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side view smash burger with sliced tomatoes, pickles and lettuce

Epic Smash Burger

This smash style burger with crispy caramelised edges and juicy middle is so easy to make at home. Stack it high for more fun.
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade burgers, smash burger
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 433kcal


  • frying pan


  • 1 lb /16 oz ground beef minimum 10% fat
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 tbsp butter


  • Divide ground beef into 2 ounce portions and shape into loose balls.
  • Preheat pan on high heat and add a small amount of butter. Add two meat balls to the pan and press down firmly. Add salt and pepper. Cook for 30 seconds or until brown on the edges.
  • Flip both patties and press down firmly once more. Cook for 1 minute. Top one patty with cheese and place the second patty on top. Remove from heat.
  • Construct burger with your favourite toppings.


Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4mg