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Smash Burgers

Crispy Delicious Super Easy Burgers

8

Serves

10 mins

Prep Time

30 mins

Cook Time

Adrianna Adarme

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Adrianna Adarme

Smash Burgers are my favorite of all burger varietals. A loosely packed, thin patty is “smashed” on a hot griddle, until its edges are crispy and delicious. The patty is topped with American cheese and placed in between a soft potato bun, along with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and pickles. If you’ve never had a smash burger, you are in for a TREAT. I feel like in the past couple years, smash burgers have really had a moment. They’ve become insanely popular in restaurants. The best part about them is that they’re super easy to make at home.

Smash burgers are usually cooked on a flat top or griddle (in our case we’re using a cast iron pan). The beef isn’t formed into patties; instead they’re sort of pucks or loosely gathered piles. When they hit the hot pan, they’re smashed with a spatula until the patty is nice and thin (about 1/2-inch thick). The edges are craggy and crispy. There’s NO spices, mix-ins, etc. They’re fairly simple. Just salt and pepper.

You can truly use any cheese you like, but I stuck to the traditional American cheese. Butter lettuce, a thin slice of tomato, dill pickles and mayonnaise finish it off.

Biggest tip is to NOT, I repeat NOT form them into patties. Not doing this actually makes it way easier.

If you don’t have the perfect spatula for smash burgers (some restaurants have heavy smashers), don’t worry. I used a plastic pancake spatula, and then pressed that spatula with the back of a wooden spoon! No fancy tools necessary.

Recipe originally published on A Cozy Kitchen, and republished here with permission.

Smash Burgers are my favorite of all burger varietals. A loosely packed, thin patty is “smashed” on a hot griddle, until its edges are crispy and delicious. The patty is topped with American cheese and placed in between a soft potato bun, along with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and pickles. If you’ve never had a smash burger, you are in for a TREAT. I feel like in the past couple years, smash burgers have really had a moment. They’ve become insanely popular in restaurants. The best part about them is that they’re super easy to make at home.

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Ingredients

Burger Patties

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900g Quality Mark beef mince

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salt

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ground black pepper

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2 Tbsp oil

Burger buns

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1 Tbsp butter

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8 burger buns

Burger Assembly

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8 sliced cheese

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8 tsp mayonnaise

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2 tomato

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1/2 lettuce

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salt

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2 dill pickles

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To Serve

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crinkle fries

Method

To Toast the Buns

To Make the Patties

To Assemble the Smash Burgers

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Place a pan over medium-low heat. You’re going to have to do this in batches. Add the butter and when melted, add as many potato bun halves, interior side down, as you can, and cook until toasted and lightly golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside. Repeat with the remaining potato buns until they’ve all been toasted. Add more butter to the pan, as needed.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (257g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1641kJ

Protein

33.2g

Total Fat

14.5g

Saturated Fat

5.6g

Carbs

31.7g

Sugars

5.0g

Sodium

1014mg

Iron*

3.0mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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