Classic Smashed Burger

14 min.
4 Servings
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  • 1½ lbs. Certified Angus Beef® ground beef, 20% lean
  • ½ cup 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
  • 1½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 8 slices vine-ripe tomatoes


  Prep Time: 10 min. • Cook Time: 4 min.

Divide ground beef into 8 equal balls about the size of a ping-pong ball (3-ounces each); refrigerate.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk mayonnaise, mustard, grated onion, hot sauce and Worcestershire to create a special sauce; refrigerate.

Using either a large cast iron griddle or 2 large cast iron pans heated to high, toast buns with butter; reserve to plates.

Space beef balls on hot cooking surface. Using a large metal spatula, smash each ball to ¼-inch-thick patties. (Tips: using the handle of a second spatula to push down on the top of the spatula adds leverage. Using parchment helps avoid spatula sticking to beef.)

Season patties with 1 teaspoon of reserved special sauce per patty; salt and pepper. Sear 2-3 minutes or until some fat begins to bubble up in center of patty. Quickly flip and top 4 of the patties with a slice of cheese. Sear another minute and place a plain patty atop a cheese patty; remove from cooking surface.

Build burgers with a smear of special sauce on bottom bun followed by shredded lettuce, tomato, double burgers and top bun.

Approximate Nutritional Information (Per serving): Calories 790, Fat 57g, Sat Fat 20g, Trans Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 160mg, Sodium 1980mg, Total Carbohydrate 27g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 6g, Protein 41g

ALLERGEN INFORMATION: Tree Nut-Free, Peanut-Free

Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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