How to Cook Smash Burgers

Smash Burgers Recipe

This delicious yet simple recipe will have everyone wondering what you're cookin’. Learn from SCHEELS Grilling Expert James how smashing your burgers can up your grilling game. The caramelizing technique combined with melted cheese is the perfect combination for your next grill out.

30 mins.
15 mins.
15 mins.

Nothing screams burgers like a backyard BBQ and a Blackstone. This recipe is so simple and quick, you will want to use it every time! Start out by heating up the griddle and rub on some butter. Ball up your ground beef, slap it on the grill, and use your burger press to smash it down. Repeat with all of your patties, then sprinkle on our favorite burger dry rub, the Kosmos Q Texas Beef Dry Rub. As the patties begin to brown and crisp up, flip them using your Blackstone Hamburger Spatula and smashing them again using the burger press. Once those burgers are done, melt some sliced cheese on top by covering them with a basting cover. Toast your buns, build your burgers, and top them with all of your favorite toppings!




  1. Roll burgers into ¼ lb balls.
  2. Turn the griddle on medium high and put some butter on the grill when it has reached temperature.
  3. Keep smashing down the burgers so they remain ultra thin and crispy on the edges.
  4. Add some Kosmos Texas Beef seasoning and flip to cook the other side.
  5. As burgers are nearing completion, clear juices running out the top, place your cheese on the patties and place the basting cover over the top to allow the cheese to melt further.
  6. You can butter the griddle or use the burger grease to toast your buns.
  7. Place burgers on the bun with desired toppings.