June 2020 Smash Burgers!

June 2020 Smash Burgers!

  • Kimberly Johnson
  • 06/3/20


Serves 4

5 minutes cook time; 10 minutes of prep time

Special equipment - Cast iron griddle or cast iron pan


  • 4 burger buns

  • 1lb ground beef (80/20), divided into four equal pucks/balls (about the size of a golfball)  Check out Sweetgrass Farms Beef from Lopez Island

  • Lettuce (shred if iceberg, if loose leaf, use tender tops of leaves, avoiding the stems)

  • 4 slices of cheese (preferably American)

  • Butter (for buns)

  • Salt and Pepper

Burger Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise

  • 1Tbsp Ketchup

  • 1tsp Mustard

  • 1Tbsp Dill Relish

  • Chopped onions (optional)

  • 1/4 cup Sour cream

  • 1 Tbsp Pickle juice


1. Preheat griddle over medium high heat for several minutes

2. Melt butter (or room temp)

3. Brush/spread softened butter on buns

4. Either place in oven to toast or griddle buttered side on heated pan

5. Pull buns off when lightly toasted and golden brown

6. Place dollop of burger sauce on bottom bun

7. Add any optional ingredients on bottom bun

8. Add lettuce on top bun

9. Place burger balls on griddle.

10. Season with pinch of salt and pepper

11. Smash burger with a spatula, use second spatula if needed for leverage

12. Take care not to tear meat

13. Cook until most of the red has gone away, about 90 seconds to two minutes

14. Flip burger patty and season with pinch of salt and pepper

15. Add slice of American cheese

16. Once cheese has melted remove from griddle and place onto prepared bottom bun

17. Finish burger assembly

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