Smoky Smash Burger

Prep Time: 15-20 min
Servings: 4
Inspiration: Bought a cool cook book and found out that Smash Burgers are underrated. Plus, smashing is fun.



  1. 1lb ground beef  
  2. 1/2 cup yellow onion 
  3. Smoked Out pepper flakes 
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
  6. 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
  7. olive oil 
  8. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  9. 2 slices of bacon chopped 
  10. Colby Jack or preferred cheese 
  11. 4 hamburger buns 


  1. Get Mixing: Blend together yellow onion, salt, pepper, Smoked Out pepper flakes, bacon, and Worcestershire with ground beef. Feel the flavors meld!
  2. Ball 'Em Up: Shape the beef into equal, fun-sized balls.
  3. Heat Things Up: Crank that large cast-iron skillet to medium-medium high. Let's make some heat waves!
  4. Butter Up: Once hot, throw in butter and let it shimmy and shake until it starts to melt.
  5. Smash Time: Drop the burger balls into the skillet and smash 'em down within 30 seconds. Hulk-style!
  6. Sizzle & Flip: Cook for 2-3 minutes until beautifully charred, then flip those patties. Another couple of minutes to char the other side (a little less time here).
  7. Cheese Please: Slap on the cheese and let it melt into gooey delight.
  8. Patty Party: Pull off the patties. Get them ready for the bun bash.
  9. Bun Fun: Cool the skillet, add 1-2 tablespoons of butter, and toast the buns face down for 30-60 seconds.
  10. Build-a-Burger: Stack those patties on the buns, add your favorite toppings, and celebrate. Burger time!
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