All American Smash Burger


5 Min


15 MIN



All American Smash Burgers are a perfect dinner for any holiday. Memorial Day, Independence Day, Fathers Day, you name it there is never a bad day to cook some patriotic burgers. If you would like to learn more about how to make the best burger read the Book of Burger from our BBQ Bible.


2 pounds 80/20 Ground Beef

1 large sweet onion, sliced

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup ketchup

2 Tablespoons mustard


American cheese

Salt and pepper

Garlic powder


8 Brioche hamburger buns


All American Smash Burger

Step 1

Preheat griddle to medium heat.

Step 2

Lightly form 80/20 ground beef into 1/4 pound balls. Do not hard pack the meatball. Set aside and keep cool.

Step 3

Cut onion into rings or strings. Set aside.

Step 4

Mix together mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard. Set aside.

Step 5

Mix together salt, pepper, and pinch of garlic powder. Set aside.

Step 6

Once griddle is hot, place small amount of butter on the griddle and add onions. Sauté onions until translucent and golden brown. Add a pinch of salt.

Step 7

While the onions are cooking, lightly toast the buns on the griddle. Remove when done.

Step 8

Once onions are close to finished, butter the remaining space of the griddle. Place meatball on the griddle, and using a large, sturdy spatula, press down on the meatball until the patty is smashed thin on the griddle.

Step 9

Once the edges are brown and grease is coming out of the meat, flip the hamburger. Add a pinch of salt/pepper/garlic powder, and top with cheese.

step 10

To build the cheeseburger, start with a spoonful of hamburger sauce on bottom bun, add a cheeseburger patty or two. Top with onions, pickles, and top half of the bun.