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Smash Burger

Smash Burger

Just when you thought you’d seen all the burgers – along comes the Smash Burger. The idea of the Smash Burger is to press the ground beef patty hard against the surface of the pan, crisping the outside of the patty and keeping the juices well inside. For a Smash Burger, you should choose a very fatty ground beef. It stands up well on the hot pan and keeps deliciously juicy texture.

Smash Burger

Smash burger

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 907kcal
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  • 800 g minced beef
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 200 g cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Plus the basic ingredients for a burger:

  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp ketchup
  • 2 pickles


  • Start by seasoning the minced beef. A good burger patty only needs salt and pepper. Lot of them.
  • Leave the burger mix on the table for to season.
  • Slice in the onion, cheese and pickles. Prepare the buns on a baking sheet, cut side up. Heat under grill racks quickly to make them crispy.
  • Choose a large frying pan. Pour oil over the surface and start to heat briskly. Roll the mince dough into four balls.
  • Place the meat ball in the pan. Using a wide frying spatula, press the ball flat against the surface of the pan. Then press the onion rings onto the surface of the burger. You should also press the Smash Burger couple of times while it is cooking. It tends to rise. Do the same for the other burger patties.
  • After a few minutes, flip the onion side down. This way the onion will cook into the burger. Press again and top with cheese slices to melt.
  • Once the cheese has slightly melted, pile on the Smash Burgers and enjoy immediately with big mug of IPA beer.

Nutrition (values are an approximate guide)

Calories: 907kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 66g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 192mg | Sodium: 1837mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 463mg | Iron: 6mg
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Last Updated on June 12, 2022 by Flavorado

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