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Burger on griddle

Homemade Smash Burger Recipe

Paul SidoriakPaul Sidoriak
If you love burgers this Smashburger is a flavor bomb of beef intensified by cooking it on the Blackstone griddle.
Smash burgers are simple to make and you'll be reaching for a stack of napkins after your first bite!
4.24 from 30 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Preheating your griddle 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 508 kcal


  • Blackstone Griddle
  • Parchment paper squares
  • Bacon press or burger press


  • 16 oz Ground beef 80:20
  • 4 Burger buns
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Burger toppings

  • 1 leaf Lettuce
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 1 slice sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon relish


  • Preheat your griddle to high heat for about 10 minutes
  • While your griddle preheats, loosely form the ground beef into 4 even-sized balls, about 4oz each
  • Combine the garlic salt and pepper
  • Spread the butter on your griddle and toast the cut side of the burger buns until golden brown
  • Put the buns to the side and keep warm
  • Place the balls of ground beef on the griddle about 8 inches apart from each other and allow them to cook for 2 minutes
  • Place a piece of parchment paper on one of the burger balls and using a bacon press or sturdy spatula press the meat flat onto the griddle evenly to about ¼" thickness
  • Repeat for the other burgers
  • Season the burgers with the garlic salt and pepper mixture
  • When the burgers start sweating or releasing juices in the pressed side use a sturdy spatula to scrape underneath them and flip
  • Place a slice of American cheese on the cooked side of each of the burgers and cook for another 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted
  • Place the cooked burger on the bun and top with your favorite toppings


Serving: 1gCalories: 508kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 28gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1882mgPotassium: 459mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 359IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 330mgIron: 4mg
Keyword blackstone griddle recipe, blackstone recipe, smash burger, smashburger
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