PREP TIME: 20 MINS | OTHER TIME: 5 MINS | COOK TIME: 5 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS | SERVES: 4
Follow this easy step-by-step recipe to make the classic smashed burger. Flavorful, juicy patty topped with shredded lettuce, tomato, double burgers with a simple homemade burger sauce. Throw this together in a snap and enjoy the most delicious cheeseburger in town!
1 1/2 lbs Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 80/20 lean
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp grated yellow onion
2 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
4 white hamburger buns
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 slices American cheese
2 c. shredded iceberg lettuce
8 slices vine-ripe tomatoes
HOW TO MAKE A CLASSIC SMASHED BURGER
Step 1: To about a size of a ping-pong ball (around 3 ounces each), divide the ground beef to make 8 equal balls. Place in the fridge to chill.
Step 2: To make the special sauce, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, grated onion, hot sauce, and Worcestershire in a small mixing bowl. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
Step 3: Preheat a large cast-iron griddle or 2 large cast iron pans to high. Add the buns with butter and toast, then transfer to plates when done.
Step 4: On a hot cooking surface, space the beef balls. Smash them into 1/4-inch thick patties using a large metal spatula. To add leverage, you can use the handle of another spatula to push down. Also, I suggest using parchment paper to keep the spatula from sticking to the beef.
Step 5: With a tsp reserved special sauce, salt, and pepper season each patty. Place to the preheated pan and sear for about 2 to 3 minutes until some of the fats start to bubble up in the middle of the patty. Quickly flip the patty, top with a slice of cheese 4 of the patties, and continue to sea for a minute more. Then, atop a cheese patty, place a plain patty.
Step 6: To assemble the burgers: On the bottom bun, smear the special sauce, top with the shredded lettuce, tomato, double burgers, and the top bun.