This is my 4th time making this type of burger and I am getting better at it but I seriously just set my smoke detector off!! I was worried that the sprinklers would go off as well and destroy everything in the justice center command studio even though they activate based on the heat in the room.
So yeah, I usually like a thick juicy burger but these thin patties and a high heat lead to some seriously tasty, near burnt, flavors. I ordered a new Nordic Ware Cast Aluminum Reversible Grand Griddle Grill just so I could make these although I use it for all kinds of other shid.
I lightly mist the griddle with some olive oil and then crank the heat on medium high for a few mins until it’s good and hot then smash down them baby fist sized balls of ground beef with a steel spatula (don’t use plastic, it will stick and mess up the patty and it will look totes like amateur hour). So smash the meat down until its a nice thin patty and let em sizzle for a few minutes, or until you see some smoke like I did. Flip it and put some chee on and wait another few minutes. When the smoke detector goes off you know they are just perf.
I use thin multigrain buns to cut the carb count in half to that of a real bun. I need to experiment with bun technology and see which works best with a smash burger.
So, theres 2 patties, twice the amount of surface property hence twice the amount of amazing burnt flavor.
Salt & Pepper
Thin ass multigrain hamburger bun
- Lightly mist griddle with olive oil and set to medium high.
- Roll up medium sized balls of ground beef (season with salt, pepper and Lawry’s)
- When griddle is nice and hot place round patties on and smash them down with stainless steel spatula.
- Depending on heat level flip after 3-4 minutes or when they start smoking a bit
- Add whatever cheese you would like to the top and cover with a lid to melt it
- Scrape up off griddle after 3-4 minutes, or when smoke detector activates, and place on bun
Approx preparation time is 15 mins.
UPDATE 1/25/16: He is a 1lb double smash burger with chee I just made. It wiped me out for the day.