Blackstone Smash Burger Recipe is one of the best and easiest burgers you will make. Cooking Smash Burgers on a Blackstone makes feeding a crowd fast and easy.

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What is a Smash Burger?

A Juicy Smash Burger recipe is essentially a burger being smashed with a bacon press or a spatula on a griddle. It thins out the meat to get it closer to the heat source.

We believe that it intensifies the flavor of the homemade smash burger. It also allows for the meat to cook evenly and fast.

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How do you cook smash burgers on a Blackstone?

You will start by preheating your Blackstone Griddle and oil the griddle so the meat doesn’t stick. Then roll the hamburger into balls and place in the refrigerator. Once the griddle is heated and oiled, then smash the burgers with a bacon press to flatten out the hamburger balls.

Seasoning the hamburger patties and place on the flat top grill. Cook the patty for about 2 minutes each side. You can then add cheese after flipping the burger. Continue until all hamburger has been cooked.

Then assemble your burgers with your favorite toppings.

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What temperature should my griddle be for smash burgers?

We preheat the Blackstone Griddle for Smash Burger to medium high heat. The griddle should reach a temperature of about 400 degrees.

We like using a temperature gun to ensure our griddle is at the right temperature before placing the patties on the griddle.

Ingredients needed - ground beef, butter, garlic salt, pepper, cheese, buns, butter, lettuce, tomato, red onion

Ingredients for Smash Burgers:

  • Ground Beef, 80/20
  • Butter
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Butter, Melted
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Red Onion, peeled and slice

How to Cook Smash Burgers on Blackstone:

  • Make Hamburger Meat Balls – Divide the beef into 8 balls that are approximately 3 oz each. Place them in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook them.
  • Prepare the Griddle – Preheat the griddle over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Prepare the Hamburger Buns – Butter the buns and place them on the griddle for 2 minutes to toast them and then set them aside while you prepare the burger patties.
  • Melt Butter – The place the remaining butter on the hot griddle. Move it around to melt it.
  • Place the hamburger balls on the griddle Then place 4 of the burger balls on the griddle in the melted butter. Then top each one with a piece on parchment paper.
  • Press into Patties – Then firmly press down to smash the beef into a thin patty on the flat top griddle. Use either a burger press or a large spatula. Then discard the parchment paper.
  • Season with the patties with garlic salt and the pepper.
Hamburger patties being pressed down with a bacon press with parchment paper on the patties.
  • Cook the patties for 2 minutes until the juices in the burgers cooking start to raise to the top and the color starts to change. Then scrape under the patty to get under the caramelized parts and flip the patty. It could take up to 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip and continue cooking – Once flipped, do not smash down the patties again. Cook for 1 more minute and place a piece of cheese on 2 of the patties (half of them) to melt.
  • Melt Cheese – Once the cheese is melted, top each of those patties with the other patties without cheese.
Hamburger patties being fried on the griddle.
  • After Cooking Hamburger Patties – move those patties to a separate platter and continue this process until all the patties have been prepared.
  • Serve and Enjoy – Then it’s time to assemble your burgers. Place the lettuce, sliced tomatoes and slice red onions on the bottom bun. Add the double patty on top and top with the the top of the hamburger toasted buns.
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Why are Smash Burgers so Juicy?

Smash burgers are juicy because they are cook so fast and evenly. The fats are still solid in cold ground beef. It is important to cook burgers fast so it keeps the juices within the burgers.

When smashing the burgers you lose less juices because you are cooking the meat fast with a griddle press.

Smash Burger Tips:

  • Loosely Pack Hamburger Balls – When preparing the balls with the beef, do not pack them together. Loosely roll them into balls so that they are easier to smash.
  • Ground Beef Tips – You can use 90/10 or 93/7 for this recipe to lower the fat content in this recipe, but we think that the 80/20 gives the best flavor to this recipe.
  • Cast Iron Skillet – If you don’t have a Blackstone Griddle, you can prepare these hamburgers in a cast iron skillet.
  • Smash Burger Toppings – Top your burger pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado. The options are endless. You can also add fry onions. See How to Fry Onions for Burgers.
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Why you will love these Smash Burgers:

  • Easy and fast to make.
  • Perfect for feeding a crowd or just your family.
  • You can toast the hamburger buns on the griddle.
  • The Blackstone Griddle is easy to clean.

What to Serve with Smash Burgers?

Print Recipe here for Blackstone Smash Burger:

Blackstone Smash Burgers

5 from 141 votes
Blackstone Smash Burger is one of the best and easiest burgers you will make. Smash Burgers on a Blackstone makes feeding a crowd easy.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 708
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef 80/20
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 4 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 1 Tbsp Butter Melted
  • 4 Pieces Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 Tomato sliced
  • 1/2 Red Onion peeled and slice

Instructions

  • Divide the beef into 8 balls that are approximately 3 oz each. Place them in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook them.
  • Preheat the griddle over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Butter the buns and place them on the griddle for 2 minutes to toast them and then set them aside while you prepare the beef.
  • The place the remaining butter on the griddle. Move it around to melt it. Then place 4 of the beef balls on the griddle in the melted butter. Then top each one with a piece on parchment paper and then firmly press down to smash the beef into a thin patty with either a burger press or a large spatula and then discard the parchment paper. Season with the patties with garlic salt and the pepper.
  • Cook the patties for 2 minutes until the juices in the beef start to raise to the top and the color starts to change. Then scrape under the patty to get under the caramelized parts and flip the patty. Once flipped, do not smash down the patties again. Cook for 1 more minute and place a piece of cheese on 2 of the patties (half of them) to melt. Once the cheese is melted, top each of those patties with the other patties without cheese.
  • Then move those patties to a separate platter and continue this process until all the patties have been prepared.
  • Then it’s time to assemble your burgers. Place the lettuce, sliced tomatoes and slice red onions on the bottom bun. Add the double patty on top and top with the the top of the hamburger buns.
  • Then the smash burgers are ready to enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

*When preparing the balls with the beef, do not pack them together. Loosely roll them into balls so that they are easier to smash.
*You can use 90/10 or 93/7 for this recipe to lower the fat content in this recipe, but we think that the 80/20 gives the best flavor to this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 708kcal, Carbohydrates 25g, Protein 38g, Fat 50g, Saturated Fat 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 19g, Trans Fat 2g, Cholesterol 160mg, Sodium 798mg, Potassium 626mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 765IU, Vitamin C 6mg, Calcium 223mg, Iron 5mg

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