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Smash Burgers

This Smash Burger Recipe is a homemade version of a fast food restaurant classic! These burgers are ultra juicy with crisp edges and cook extremely quickly! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 20 minutes, cheddar cheese, ground beef
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 258kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


Smash Burgers

  • 1 pound ground beef use 80/20 for best results
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter divided

Serving Suggestions

  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 buns
  • Fry sauce or ketchup and mustard
  • Sliced pickles
  • Sliced onions


Smash Burgers

  • In a large bowl, add beef, worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Use your hands to mix until the mixture is just combined. You don’t want to overwork the beef.
  • Divide ground beef into 4 equal portions (don’t flatten them out yet).
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat (about 350 degrees F).
  • Once hot, melt 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Add in 2 of the patties and smash flat with a spatula until they’re about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Cook for 2 minutes, then flip.
  • Cook for an additional 2 minutes, or until the patties are cooked to your liking. In the last 30 seconds of cook time, top each patty with a slice of cheese, and cover the pan with a lid to melt the cheese.
  • Remove from pan and repeat with remaining patties.
  • Assemble burgers with buns, fry sauce, pickles, onions, etc. and enjoy!
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Nutritional information is for 1 burger patty. 


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1013mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 3mg