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Fakeaway: ‘Five Guys’ Burger & Cajun Fries

Welcome to our new Fake-away series.

Due to the state of this parallel universe we find ourselves living in, we couldn’t help but put our time at home to good use. We’re already missing eating out and in reminisce about all of our favourite restaurants, we’re here to cook up a storm based on all our favourite takeaway spots. If you’ve been following us on Instagram you’ll know we’ve been building up a nice collection of meals to post and blog about – and here’s the first of many.

We love the power of creating a unique burger at Five Guys with their 15 toppings which come at no extra cost. In this homemade edition of their classic beef burger and cajun spiced fries, we added mushrooms, onions, cheese, ketchup and mustard.

Monday lunch at home never tasted so good!

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Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Five Guys Double Cheese Burger

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Fast Food
Servings: 2 People

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 250 g steak mince
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 2 burger buns

Your favourite toppings, we had:

  • 50 g mushrooms
  • mustard & ketchup

Instructions

  • Slice the burger buns in half.
  • Heat large, non-stick pan. Place the burger buns in the pan, face down, on high heat until toasted.
  • Meanwhile, slice the onions (and mushrooms)
  • Then remove the burger buns from the heat, top with your favourite sauces (for us ketchup and mustard) and set aside ready to assemble the burgers later.
  • In the same pan, heat the oil and add the onions and mushrooms, fry the onions on a low heat whilst you prepare the burgers (keep an eye on them so they don't catch or burn though)
  • Whilst the onions and mushrooms are cooking, grab a palmful of minced steak, and form a meatball in your hand.
  • Press the meatball down on a piece of parchment (or baking) paper to form a thin patty. Repeat until you have 4 patties - this will make 2 burgers.
  • Once your onions and mushrooms are cooked to your liking, remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Cook the burgers on high heat for 1 minute, then flip using a spatula. Place a slice of American cheese on top of each patty, then cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat, and stack one patty on top of the other (so each patty is 2 high, with 2 pieces of cheese between)
  • Place the patties on top of the toasted buns, and wrap the burgers in a piece of tin foil for 2 minutes - to allow the cheese to melt some more, and the bun to soften with the heat of the burger and add your onions and mushrooms.

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Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Cajun Fries

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Fast Food

Ingredients

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

Instructions

  • Wash your potatoes and slice into strips. Cover with hot water and let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cajun blend by combining all spices in a bowl, set aside.
  • Drain potatoes and dry them off thoroughly.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees. Meanwhile, brush a baking pan with 3 tablespoons of oil and sprinkle pan with ⅓ of the cajun seasoning.
  • Toss the potatoes with 1 tablespoon of oil and sprinkle lightly with seasoning.
  • Place the potatoes on the pan in a single layer. Cover with foil and bake 5 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue baking for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown on the bottom.
  • Flip potatoes and continue baking until crisp and golden, about 10-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with the rest of the cajun seasoning and serve.

If you haven’t already, follow us on Instagram to see what else we’ve been cooking up at home and make sure to stay updated for all our future posts on the rest of our Fake-away series.

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26 Comments

  1. April 9, 2020 / 5:06 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve never been to five guys but honestly seeing the photos of your burger I think I would go for yours as it looks delicious!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:44 pm

      Five guys is soo good, you have to try them at least once and boy they’re burgers are so much better looking than ours!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  2. April 9, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    This looks …. HEAVENLY! Now I want a burger and not only one but exactly that one! Pretty please … I’ll pay for shipping :p

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:46 pm

      Oh you! That is the best compliment, thank you so much!
      Hahaha sending it over now!!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  3. April 9, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    This looks amazing! I’ve only been to five guys a few tomes but their burgers are so good. Me and my boyfriend love burgers so I think I’ll definitely give these a try x

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:47 pm

      Please do give this a try, you’d love it and better yet you get to make it the way you want it to be!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:47 pm

      What? No way! Where do you live?

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  4. April 9, 2020 / 5:40 pm

    Wow, this is incredible. We love FIVE GUYS and this is an incredible replica of their classic burger. I think I know what we’re having for dinner! Thanks for sharing.

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:48 pm

      Oh thank you so much! Do let us know how it went?
      We’d love to see it too!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  5. April 9, 2020 / 6:06 pm

    My husband will go CRAZY for this! I am definitely going to be sending this link to him to check out!
    While I’m not a burger person, I am definitely going to have to try these cajun fries.

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:48 pm

      Oooo yasss, do send this to him and let us know how he gets on and you with the fries – they are the best kind of fries!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  6. April 9, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    Goodness me these look SO GOOD. I hadn’t thought of doing fakeaways tbh – but what a fab idea! A great way to eat everything you want as well as experimenting in the kitchen! xxx

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:50 pm

      Exactly our thoughts – recreating what you want with the power to make it exactly the way you want it to be!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  7. April 9, 2020 / 8:56 pm

    5 stars
    I’ve been keeping up with your Instagram page and all your posts look legit like the real thing! I’m so happy your generously sharing these recipes with us. I too like mushrooms and onions on my Five Guys burgers, just takes an ordinary cheeseburger to the next level!

    Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:51 pm

      Oh thank you so so much! That honestly means a lot, I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  8. April 9, 2020 / 10:42 pm

    I love this idea for a series, I’ve seen a few people online trying to recreate McDonald’s but no other chains beyond that. Those cajun fries look so good! I’ll definitely be trying those x

    Sophie

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:52 pm

      We did attempt the Big Mac, not going to lie, but we wanted to go with full force in another burger first!
      Do try the Cajun fried, they are the best kind!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  9. April 10, 2020 / 11:02 am

    Oh wow, what a fantastic idea! I’ve not seen this sort of thing before but it’s genius – and I have to say, very much worthy of a restaurant serving, your presentation is goals and it sounds delicious too. Great post, thank you for sharing, yum!

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:53 pm

      Oh thank you so much, what a compliment!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  10. Ashlee
    April 12, 2020 / 6:28 am

    I LOVE your FAKEAWAY series on Instagram and I cannot wait to see all the rest of your recipes. I absolutely LOVE Five Guys, so i will definitely be trying this one. Great post! (:

    Ashlee | ashleemoyo.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:56 pm

      Thank you so so much! Do let us know how you get on with it!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  11. April 12, 2020 / 10:57 pm

    5 stars
    I would love to try this recipe, first as you’ve described and then maybe with fried chicken! Anything’s possible with this much time on our hands! 😊

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 14, 2020 / 2:57 pm

      Ooooo with fried chicken!!! That sounds amazing, might have to try that ourselves!!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

  12. April 17, 2020 / 10:46 am

    5 stars
    Wow!! This looks AMAZING! It’s my birthday tomorrow and we are actually making burgers so this has given me a lot of inspiration of how to make them extra tasty. This post has made me even more excited for my birthday lunch so thank you! Love this series, so many fantastic ideas! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    • foodandbaker
      Author
      April 23, 2020 / 4:34 pm

      Okay, happy belated birthday! Hope you had the best birthday burgers!

      Thank you for reading and commenting☺️💕

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