Smash burger

Smash burger

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"This recipe has been updated to improve your cooking experience (March 2024). Making a USA-style smash burger at home is easier than you think. For the best results, use a cast iron pan and make sure it’s super hot before adding the patties. We prefer these burgers with classic toppings, but you can experiment however you like! Add bacon, caramelized onions, or an alternative cheese, such as blue or brie."
Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
20 min
Baking
0 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
MetricImperial
¼ head
iceberg lettuce
10 g
pickles (sliced)
tbsp
mayonnaise
½ tbsp
ketchup
½ tbsp
mustard
2
burger buns
2 slices
melting cheese
salt
oil (for frying)

Utensils

cutting board, knife, bowl, whisk, parchment paper, scissors, cast iron pan, spatula

Nutrition per serving

Cal700
Fat49 g
Protein33 g
Carb30 g
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  • Step 1/3

    Peel and slice onion vertically. Wash the iceberg lettuce and finely shred. Drain the pickles. Mix mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard in a small bowl. Halve the burger buns and toast to your liking. Cut parchment paper into 15 x 15 cm/6 x 6 in. squares for each patty.
    • ½ red onion
    • ¼ head iceberg lettuce
    • 10 g pickles (sliced)
    • tbsp mayonnaise
    • ½ tbsp ketchup
    • ½ tbsp mustard
    • 2 burger buns
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • bowl
    • whisk
    • parchment paper
    • scissors

    Peel and slice onion vertically. Wash the iceberg lettuce and finely shred. Drain the pickles. Mix mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard in a small bowl. Halve the burger buns and toast to your liking. Cut parchment paper into 15 x 15 cm/6 x 6 in. squares for each patty.

  • Step 2/3

    Heat the cast iron pan over high heat, then lightly brush with vegetable oil. Divide the ground beef into equal portions and shape into loose balls. Place patties in the pan in batches, being careful not to overcrowd. Cover each with a sheet of parchment paper, and flatten with a spatula until they are approx. 1 cm thick. Season with salt and pepper and cook over high for approx. 2 min. until the edges are crispy and brown.
    • 250 g ground beef
    • oil (for frying)
    • salt
    • pepper
    • cast iron pan
    • spatula

    Heat the cast iron pan over high heat, then lightly brush with vegetable oil. Divide the ground beef into equal portions and shape into loose balls. Place patties in the pan in batches, being careful not to overcrowd. Cover each with a sheet of parchment paper, and flatten with a spatula until they are approx. 1 cm thick. Season with salt and pepper and cook over high for approx. 2 min. until the edges are crispy and brown.

  • Step 3/3

    Flip the patties, season with salt and pepper, and place a slice of cheese on each patty. Cook for another 1—2 min. Meanwhile, spread the sauce on both sides of the buns, then layer your lettuce on the bottom half.  Next, stack the patties,onion, pickles, and the top of the bun. Serve immediately!
    • 2 slices melting cheese

    Flip the patties, season with salt and pepper, and place a slice of cheese on each patty. Cook for another 1—2 min. Meanwhile, spread the sauce on both sides of the buns, then layer your lettuce on the bottom half. Next, stack the patties,onion, pickles, and the top of the bun. Serve immediately!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Smash burger
FAQ

Yes! Simply swap out the beef patty with a plant based option that won’t fall apart when you do the smash press.

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