Cheese burger on wood board with bacon and fries on the side

Smashed Cheeseburgers

Smashed Cheeseburgers

Category Game Day Beef Lunch Dinner Quick and Easy Griddle July 4th Fathers Day
Servings 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Fire up your griddle and achieve the perfect smash burger right at home or at your next tailgate. These cheeseburgers are piled high with bacon, caramelized onions, and jalapenos.

Pit Boss Kitchen
Cheese burger on wood board with bacon and fries on the side


  • 1/2 lb Bacon, half slices
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 8 Cheddar Cheese, Slices
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 1 Jalapeno, sliced thin
  • 1 Yellow Onion, sliced thin

Special Tools

  • Mixing Bowl


  1. In a mixing bowl, add ground beef and season with Pit Boss Chophouse Steak Rub. Divide into 12 meatballs.
  1. Fire up your Pit Boss Griddle and heat the griddle over medium heat, then add bacon slices. Render out fat, then caramelize onion in bacon fat, plus butter.
  1. Lay out burger buns to toast, then turn off the burner, keeping the buns in place to keep warm.
  1. Move bacon and onions to the side to keep warm, then, place 6 meatballs in their place. Using a metal spatula or stainless steel mixing bowl, smash down each meatball to ¼ inch thickness. Sear 1 to 2 minutes per side. Place cheese on 4 of 6 patties, then top with the other. Repeat this step with the remaining 6 meatballs.
  1. Assemble each smashed burger bottom bun, cheeseburger stack, bacon, caramelized onions, sliced jalapeño, top bun.
Recipe Note

This recipe can be cooked on any of our Pit Boss griddles.