Beef Smash Burger with Bones Pickles and Burger Sauce

· 2 min read
Beef Smash Burgers with Bones Pickles

Ingredients

Burger

  • 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

Instructions

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.

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Maximus Perry

About Maximus Perry

Co-head chef at 5th Street Restaurant

@5thstreetrestaurant

@bonespickles

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