Smash Burgers Recipe

Smash Burgers Recipe

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  • 1 lb 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 4 brioche or butter buns
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • OMG and Jack of All Rubs



  1. Heat up your grill of choice to 400 degrees with your flat top grill or cast iron inside (You will need a flat surface to smash on. We recommend cast iron, but you know your preference.)
  2. Season beef with dry rub and roll into 6 to 8 equal sized balls (2-2.5 oz each).
  3. Place meat balls on the grill and smash them down until flat using a heat resistant spatula. We find that two at a time works great!
  4. Grill until the bottom has a nice, charred crust and flip.
  5. Add a slice of cheese on top of each patty right after flipping – we’re looking for that cheese to form a nice little crust around your patty on that hot cast iron.
  6. Cook an additional 1-2 minutes until the other side matches your desired crust.
  7. Butter up your buns of choice and place them alongside your patties to toast them up.
  8. Remove burgers and buns.
  9. Assemble your burger – We like to make it a double and add mustard and ketchup to the bottom bun. Top if off with pickles and onions and you’re ready to enjoy!