It’s easy to over-complicate making Burger Patties, so it is worth getting back to the basics of just a well ground fatty meat, some salt, and the grill.
A Smash Burger is a ground beef patty that is smashed (squashed) after it’s placed on the grill. Not so pretty, but who needs pretty when something tastes so good?
These burgers are topped with onions, cheese, pickles, and ketchup. Change up the flavors by switching the type of cheese used, or pick and choose your favorite burger toppings.
These burgers go great with a cold beer or soda pop and a handful of chips.
1 pound ground beef
your favorite BBQ rub
4 slices American cheese
4 hamburger buns
chopped pickles and ketchup, for serving
Preheat a grill or griddle for medium-high heat.
Divide the ground beef into 4 balls.
Place the ground beef on the grill then squash (smash) flat. Sprinkle with the BBQ rub and the diced onions, and lightly smash again.
Let cook for 5 minutes. Flip and cook until the desired doneness is reached, 3 to 7 minutes more.
Top the burgers with the cheese and remove from the heat.
Lightly toast the buns. Place a smashed burger on each bun and top with pickles, ketchup and the bun top.