Smash Burger Recipe with Easy Sauce
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
It’s easy to make restaurant-style Smash Burgers at home. These cook quickly and it’s one of the tastiest ways to prepare a burger. You’ll love the double patty with melted cheese in between, and the sauce is a must-try!
Smash Burger Patties:
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp yellow mustard
- 4 burger buns, we used brioche buns
- 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 1/2 red onion, sliced into thin rings
- 2 Dill Pickles, cut into 12 slices
Portion Beef Patties:
Divide beef into 8 even portions, about 3 oz each. Loosely Roll them into balls then cover and refrigerate while preparing remaining ingredients. The meat must be cold when it hits the grill.
Prep Toppings and Buns:
Remove wilted leaves from lettuce to keep it crunchy then finely shred lettuce. Slice tomatoes, onions, and pickles.
Butter and toast buns over medium heat until golden on the buttered side.
Cook the Patties:
Increase griddle to medium/high heat. Place 2-4 burger balls onto hot griddle. Working quickly, place parchment paper over the meat and firmly smash straight down into a thin patty.
Once patties are smashed, peel back and discard parchment papers and season patties with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add 1/2 teaspoon of burger sauce. Cook 2 minutes on the first side or until seared and juices start to come to the surface.
Scrape under the burger with spatula facing down at a 45˚ angle to get under the caramelized part and flip. Cook another 1 minute. Top half of the patties with sliced cheese and cover cheese with the second patty. Repeat with remaining burgers and transfer them to a platter as they finish cooking.
Place sauce on bottom of bun. Top with 3 pickle slices, shredded lettuce, 2 tomato slices and thin sliced onion. Add double patty and top with bun.