If you have never had a Smash Burger, you are missing out! These delicious burgers were given this name because of the method used to cook them; the burger patties are simply "smashed" flat onto a griddle to cook. They cook within minutes because they are so thin, and they form a crispy outside because of the cooking method. Topped with melty cheese and stacked on a soft potato bun, these burgers are simply delicious. I decided to recreate these burgers at home for about half of the calories and WW points. These burgers are a great option for an indulgent-tasting, family-friendly dinner at home.
Course dinner, lunch
Keyword beef burgers, smash burger
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
4potato rollsused: Martins Potato Rolls
1lb96/4 extra lean ground beef
fresh cracked pepper
4slicesAmerican cheeseused: Velveeta singles
lettuce, tomato if desired
2tbspmustardused: spicy brown mustard
2tbsppicklesminced - Dill pickles
2tbsppickle juiceDill pickles
Weigh the ground beef out into eight 2-ounce portions.
Preheat a griddle over medium high heat.
Spray the griddle with non-stick cooking spray.
Add the portioned ground beef to the griddle. Smash each ground beef portion down with a spatula until super flat.
Sprinkle the smashed patties with kosher salt and pepper.
Thinly slice the onion and add the onion slices to the griddle, between the patties.
Cook the patties for a couple of minutes per side.
Add 1/2 slice of cheese to the top of each patty to melt.
Continue cooking the onions until crispy and caramelized.
Remove the patties from the griddle, each burger gets two patties with cheese (stack them into four portions).
Combine all of the smash sauce ingredients together.
Add 2 tablespoons of the sauce to each potato bun.
Top each bun with two patties and cooked onions. Add lettuce and tomato if desired.