There’s nothing better than a juicy hamburger with crispy edges, a SMASH Burger. All it needs is some cheese and SPECIAL SAUCE. Perfect for summer cook outs and no grill required.
Prep Time: 20 minutesminutes
Cook Time: 5 minutesminutes
salt and pepper
1tablespoonsweet pickle relish
salt and pepper
Special sauce:Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until combined.
Burgers:Heat olive oil in a skillet and add onions, cooking until soft and slightly brown. Add to a large bowl. Add hamburger and Worcestershire sauce. Combine with a large spoon. Separate into 4 regular size burgers or 6-8 smaller burgers if making sliders. Do not form into balls.
Heat iron skillet or grill pan to medium-high. Butter buns and place face down in pan. Cook just until lightly toasted and remove.
Salt and peppers burgers and place in a hot skillet. Immediately take a solid metal spatula and press down until they are ¼ inch thick. Let cook for 1-2 minutes until browned. Turn and add cheese, cook an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove and place on toasted bun with special sauce and additional toppings.
Barbara's Notes + Tips
You can make these on the stove or with a cast iron skillet on the grill, if cooking on a grill, turn it up as hot as it will go,
If you don't have a grill pan, you can use a large skillet and cook them in batches.
For extra crispy edges make sure you use 80% ground chuck, the fat helps get the edges crispy and adds flavor.
For the best rolls, try potato or Hawaiian rolls.
Use a heavy duty flat spatula to press the burgers flat as soon as you put them on the grill pan.