Beef Smash Burger with Bones Pickles and Burger Sauce

· 2 min read
Beef Smash Burgers with Bones Pickles



  • 150g ground beef (High Fat)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sliced Barry's Bay cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • Sesame seed buns

Burger Sauce (Mix in a bowl)

  • 3 pickles (from Bones Pickles)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp of mayo (From Best Foods)
  • 1 Tbsp Kasundi
  • 1 Tbsp mustard


Step 1: Preheat the griddle or skillet

Heat a griddle or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until very hot. This ensures a perfect sear on your patties, creating that delicious crispy crust.

Step 2: Form beef balls

Divide the ground beef into two equal portions (75g each). Roll each portion into a ball. This helps in achieving the right thickness and texture for your smash burger.

Step 3: Smash the burgers

Place a beef ball on the hot griddle or skillet. Using a heavy spatula or a specialized burger press, smash the beef ball down into a thin patty. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with the remaining beef balls.

Step 4: Cook the patties

Cook the patties for about 2 minutes on the first side, until a crispy crust forms. Flip the patties, and immediately place a slice of cheese on each one.

Add 2 tsp water to the pan and cover with a lid. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted and the burger is cooked through.

Step 5: Toast the buns

Brush the insides of the burger buns with melted butter. Toast the buns on the griddle or skillet until golden brown.

Step 6: Assemble the burgers

Place the cooked patties on the bottom buns. Add your favourite toppings and condiments. Top with the other half of the buns.

Maximus Perry

About Maximus Perry

Co-head chef at 5th Street Restaurant



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