down to "smash" into patties. Cook for 3-4 minutes, then flip and cook another 2 minutes. Add 1 cheese slice to each burger, then place lid over the skillet to let the cheese melt and remove from heat.
  • Remove burger patties from skillet, and wipe the pan clean with a paper towel. Butter the potato buns. Place in skillet, then add back to med-high heat, waiting until buns are lightly toasted, about 2 minutes.
  • Add burger patties to each bun, then top with tomato, lettuce and Shack sauce. Serve alongside crinkle cut fries if desired, then serve and enjoy!



Note: Nutritional info does not include fries, just the burger and sauce.
Make these burgers low-carb by using lettuce wraps or portobello mushroom caps instead of burger buns.
Add on an egg, avocado, condiments and any other toppings of your choice.
Serve with a side of fries, salad or coleslaw.
Store leftovers in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave, on the stovetop or in the oven.
Freeze the burger patties for up to 4 months. Defrost in the fridge then reheat.


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 669mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1275IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 5mg