Bacon Cheese Smash Burgers

Bacon Cheese Smash Burgers

Want to make burgers at home that are far better than your favorite fast-food joint? In this recipe, we'll show you how to make The Ultimate Bacon Cheese Smashburger which is perfect for any burger lover looking to create a delicious and satisfying meal at home.

Course: MainCuisine: WesternDifficulty: Easy
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  • 6 slices Capital Thick Cut Bacon

  • 1 pound Ground beef (80/20 or 85/15)

  • 4 tbsp Minced onion

  • 4 slices American cheese

  • 4 Brioche hamburger buns

  • Toppings of your choice (pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado, etc.)

  • Burger sauce ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise

  • 1/4 cup Ketchup

  • 1/4 cup Yellow mustard

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Divide the ground beef into equal portions, about 4 ounces each. Shape each portion into a loosely packed ball.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over high heat until it's smoking hot.
  • Place a ball of beef on the skillet and use a metal spatula or burger press to smash it down until it's about 1/4-inch thick.
  • Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of minced onion on top of each patty.
  • Cook the patties for about 1-2 minutes, until a deep brown crust forms on the bottom.
  • Scrape, then flip the patties over and immediately place a slice of cheese on top of each patty.
  • Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the burgers are cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  • While the burgers are cooking, place the bacon in a separate skillet and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon and place it on a paper towel to drain, reserving the bacon fat in the skillet.
  • Use the bacon fat to toast the hamburger buns until golden brown and crispy.
  • To make the burger sauce, mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.
  • Assemble the burgers by placing a patty on the bottom bun, adding a dollop of burger sauce, a few slices of crispy bacon, and any other desired toppings and condiments. Add the top bun.

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