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. 
2.95 from 558 votes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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.


Calories: 943kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 49gFat: 67gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 3gCholesterol: 185mgSodium: 1278mgPotassium: 892mgFiber: 3gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 186IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 7mg
Keyword american, burger, burger sauce, oklahoma smash burger, onions, patty, smash burger
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