Smash Burger
2 months ago

Smash Burgers

Make restaurant-quality smash burgers at home! Using meat with a higher fat content, such as ground chuck, ensures juicy, flavorful burgers every time.

Makes 4 burgers
Preparation time: 20 minutes


Vegetable oil (for the pan)
1 pound 80% lean ground beef
Kosher salt
4 slices American cheese
4 potato rolls, toasted
Ketchup, mayonnaise, shredded iceberg lettuce and dill pickle slices, for serving


  1. Heat a cast-iron griddle or large heavy skillet over medium-high until very hot, about 2 minutes, then lightly brush with vegetable oil.
  2. Divide ground beef into 4 equal portions (do not form patties).
  3. Working in batches if needed, place portions on griddle and smash flat with a spatula to form 4-inch diameter patties (craggy edges are your friend).
  4. Season liberally with salt and cook, undisturbed, until outer edges are brown, about 2 minutes.
  5. Flip patties, season with salt, and place a slice of cheese on top of each patty. Cook until cheese droops and burgers are medium-rare, about 1 minute.
  6. Serve patties on rolls with ketchup, mayonnaise, lettuce and pickles.

Recipe source: Bon Appétit

Smash Burger