Classic Smashburgers Recipe

Classic Smashburgers Recipe

Perfect for your next cookout (Memorial Day is fast approaching!), these thin, diner-inspired smash burgers are kicked up a notch courtesy of the buttery goodness of The Backyard – Better Burger Seasoning, the Featured Dry Rub in our May 2022 box, Smoke & Spice.

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Classic Smashburgers Recipe

Classic Smashburgers feat. The Backyard – Better Burger Seasoning

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These thin, diner-style burgers are exactly what the name says: burgers that have been smashed!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Spatula or Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl (for smashing the burgers)


  • 1 tsp The Backyard Better Burger Seasoning (May 2022 featured dry rub)
  • 1 ¼ lbs Ground Beef (try 80/20)
  • 4 slices Muenster Cheese
  • 4 oz Brown Ale
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
  • Kosher Salt (to taste)
  • 4 Hamburger Buns or Kaiser Rolls (try brioche)


  • In a mixing bowl, add ground beef and mix in The Backyard Better Burger Seasoning. Then, portion out eight 2.5 oz balls.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook 2 burgers at a time: Place meatballs 3” apart in the skillet. Using a metal spatula or stainless steel mixing bowl, smash down each meatball to ¼” thickness and sear 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Place cheese on one patty, then top with the other. Transfer each smashed stack to a sheet tray while cooking remaining burgers.
  • Add onions to skillet, being sure to scrape up any seared bits. Sauté for 2 minutes, then deglaze pan with beer.  Continue to cook for 3 minutes, until beer is reduced and onions are caramelized. Stir in butter and season with salt and pepper.
  • Assemble each smashed burger: bottom bun, cheeseburger stack, caramelized onions, top bun.


Thanks to PS Seasoning for this smashburger recipe!
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Keyword cheeseburger, dry rub, featured box item, PS Seasoning


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