Smash Burgers

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Rules for making the perfect burger are simple. Form beef into patties, place on a hot grill or pan, heat on one side, flip only once, and then take off when at the perfect temperature. Never press down or keep flipping the burgers while cooking. If you follow these rules, the burgers will come out with a crisp outside and a nice and juicy inside.

This recipe; however, breaks the rule of “never press down” and still comes out tasty.


  • 1.5 lb ground beef
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Roasted peppers or toppings of your choice
  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese
  • Wheat bread or buns


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the beef, jalapeno, and salt and pepper. Weigh out 1-2 oz portions and round into balls. (Should make about six balls/patties.)
  2. Heat non-stick skillet or pan to high heat. Take one of your balls and place in the skillet. Take another pan and place on top of the patty. Put rock or brick in center of pan and let patty cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Take off rock and pan from top of patty. Flip patty and put pan and rock back on for 2 more minutes. Take off rock and pan again. Add cheese and let melt on top of patty.
  4. Repeat this process for remaining balls/patties.
  5. Once patties are cooked, take a slice of bread and place a patty on top. Top with roasted peppers (or toppings of your choice) then add another slice of bread on top. Repeat for all patties then enjoy!

My Conclusion:

This recipe is in my budget section because I only spent about $5 for all these ingredients! What a bargain! The beef was on sale and I had a coupon for the cheese, jalapeño, and bread. You would pay way more for fast food meals. With this recipe, you can now spend more time with your family in the kitchen.  You can also use up any leftover veggies you have in the fridge. It’s a win-win!

Be sure to comment below and let me know your favorite burger recipes that don’t follow the rules.

Peace and Blessings 😊

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