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A smashburger with French fries on a white plate with a salt shaker and a glass of beer nearby.
Smash Burgers with The Best Burger Sauce 
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
23 mins
This smash burger will be the most moist, juicy and tender burger you've ever made at home. The seasoning couldn't be more simple and it takes less than 10 minutes to cook in a skillet. Top these amazing burgers with the special burger sauce for a mouthwatering burger you can't wait to eat!
Course: Sandwiches, Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lunch, Sandwiches, Beef
Servings: 2
Calories: 634 kcal
  • 8 ounces ground beef preferably 85% lean
  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 brioche burger buns
  • 2 slices Cheddar cheese optional
  • shredded lettuce
  • 2 slices beefsteak tomato
Burger Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced hamburger pickles
  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice
  • pinch paprika
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Make the burger sauce by combining the mayonnaise, ketchup, spicy brown mustard, minced pickles, pickle juice and paprika in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper and refrigerate until you are ready to use it.

  2. Divide the meat in half and season with salt and pepper by sprinkling on all sides of the meat.

  3. Spread some butter on the open sides of the buns. Heat a cast iron or heavy skillet over medium heat. Place the buns, cut side down in the pan and toast until golden brown.

  4. Turn the heat up to medium-high. Place the ground beef balls in the pan and firmly press down with a metal spatula or bacon press for 10 seconds. Cook for 3 minutes until the meat has browned, is a little crispy on the edges and you start to see juices on the top of the burger. Flip the burger over and cook for another minute or two. Top the burgers with cheese (if using) and cook for another two minutes.

  5. Spread some of the special sauce on the bottom of the burger buns. Add some shredded lettuce, a slice of tomato and the burger patty. Spoon some more special sauce on top of the burger and finish with the top of the bun. Serve immediately with lots of napkins!

Nutrition Facts
Smash Burgers with The Best Burger Sauce 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 634 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 18g90%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 2400mg100%
Potassium 384mg11%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 384IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.