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Fried onion smash burger on a sesame seed bun


  • Author: Debi


A thin crispy charred beef patty that has been SMASHED for that perfect sized burger – just like Five Guys!


  • 1 lb. Ground Beef (80/20 ratio)
  • 1 Large Onion, cut into half moon slices
  • 1 teaspoon Sea salt
  • Hamburger buns
  • Cheese
  • Condiments of choice


  1. Peel the outer layer of the onion and cut the root off both ends.  Cut the onion in half and place the even side down.  Cut the onion in half moon thin slices.  Place the onion in a bowl and sprinkle with salt.  Mix the onions around.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Form 4 even size meatballs with the beef.   Place on a plate or platter.
  3. Tear a square piece of parchment paper.
  4. Drain the onions and squeeze out any excess moisture.  Place in a clean bowl.
  5. Lightly oil a VERY HOT griddle and place the onions on it.  Drizzle a little more oil on top.
  6. Place the ground beef ball on the grill and put the parchment paper on top.  Smash the ball with a heavy duty spatula, small cast iron skillet or press.  Peel off the paper and repeat 3 times.
  7. Cook the burgers undisturbed for 4-5 minutes.  Using the side of the spatula, quickly go between the burger and grill to loosen – flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes on the other side.   Flip the onions and add more oil if necessary.
  8. Place the buns on the grill if desired.  Add cheese if desired.
  9. Assemble your burger and enjoy!

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