BBQ Smash Burgers


BBQ Smash Burgers (serves 4)

This might just be the best burger I've ever eaten. It's so basic, but this is proof you don't need to mess about too much to create incredible tasting food. The most important part of this recipe is to get the best quality mince, your budget will allow. I actually go to my local butchers and ask them to pop some chuck steak through the mincer for me, this not only has incredible flavour but also a perfect fat to meat ratio. I like to serve my simply with onion, ketchup and mustard, and whilst my Mrs loves gherkins as far as I'm concerned, they can get in the bin.




  • 600g beef mince
  • 8 slices processed cheese
  • ½ onion very finely diced
  • Yellow mustard
  • Tomato Ketchup
  • Gherkins if you like the horrible things
  • 4 toasted brioche buns


  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet or flat top over the flames of your barbecue until screaming hot. Divide the beef mince into eight equal sized balls weighing 75g each. Place the balls onto the flat top and use something heavy to smash down into a patty. Season with salt and pepper them once the burger has had time to form a crust, flip it over, then lay on a slice of cheese. Stack two of the patties on top of each other then pop on the bun lid. Dress the base of the bun with onion, ketchup, mustard and some gherkins, if you can stand them then place the patty stack on top.

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