Copycat Smashburger Hamburgers

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Love Smashburger but not the price? Make your own copycat Smashburger hamburgers with this easy recipe!

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Copycat Smashburger Hamburgers


¼ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

1 teaspoon pickle brine

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon paprika

salt and pepper, to taste

1¼ lb. ground beef

8 slices of thin bacon

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

3 tablespoon butter

4 hamburger buns

4 slices American cheese

12 dill pickle chips

8 thin slices tomato

8 thin slices red onion

8 lettuce leaves


In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, yellow mustard, and pickle brine. Mix well and set aside.

In another small bowl combine the onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

In a large bowl combine the ground beef and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and divide into 4 large balls.

Place 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Allow the butter to melt. Place the cut Kaiser rolls cut side down in the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they are lightly browned. Remove from pan and place on a plate.

Place 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add one ball of ground beef to the pan and press down firmly with 2 large crisscrossed metal spatulas for 10 seconds. Remove the spatulas and sprinkle the beef patty with the onion and garlic powder mixture. Allow to cook for 2 minutes then flip. (At this point begin cooking a second burger patty). Sprinkle the other side with the seasoning mix and top with a slice of cheese. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from skillet and keep warm. Fry bacon til done, but still limp. Set aside and drain.

Repeat with the remaining tablespoon of butter and remaining 2 balls of ground beef.

To serve spread the mustard mixture on the bun tops. Place the burger patties on the bottom buns and top with pickles, tomato, red onions, and lettuce. Top with the bun tops and serve.

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