Smashed Cheeseburgers

Cook Time

10 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

10 mins




1/2 lb Bacon, half slices

1 tbsp Butter

8 Cheddar Cheese, Slices

2 lbs Ground Beef

4 Hamburger Buns

1 Jalapeño, sliced thin

Pit Boss Chop House Steak Rub

1 Yellow Onion, sliced thin

Cooking Instructions

No need to head out, you can get your favorite burger joint’s juicy, crispy Smashed Cheeseburgers right at home. These thin, diner-style burgers are exactly what the name says: burgers that have been smashed. When you press down on a burger on the griddle, it increases the contact of the meat with heat, creating a crispy outer crust. The thinner patty also makes it ideal for stacking and smothering in cheddar cheese, bacon, onions and jalapenos. 

Note: This recipe uses Pit Boss Chop House Steak Rub. 

  1. In a mixing bowl, add ground beef and season with Chop House. Divide into 12 meatballs.
  2. 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.
  3. Lay out burger buns to toast, then turn off the burner, keeping the buns in place to keep warm.
  4. 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.
  5. Assemble each smashed burger: bottom bun, cheeseburger stack, bacon, caramelized onions, sliced jalapeño, top bun.

Special Tools

  • Metal Spatula
  • Mixing Bowl

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

Don’t leave your griddle, these smash burgers will cook quickly! Make sure you have all your cheese and toppings with you, ready to go.

Diet Info

  • Flexible Dieting

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