This late night smashed cheeseburger is an easy and fun recipe you can easily make at home. You can add your preferred burger filling such as tomato slices and some herbs. This recipe makes 2 burgers. You can adjust the ingredient quantities accordingly to prepare for 2-3 persons.
• 2 buns
• 2 x 1/4 lbs ground beef (formed into balls)
• salt to taste
• 2-4 tbsp mayonnaise
• a small handful of iceberg lettuce (chopped)
• 4-5 pickle slices
• 1/2 red onion (thinly sliced)
• 1 cheddar cheese slice
Toast the buns on the grill until golden brown.
Once done, remove from the grill.
Place the bun slices on a work surface.
Spread 1-2 tbsp of mayonnaise on the top and bottom bun.
On the bottom bun, add a small handful of chopped iceberg lettuce.
Add pickle slices and thin slices of red onion.
Set aside while grilling the patties.
Season both sides of ground beef balls with salt.
Place them on the grill.
Put a piece of parchment paper on top of each beef ball.
Smash each ball to make a patty using a smasher and a spatula.
Grill for 1-2 minutes until cooked.
Flip on the other side and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Add a slice of cheddar cheese on top of one patty.
Add the other patty on top of the cheese.
Remove from the grill using a spatula and add on the bun.
Cover with the top bun.
Tips and ideas:
You can use a skillet if you don’t have a grill.
Serve with (or without) fries.
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwgn5k_TzKM