Smash Burgers with Special Sauce

Smash burgers are juicy and delicious if done correctly. This recipe will show you how to make the best homeade smash burger.

Smash burgers are all the rage right now, and for a good reason – they are delicious! There’s just something about that juicy, tender beef patty that makes our mouths water.

Our recipe offers an easy way to make succulent and flavourful burgers that will wow your guests! Grab a few ingredients, show some patience, and crank up that grill (or your stove, that works too) – you’re about to have yourself a tasty burger!

Smash burgers are juicy and delicious if done correctly. This recipe will show you how to make the best homeade smash burger.

Homemade Smash Burgers with Special Sauce

Smash Burgers are so delicious because they are packed full of flavour. The pressing motion helps the beef patty caramelise and form a tasty crust while keeping all the juices inside.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 3 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


Smash Burger Ingredients

  • 600 g ground beef (80/20) (you can combine it with pork to make the burger even juicier)
  • 4 tbsp butter (butter helps the beef patty caramelise, creating a tasty crust)
  • 50 g Big Dog Spices Loaded Burger seasoning

Big Dog Spices Special Sauce

Burger Buns and Toppings

  • 4 brioche or potato buns (buttered and lightly toasted)
  • 4 slices cheese (any cheese you like, we find American Burger cheese works best)
  • toppings (pickles, red onion, lettuce and sliced tomato)


How to Make Smash Burgers

  • Mix the ground beef with the Big Dog Spices Loaded Burger seasoning until well combined. Hand mixing is best, as it will give you more control over how the mixture comes together.
  • Roll ground beef and seasoning mixture into 4 meatballs (150g each)
  • Preheat a flat-top griddle or heavy skillet over medium-high heat. The pan should be hot enough that a drop of water will sizzle and evaporate. Melt the butter on the griddle/skillet.
  • Place the meatballs onto the grill and, using a heavy press, smash them down until thin and flat. If you don’t have a heavy metal press, you can use a flat-bottomed pot or skillet.
  • Cook for about 4 minutes (or until golden brown) on one side before flipping over.
  • Add a slice of cheese on each patty during the last few minutes of cooking and cover with a pan lid to help melt the cheese.
  • Remove patties from the skillet, and let them rest for a few minutes before assembling burgers.

How to Make Big Dog Spices Special Sauce

  • Add all the special sauce ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon or hand until well combined.

Assemble Smash Burger

  • Place each patty on a toasted burger bun and top with Big Dog Spices Special Sauce.
  • Add desired toppings, such as pickles, red onion, lettuce and sliced tomato.
Keyword Burgers, Quick and Easy
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What is a Smash Burger?

Smash Burgers are a style of burger that is cooked on a flat-top griddle or cast iron skillet. The burgers are named after how they’re prepared — the beef patty is smashed down with a heavy press while it cooks.

Smashing the patty flat and thin helps the juices and flavours meld together, making for a delicious finished burger. The patty must also be cooked quickly, forming a nice crispy exterior that is satisfying with every bite.

Added Flavour for Smash Burgers

A great way to make your burgers tastier is to season them with your favourite Big Dog Spices Loaded Burger Seasoning before cooking.

Not only that but adding a bit of ground pork to your beef patties will make your burgers more juicy, complete with delicious fat chunks that add an extra layer of flavour.

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