These Grilled smashburgers are simple to make, but SO FREAKING GOOD! If you love burgers at home, you need to do a smash burger!
Smash burgers are exactly what they sound like. Smashed burgers. The key is smashing your burger on a piping how black top and allow the meat to get that beautiful Mailard reaction
Start with about 3-4 ounce balls of patties that are LOOSELY packed. You wan the air pockets to really get this done right.
I season with salt pepper and a little garlic powder. Thats it.
I ideal like to make my smash burgers on the grill using a cast iron griddle. Crank the grill as high as it can go and let your cast iron get smoking hot.
Press the ball of hamburger down with a spatula and use another spatular for extra leverage to get a nice thin patty.
Top with cheese and let it melt and your done.
And since they’re such thin patties you’ve gotta double these smash burgers up! I don’t like to mask up too much of the flavor of the burgers so I keep the condiments simple – ketchup mustard pickle
And bacon. Ok I lied. I snazzed them up a bit!
And the bun matters. Get a nice artisan style bun. I used Dave’s Killers Bread [disclaimer: IG post was sponsored, but not the blog post – but they’re so good I had to mention it!] buns and they went so good together!