• People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    20 min.

  • Grilling Time

    5 min.


the Ingredients

Classic Smash Burger


  • Completed step ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Completed step 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • Completed step 1 tablespoon sweet relish
  • Completed step 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Completed step ¼ sweet paprika
  • Completed step Pinch of salt
  • Completed step 2–3 dashes hot sauce, if desired


  • Completed step 2 pounds ground beef, 80/20 blend
  • Completed step 4 hamburger buns
  • Completed step 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Completed step ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Completed step 8 slices American cheese
  • Completed step Toppings such as lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickle slices

Special Equipment

  • Weber Griddle 28" or Weber Griddle 36"
  • Griddle Starter Set
  • Griddle Smashed Burger Press


Here’s a quick and easy recipe for the classic diner-style smash burger. The crispy edges of the griddled beef create a rich and savoury flavour that you just can’t get any other way.
  • Mix the ingredients for the sauce together in small mixing bowl. Refrigerate until you’re ready to use it.
  • Preheat the griddle on high heat for 10 minutes.
  • Form the ground beef into 8 equally sized balls (4 oz. each).
  • Toast the buns until lightly browned, 1–2 minutes. Place on a tray and spread some of the sauce on each side of the bun. Keep the prepared buns, cheese, and any toppings close by the griddle.
  • Place the meatballs onto the griddle, leaving space between each ball for the burger to spread. Use a burger press or the back side of a wide spatula to smash the burger into a thin patty (parchment paper between the press and the burger will help keep the burger from sticking).
  • Season the burgers with the salt and pepper and cook, undisturbed until the edges of the burger are brown and only slightly red in the center, 3–4 minutes.
  • Flip the burgers and top with the cheese. Allow the cheese to melt, about 1 minute.
  • Place two burger patties on each bun and add your choice of toppings to serve.

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