oklahoma smash burger

oklahoma smash burger
oklahoma smash burger
oklahoma smash burger

oklahoma smash burger

The @chubbyfellowlondon himself taught me this recipe for Oklahoma smash burgers. It's an interesting twist on the classic smash burger you don't often see in the UK; You lay sliced raw onion onto the beef patty as it cooks, so in the end you have a mix of charred and raw onion as the topping. Such an interesting technique and it pays off. Massively. 
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 943 kcal


  • 250 g beef mince
  • 0.5 white onion
  • burger buns
  • American cheese slices
  • American mustard
  • ketchup
  • mayo
  • garlic powder
  • a handful of gherkins finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil


  • First make your burger sauce. Combine equal quantities of mayo, ketchup and American mustard in a bowl. Mix in your chopped gherkins along with a pinch of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Taste and adjust to your liking.
  • Put a frying pan on a medium-high heat. In a bowl season your mince with salt and pepper, then break up and shape into four equal-sized balls.
  • When your pan is hot, add a touch of oil then add two of the balls to the pan. Immediately top each mince ball with a handful of slice onions and smash down with a spatula until the burger patty is flat. Using a piece of greaseproof paper between the spatula and patty is a good tip to prevent things sticking!
  • Char on one side for a couple of minutes. You want to form a good crust! It's fine if the onions fall into the pan and crisp up (in fact I encourage it). When you're ready, flip the patty and lay on a slice of cheese. Cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat down slightly to melt the cheese.
  • Slice and toast your buns, then you're ready to plate! Start with a good amount of burger sauce, followed by one (or two!) cheesy patties. Finish with some more burger sauce and the top bun. Heaven.


Sodium: 1278mgCalcium: 158mgVitamin C: 6mgVitamin A: 186IUSugar: 9gFiber: 3gPotassium: 892mgCholesterol: 185mgCalories: 943kcalTrans Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 22gFat: 67gProtein: 49gCarbohydrates: 32gIron: 7mg
Keyword american, burger, burger sauce, oklahoma smash burger, onions, patty, smash burger
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