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Shake Shack Burger
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5 from 3 votes

Shake Shack Burger

This Shake Shack Burger is a perfect copycat from your favorite burger joint, Shack sauce and all! These delicious burgers are surprisingly easy to make at home.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shake shack burger
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 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.


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