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2 smash burger patties on brioche bun with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese

Smash Burger recipe

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Create mouthwatering, restaurant style smash burgers at home! This easy recipe delivers juicy, flavorful burgers with signature crispy edges every time.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 burgers 1x


  • 12 oz ground beef
  • 2 slices cheese
  • 2 brioche buns
  • Pan spray
  • salt
  • pepper
    For the sauce
  • 1/4 C lite mayonnaise 
  • 1/4 C ketchup
  • 1 tsp BBQ sauce
  • dash of garlic powder


  1. Separate beef into 4-3 oz portions. Roll into balls. 
  2. Make the sauce by combining the ketchup, mayonaise, bbq sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Refrigerate until burgers are done.
  4. Using a heavy bottom skillet or a cast iron flat grill pan, heat over high heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Place each beef ball on skillet and using a flat spatula, press down on ball until flattened and thin. Repeat until all are on grill.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cook for 3 minutes on each side. When burgers are done top 2 burgers with a slice of cheese.
  8. Spray the buns lightly with cooking spray and place on grill to warm and brown.
  9. Remove from grill and place 2 burgers on each bun and top with burger sauce and your favorite toppings.
  10. Enjoy.


This recipe is on repeat at our house all summer. Those crispy edges and tender juicy inside has us hooked! Did we mention there are so few ingredients? It's so easy and SO DELICIOUS! 

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Serving Size: 2 burgers
  • Calories: 667
  • Sugar: 11.9 g
  • Sodium: 2333.2 mg
  • Fat: 36.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.9 g
  • Protein: 48.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 141 mg

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