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Smash Burger Recipe with Special Sauce

My Smash Burger recipe with special sauce and homemade burger seasoning is a one-of-a-kind burger that tastes divine and is so easy to make on a griddle or in a pan. Ready in less than 10 minutes and oh-so delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smash burger recipe, smashburger recipe, smashburger sauce, smashburger seasoning
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 910kcal


  • Griddle pan or skillet
  • Spatula


  • 1 serving burger sauce
  • 1 serving burger seasoning
  • 1 pound 80/20 ground chuck beef
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 slices onion
  • 4 brioche rolls or potato rolls


  • Heat a cast-iron griddle over medium-high heat. Once sizzling hot, grease lightly with butter. Divide your ground beef into 4 equally sized balls - don't form them into patties!
    burger balls on a griddle
  • Place the ground beef balls on the griddle and smash them flat with a spatula. Each patty should be about 4" in diameter - we want those crispy edges!
    Smashing burgers on griddle pan with a spatula
  • Season liberally with burger seasoning and cook until the edges brown, about 2 minutes. Flip the patties and season the other side. Finally, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty.
    Burger patties on a grill pan
  • Cook until the cheese melts and the burgers are medium-rare, about 1 minute.
    Smash burgers on the grill pan with cheese on top
  • Serve on brioche buns or potato rolls with lettuce, onion, tomato, and burger sauce. Enjoy!
    Smash burger on a plate without the top bun


  • Don't mess with the burgers at all while they're cooking - don't even lift them to check if they're browned. Instead, watch the edges of the burgers to see how they're browning.
  • Smash burgers are thin, fatty, and cooking over high heat, so they won't take long to cook. On the surface of the burger, some juices will pool up - this means the fat is rendering and the burgers are nearly ready to flip.


Calories: 910kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 266mg | Sodium: 1977mg | Potassium: 569mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4133IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 318mg | Iron: 4mg