Smash Burgers

Contributed by

Barnaby P-C

The Story

The History of the Burger

The first known example of a burger was in 1885. A man named Charlie Nagreen (pictured) would sell a meatball between two slices of bread at the Seymour Fair. The first example of a burger as we know it was in 1926 when a 16 year old named Lionel Sternberger decided to put cheese on a burger while working at his dad's sandwich shop. Lionel and his dad loved the creation so much that they started selling it at the restaurant and gave it the creative name "cheese hamburger".

Smash Burgers

A delicious, fast and easy recipe to cook burgers at home.
Servings 1
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 7 mins


  • 200 g Beef mince
  • 2 Slices American Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Brioche Bun
  • 3 Oak leak lettuce leaves
  • 3 Slices tomato
  • Pickles
  • 4 Onion rings
  • 1 tsp Tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard sauce
  • Pickle Relish/Gherkins
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • 2 Rashes American style bacon


  • Mix ketchup, mustard, mayo, pickle relish, salt and pepper to create the burger sauce.
  • Squeeze minced beef into 100 gram balls. Place them down on a very hot cast iron pan. Smash the patty into a flat disk using a spatula. Wait until edges start to curl and there are signs of browning then flip. Take off the pan once fully cooked. Repeat for another patty.
  • Put bacon on the pan. Cook until fat is mostly rendered off and crispy.
  • Put a spoonful of mayonnaise on the bun, spread evenly then lightly toast on the pan.
  • Assemble burger in this order. Bottom bun, sauce, lettuce, bacon, first patty, cheese, bacon, second patty, cheese, onions, pickles and then top bun.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American

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