This classic diner burger sports a cripy seasoned crust and gooey melted cheese. It's infinitely customizable, but be sure to bring your napkin!
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Keyword: Burger, Cheeseburger, Smash Burger
Servings: 4Double Burgers
Griddle or cast iron skillet
Salt and Pepperto taste
Portion out eight 3 ounce portions of ground chuck.
Gently form the ground chuck into thick puck shaped patties.
Toast your buns if desired and place the patties, one at a time, on your very hot griddle or in your cast iron skillet.
As you place each patty use the bottom of your spatula to press firmly on the patty smashing it onto the griddle and spreading out the meat, hold for about 30 seconds.
Season generously with salt and pepper and repeat with remaining patties.
Allow the patties to cook, about a minute or two should do it and flip by using your spatula to scrape under the patty being sure to keep the crust intact. You may need to do a little bit at a time for each side of the patty.
Season the other side with salt and pepper and top with cheese.
We do this outside on the Blackstone and have made them in a cast iron pan on the grill. If you can do it outside I recommend it as these splatter and smoke.