Classic Smash Burger


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Classic Smash Burger

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    Follow this classic recipe to make a deliciously crispy diner-style burger sandwiched between two buttery toasted Hy-Vee Bakery sesame seed buns. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 2
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee Worcestershire sauce
    ½ tbsp. fish sauce
    1 lbs. 90% lean Hy-Vee ground beef
    2 slice(s) Hy-Vee Cheddar cheese, divided
    2 Hy-Vee Bakery sesame seed hamburger buns, split
    2 leaves lettuce, divided; for serving
    That's Smart! hamburger dill pickle slices, for serving
    Red tomatoes, and/or yellow tomatoes, sliced, for serving
    Red onion, sliced, for serving
    Hy-Vee ketchup, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Medium bowl
    • Plastic wrap
    • Large cast-iron griddle
    • Large spatula


    1. Combine butter, Worcestershire sauce, and fish sauce in a medium bowl. Add ground beef; gently mix. Shape into 4 meatballs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over high heat. 

    2. Place a large cast-iron grilled on grill rack to preheat. Remove meatballs from refrigerator; sprinkle with Hy-Vee kosher salt and Hy-Vee coarse-ground black pepper. Place meatballs 1 inch apart on hot griddle. Sear for 30 seconds. Smash burgers to ¼-inch thickness using a large spatula. Turn burgers over; place 1 slice of cheese on top of each patty. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until cheese melts and burgers reach 160 degrees.

    3. Butter and toast 2 split Hy-Vee Bakery sesame seed hamburger buns. To assemble, place a lettuce leaf on bun bottoms' top each with 2 burgers, pickle slices, red and yellow tomato slices, red onion, ketchup, and bun top. 

    Nutrition facts


    950 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 59g
    • Cholesterol: 285mg
    • Sodium: 940mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
    • Protein: 72g

    Daily Values

    Iron 50%
    Calcium 20%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 20%