Classic Smashed Cheeseburger
Classic Smashed Cheeseburger
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 40 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    We've got the secret to cooking a burger that's crispy on the outside, yet juicy on the inside: Freeze the patties for 15 minutes before cooking, then use two large griddle spatulas to smash them flat against the hottest skillet possible. Freezing the meat prevents it from cooking too quickly in the middle, which gives you time to get that deeply browned crust.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 pound freshly ground sirloin
    • 1/4 pound freshly ground brisket (if you can't find brisket, substitute ground chuck)
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more if needed
    • 4 potato rolls, preferably Martin's brand
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • Kosher salt, to taste
    • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 4 slices American cheese
    • Four 1/4-inch-thick tomato slices
    • 4 burger-sized pieces green-leaf lettuce
    • Epicurious Not-So-Secret Sauce
    • 2 large griddle spatulas

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 498 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 30 g 46.15%
    • Saturated Fat: 12 g 62.03%
    • Trans Fat: 1 g %
    • Cholesterol: 96 mg 31.87%
    • Sodium: 1040 mg 43.35%
    • Calcium: 231 mg 23.14%
    • Potassium: 213 mg 6.08%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.39%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 30 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 8.99%
    • Sugar: 7 g
    • Protein: 30 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 23.82%
    • Vitamin C 3.76%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat4
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total3 oz-eq

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