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Smash Burger

With only a few ingredients these Smashburgers are full of flavor and so easy to make on your Blackstone Griddle or cast iron skillet!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smash Burger, Smashburger
Servings: 8
Calories: 543kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 2 80/20 ground beef
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • ¼ c. melted butter divided
  • 1 Tbsp beef seasoning or your favorite seasoning, or salt & pepper


  • Preheat Blackstone Griddle, flat-top griddle or 12'' cast iron skillet to medium-high heat.
  • Divide the ground beef into 8 equal sections. Gently form into loose balls, set aside on plate.
  • Pour about half of melted butter onto cooking surface, spread around with back of spatula. Place the meat into cooking surface. Smash the ball flat with a spatula or burger press.
  • Season with beef seasoning. Cook fro 3-4 minutes, flip burgers, sprinkle with seasoning and add a slice of cheese. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until cooked to preferred doneness. Remove from heat and place on toasted buns.
  • While the burgers are cooking spread more melted butter on other side of griddle (if you are using a cast iron skillet do this after you remove the burgers). Place the buns cut side down on griddle. Brush more butter on the tops of the buns, toast for 1-2 minutes or until the inside of the bun turns golden. Watch careful they will cook fast.
  • Remove the buns and meat from the grill. Place burgers on buns and serve with additional toppings if desired.


How to Make Grilled Onions
Want grilled onions on your Smashburger? They are so simple to make!
Spread some butter down before you make the burgers. Add one thinly sliced yellow onion to prepared surface. Let them cook until they began to soften.
Then place the meat “ball” on top of them, smash and season. Cook 3-4 minutes then flip, season and place a slice of cheese on top. Let cook an additional 3-4 minutes.


Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 695mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 346mg | Iron: 4mg