If you love smashed burgers but don’t want to go out every time you want one, find out how to make your new favorite at home with these tips for making amazing smashed burgers at home.
Not to be confused with the restaurant title, a smashed burger is a type of hamburger. You might recognize smashed burgers similar to the patties you get from most fast-food restaurants. This is the case especially in the Midwest, where smashed burgers originated. Smashed burgers have much thinner hamburger patties with crispy, almost burnt edges to really bring out the flavor. Many restaurants offer them in doubles because of how thin they are.
The main difference lies in the cooking technique. When you cook a regular hamburger patty, you typically let it rest on the grill until the meat is ready for you to flip it over. The technique for a smashed burger is a bit different, and it’s how the variety got its name: you apply pressure to the meat while it’s cooking to “smash” it down. This creates a thinner patty that many people say has a more concentrated flavor.
You can recreate the taste of your favorite restaurant’s smashed burgers at home by following these steps:
Now that you know these tips for making amazing smashed burgers at home, you can skip going out to your favorite restaurant and make these burgers from the comfort of home. For even more convenience, order your butcher meat online here at Vincent’s Meat Market. You can order ground beef perfect for smashed burgers and more.