Love Smash Burgers? You will go crazy for this mini version. Blackstone Smash Burger Sliders have that seared, crispy outside and juicy, flavor pack inside and are topped with grilled onions. The perfect handheld, bite size smash burgers!
Sliders are one of the best “mini versions” of food out there. We love mini corn dogs, mini pancakes, mini pigs in a blanket…but mini burgers, they take the cake! The Blackstone smash burger sliders are so delicious and incredibly simple to make.
Our Blackstone has revolutionized the way that we cook. We love making burgers on the grill, it’s a classic. But if you’ve ever cooked on a Blackstone then you understand what we’re saying!
There’s just something so simple about cooking on a flat top griddle. Being able to cook the bacon, onions, beef, and toast the buns all on one surface makes this Blackstone smash burger recipe so easy.
These Blackstone smash burgers will be a favorite on your summer cook-out menu!
Why You’ll Love Blackstone Smash Burger Sliders
- You can serve smash burger sliders as a delicious dinner meal, or an appetizer! They are adaptable and can serve many different purposes.
- When you cook on the Blackstone, clean-up is really easy. It doesn’t take long at all either!
- Make these easy sliders in just minutes. 88This recipe is a great last minute addition to a party or an easy dinner on a busy evening.
Ingredients for this Blackstone Smash Burger Recipe
- Ground beef – 80/20 beef is the best mix to use for smash burger sliders.
- Bacon – Finely chop your bacon so that it cooks evenly and at the same rate as the onions you’ll be sautéing with it.
- Beef seasoning – Our Gimme Some Grilling Beef Seasoning is a wonderful balance of seasoning that you can use to perfectly season the beef for these burgers. Feel free to use anything else you love, or make your own homemade beef rub.
- King’s Hawaiian rolls – Using Hawaiian rolls as the buns for sliders is a game changer!
- Butter – Salted and unsalted butter with both work great in this recipe.
- American cheese – There is something so classic about the flavor of American cheese on a smash burger slider. However, feel free to use any other type of cheese that you prefer.
- Onion – Yellow or white onion would be best in this Blackstone smash burger recipe.
- Tomato and Iceberg lettuce – Omit tomatoes and lettuce if you don’t like them on your burgers.
How to Make Blackstone Smash Burger Sliders
Preheat your Blackstone griddle to medium heat. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef and beef seasoning until the meat is thoroughly seasoned.
Use an ice cream scoop and portion out 12 balls of meat to make patties for sliders. Set them aside on a plate near the Blackstone.
Place the chopped bacon and diced onions on the griddle and sauté until the bacon is crisp and the onions are golden brown. Slide the bacon and onions to the side of the griddle.
Slice open the King’s Hawaiian rolls and add 2 tablespoons of butter onto the Blackstone. Place the rolls onto the griddle, cut side down. Toast the buns until golden brown, then flip and toast the other side for 1-2 minutes.
Once the rolls are toasted, place them on a tray or plate and cover with a towel to keep them warm.
Melt two more tablespoons of butter on the griddle. Then place the beef onto the Blackstone and smash each ball with a metal spatula or burger press.
Let the burgers cook until the get dark brown on the bottom, them flip them over and cook another 2 minutes.
Put slices of cheese onto each Blackstone smash burger slider patty. Cover the patties with a basting lid to melt the cheese.
Once complete, transfer the patties to the toasted rolls. Then, top them with bacon and onion, lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes.
Serve hot and enjoy!
What to Serve with Blackstone Smash Burger Sliders
But of course you can’t go wrong with the classic option of french fries. However, if you want to take your meal to the next level, this smoked jalapeño popper mac and cheese or BBQ baked beans would be so good!
Don’t forget all of the condiments! Ketchup, mustard, mayo, burger sauce, and anything else you want.
How to Store Leftover Blackstone Smash Burger Sliders
Place leftover smash burgers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Do not store leftovers with condiments on the bun, or the bun can become soggy. We also recommend leaving off the lettuce and tomato.
To reheat, place sliders in the oven until heated through. We do not recommend you freeze leftover Blackstone sliders.
How long should smash burgers cook on each side?
Since smash burgers are much more thin than your average burger patty, they only need a couple of minutes on each side. You can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of your smash burgers on the griddle.
- When you smash out the burger patties, make them slightly larger than the rolls. They will shrink up as they cook.
- Change up the toppings on your burger to fit whatever flavor profile you like best!
- Sliders are best served hot! Try to time your cooking so that these burgers will be hot off the griddle right when you plan to eat your meal.
Blackstone smash burger sliders that are just as good, if not better, than ones you’d order at a restaurant! This recipe is a winner.
More Blackstone Recipes You’ll Love
- If copycat recipes are your thing, then you will love this Blackstone Crunchwrap!
- Making Cinnamon Rolls on the Blackstone will be your new breakfast food obsession. They’re so gooey, warm, and delicious!
- I am now convinced that Blackstone French Toast is the only way to make french toast.
- These Blackstone Steak Fajitas are loaded with delicious flavor and are one of my favorite things to cook on the Blackstone.
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- 1.5 pounds ground beef 80/20 recommended
- 6 slices raw bacon chopped
- ¾ cup onion finely chopped
- 12 King’s Hawaiian rolls
- 1 ½ teaspoons Beef Seasoning
- 6 slices American cheese cut in half
- 4 Tablespoons butter room temperature, divided
- 1 iceberg lettuce shredded
- 1 tomato thinly sliced
- Preheat the Blackstone griddle to medium high heat.
- Mix the ground beef and Beef Seasoning together in a mixing bowl.
- Use an ice cream scoop to portion 12 meatballs. Set them on a plate near the Blackstone.
- Toss the bacon and diced onions on the griddle. Cook until the bacon gets crisp and the onions are golden brown. Slide the bacon/onion mixture to the side of the griddle.
- Slice the rolls open. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter to the grill (or just leave some bacon grease on the griddle) and lay the rolls cut side down.
- Cook until golden brown and toasted then flip and toast the other side for about 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Place the rolls on a tray or plate and cover them with a dish towel to keep them warm.
- Melt the remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter on the griddle. Place the balls of ground beef on the griddle and smash them flat with a large spatula. They should be a bit larger than the rolls because they will shrink as they cook.
- Let them cook until they get dark brown on the bottom then flip them over, about 2 minutes.
- Immediately place the cheese slices on the burger patties. Cover the patties with a basting lid to melt the cheese. If you don’t have a basting lid, you can use a metal lasagna pan.
- Transfer the burger patties to the rolls and top them with the bacon/onion mixture then add the lettuce, pickles, and tomatoes if using.