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Ultimate Smash Burger Recipe

Make these smash burgers from MEAT! using beef brisket trimmings, beef sirloin, or wild game.

Ultimate Smash Burger Recipe

You'll want to savor each bite of this juicy smashed burger. It's topped with sharp cheddar cheese, served on a buttered and toasted bun, and oh so delicious to eat! (Photo courtesy of MEAT!)

Use brisket trimmings and run them through MEAT! grinder to make an 80% meat to 20% fat grind for the patties. If you have wild game to grind, use that as your meat. Otherwise, grinding fresh beef sirloin is also a great option.

To make these burger patties in advance, prepare the ground meat ahead of time, smash each ball of meat and freeze until ready to cook. Use Freezer Paper from MEAT! to keep your hamburger meat neatly separated while frozen.

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Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 5-7 minutes


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  1. Run the meat through your MEAT! grinder to make an 80% meat to 20% fat grind for patties.
  2. Roll 80/20 ground meat into a ball.
  3. Smash each ball of meat on an oiled, hot flat top, griddle, or in a cast-iron pan. Note: If you prefer more uniform patties and don't want to "smash them", feel free to use a hamburger patty maker for perfectly formed patties.
  4. Season burger patties with Meat Church Holy Cow Rub.
  5. Top patties with razor-thin onions (best-sliced thin on a mandolin).
  6. Flip patties after 2 minutes.
  7. Top each patty with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese.
  8. Cook until the cheese is melted just right.
  9. Butter your buns and toast them on the same hot surface. Pro tip: Toast BOTH sides of the top bun.
  10. Stack smash burgers 2-3 patties high and inhale.

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