Blackstone Smash Burgers

Published Date: March 29, 2022

Are you looking for the perfect burger? It’s time to make these Blackstone Smash Burgers and add this recipe to the top of your favorite things! This burger recipe just might be the best way to make a delicious hamburger on a flat surface. Trust me – all you need is a side of french fries!

Blackstone Smash Burgers

Can I just say that you’re going to love this smash burgers recipe? Not only is this the best method to cook ground meat fast, but the juiciness of this easy recipe beats every regular burger time and time again. I say go for it and do a double stack because the only thing better than perfect smash burgers are double smash burgers!

Try some of my other family favorite recipes:

It’s always a good idea to have yummy recipes on hand that everyone in the family will love. These are just a few that my crew likes that I think you’ll love, too: Hamburger Mac & Cheese, Instant Pot Meatloaf, Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapples

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • A smashed burger is easy to grab and eat!
  • You can top it with American cheese or any toppings that you want.
  • This recipe is a great way to make hand-pattied burgers in a jiffy!

Ingredients

  • Ground beef
  • Salted butter
  • Hamburger buns
  • Seasoning salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cheese slices
  • Optional Toppings: Onion, Lettuce, Pickles, Tomato, Condiments such as Burger Sauce, Ketchup, Mayo, and Mustard

*See the recipe card for detailed measurements

KITCHEN SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

  • Cast iron skillet
  • Parchment paper

Step by Step Instructions for Making Smash Burgers at Home

Step 1: Divide the ground beef into 8 equal balls of ground beef. Handle the meat as little as possible. Place the burger balls onto a plate or cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before cooking. The patties will stick together better if they go onto the hot griddle cold.

Step 2: Next, melt the butter and brush it onto each of the buns generously. Set these aside for later. (Traditionally, smash burgers are assembled with Brioche buns, which we prefer, but you can use any kind).

Step 3: Heat the Blackstone to medium high heat, make sure the flat top is well seasoned. Then place the balls of meat onto the griddle. Place a piece of parchment paper over each ball and use a spatula or meat press and smash down hard to create a thin patty. Once you remove the parchment paper, sprinkle on a little seasoning salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder (to taste, I use a sprinkle of each). 

Step 4: Cook the patties for 2-4 minutes or until charred and brown on the bottom (patties can be flipped when the juices begin to pool on top.)  

Step 5: Flip each patty over, making sure to scrape up the browned bits, and allow them to cook for another 2-4 minutes (or until your desired doneness).

Step 6: Add a slice of cheese to every patty and cover them with a metal bowl to get nice and melty (if you have one on hand).

Step 7:  Lower your heat on one side of the griddle to low-medium and place the hamburger buns butter side down on the grill for 2-3 minutes to allow them to toast and get nice and crispy.

Step 8: Remove the buns and burger patties from the griddle and assemble your smash burgers!

HELPFUL TIPS & TRICKS

  • Don’t have a Blackstone grill? No worries! You can easily use a high-quality cast-iron pan and make these on your gas stove! Cooking the hamburger meat in a cast-iron skillet works great!
  • Love a toasted bun? Add a little butter to the top and bottom bun and place the buns right on the flat top griddle. You can get them golden brown in no time at all. We all LOVE having a toasted bun with our Blackstone Smashburger!

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

  • Want to add some flavor to this juicy smash burger recipe? Just mix ⅓ cup mayonnaise with 2 T BBQ sauce or ⅓ cup mayo with 1 T mustard.
  • Use different seasonings – You can always try to add in different seasonings when you make a batch of these smash burgers. A little bit of cayenne pepper, seasoning salt or steak seasoning are also great additions!

Storage and Re-heating Notes

You can store these in an airtight container for up to a week and can reheat them in the microwave on high for 45 seconds or return them to the air fryer for 4 minutes at 350 degrees.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do you know if beef is fully cooked?

The best way to check on the beef is to use a meat thermometer. For beef to be considered safe to eat, it needs to have an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees.

Do I need to add eggs to this Blackstone griddle burger?

Nope! There are no eggs required – at all! The smash burgers stick together on the cooking surface because you’re chilling them before cooking them. This keeps them together on the flat top grill and literally makes the best burger!

Do I need to mix any seasoning into the meat?

Not for this recipe! Just sprinkle some of the seasonings on top of the patties and cook them that way. Trust me – it’s so good!

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A blackstone grilled smashburger on with tomatoes and lettuce with condiments.

Blackstone Smash Burgers

This Blackstone Smash Burger recipe is loaded with juicy flavor and is so simple to make!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 1058kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tbsp seasoning salt
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 8 cheese slices
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Divide the ground beef into 8 equal balls of ground beef. Handle the meat as little as possible. Place the burger balls onto a plate or cookie sheet and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before cooking, the patties will stick together better if they go onto the hot griddle cold.
  • Next, melt the butter and brush it onto each of the buns generously. Set these aside for later. (Traditionally, smash burgers are assembled with Brioche buns, which we prefer, but you can use any kind).
  • Heat a the blackstone to medium high heat, make sure the flat top is well seasoned. Then place the balls of meat onto the griddle. Place a piece of parchment paper over each ball and use a spatula or meat press and smash down hard to create a thin patty. Once you remove the parchment paper, sprinkle on a little seasoning salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder (to taste, I use a sprinkle of each). 
  • Cook the patties for 2-4 minutes or until charred and brown on bottom (patties can be flipped when the juices begin to pool on top.) 
  • Flip each patty over, making sure to scrape up the browned bits, and allow to them cook for another 2-4 minutes (or until your desired doneness).
  • Add a slice of cheese to every patty and cover them with a metal bowl to get nice and melty (if you have one on hand).
  • Lower your heat on one side of the griddle to low-medium and place the hamburger buns butter side down on the grill for 2-3 minutes to allow them to toast and get nice and crispy.
  • Remove the buns and burger patties from the griddle and assemble your smash burgers!

Notes

Storage: You can store these smash burgers on the Blackstone in an airtight container for up to a week and can reheat them in the microwave on high for 45 seconds or return them to the air fryer for 4 minutes on 350 degrees.

Nutrition

Calories: 1058kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 80g | Saturated Fat: 39g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 29g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 248mg | Sodium: 4316mg | Potassium: 807mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1044IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 416mg | Iron: 6mg
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  1. 5 stars
    My sister-in-law is always talking about “smash burgers” like they are the best thing. After reading this, I think she might be right. 😂 I guess it’s time to try it now, because these look amazing!

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