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You’re going to LOVE these BBQ Bacon Blackstone Smash Burgers! They’re super juicy, packed with flavor, and so much fun to make.

Blackstone Smash Burgers on a wooden plate

If you’ve never tried making Blackstone smash burgers before, you’re in for a treat. My family absolutely goes crazy for them.

Lily yells “smash burgers!” every time we make these, haha! These burgers are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner, a BBQ with friends, or just because you’re craving a delicious burger.

Smash burgers are all about that crispy, caramelized edge and juicy center. The thin patty does that for you.

You get to smash the ground beef balls yourself! It’s such a fun and interactive way to cook, and it makes the burgers taste amazing.

Using a Blackstone griddle makes this process even easier and more enjoyable. The flat top grill gives you a large, even cooking surface, perfect for making multiple burgers at once.

And trust me, once you try these, you’ll never want to go back to regular burgers again!

So, let’s get into this easy and delicious Blackstone Smash Burgers. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, you’ll find this recipe simple and straightforward. 

a hand holding up Blackstone Smash Burgers in air

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. Crispy Edges and Juicy Centers: The smashing technique creates crispy edges and a juicy center, making these burgers super delicious.
  2. Simple Ingredients: Using common ingredients like ground beef and simple spices ensures that anyone can make these without a trip to a specialty store.
  3. Fun to Make: Smashing the burgers is not only effective but also a lot of fun, making this a great recipe to try with family and friends.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground beef (80/20)
  • Bacon
  • Butter
  • Small onions
  • Vegetable oil
  • BBQ sauce
  • Cheddar Cheese
ingredients needed to make Blackstone Smash Burgers

HOW TO MAKE BLACKSTONE SMASH BURGERS:

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
  2. Portion the ground beef into 3-ounce sections and roll them into balls. You will have 8 portions.
  3. Preheat your flat-top griddle surface to medium.
  4. Cook the bacon until crispy, 8-10 minutes. Place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Add a few tablespoons of butter to the grill and let it melt.
  6. Add the onions and toss to coat in the butter. 
  7. Season with about ¼ of the seasoning mixture. Toss with a spatula frequently until they wilt and begin to brown 8-10 minutes. Take off the heat.
  8. Turn up the heat to high and grease the flattop with the oil.
  9. Season the burger balls with some of the seasoning mixture on the top.
  10. Place the balls, seasoning side down onto the grill. 
  11. Using a piece of parchment paper and a weight, smash each ball down as thin as you can, really concentrating on the edges.
  12. Season this side after smashing.
  13. Allow to cook until the meat looks lacey and browns around the edges, about 2-3 minutes.
  14. Using a scraper, scrape under the patty and flip it over. 
  15. Brush this side with the BBQ sauce.
  16. Immediately add a slice of cheese.
  17. Continue to cook until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
  18. For doubles, stack one patty on top of another. 
  19. Take off the grill and serve immediately with the bacon, and onions on the buns of your choice.
collage of images showing how to make Blackstone Smash Burgers

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

The best beef to use is 80/20 ground chuck.

This higher fat content gives you enough to keep the burgers juicy and flavorful.

The last thing you want is to have that burger patty get all dried out.

You want high heat to cook these juicy burgers fast and hot.

Trust me when I say that homemade smash burgers will be your new favorite thing.

No, you don’t have to use a Blackstone griddle.

You can also use a cast iron skillet or a sturdy electric griddle.

The key is to have a hot, flat surface to smash the burgers on.

The flat top griddle is just a fun and convenient way to make these flavorful burgers.

Try a flattop grill sometime, if you haven’t before. You’ll love it!

up close image of Blackstone Smash Burgers with onions, bacon, and bbq sauce

Looking for the perfect smash burgers? Well, sometimes that takes some experimentation.

See which one of these might be your favorite toppings.

  • Blue Cheese: Crumble some blue cheese on top for a tangy flavor.
  • Pepper Jack Cheese: Add some spice with pepper jack cheese.
  • Avocado Slices: Top your burgers with fresh avocado slices for creaminess.
  • Jalapenos: Add sliced jalapenos for a kick of heat.
  • Sautéed Mushrooms: Add some sautéed mushrooms for an earthy flavor.
  • Fried Egg: Top your burger with a fried egg for an extra treat.
  • Pickles: Add pickles for a tangy crunch.
  • Lettuce: Fresh lettuce adds a nice crunch.
  • Tomato Slices: Add juicy tomato slices for a fresh taste.
  • Special Sauce: Mix mayo, ketchup, and a bit of pickle juice for a delicious burger sauce.
  • Your favorite burger sauce: Don’t forget, these burgers are about what you like.

This easy recipe can stand a few simple swaps.

Aren’t Blackstone recipes the best way to go??

  • Turkey: Use ground turkey instead of beef for a leaner option.
  • Swiss Cheese: Substitute cheddar with Swiss cheese or American cheese for a different flavor.
  • Whole Wheat Buns: Use whole wheat buns for a healthier option.
  • Olive Oil: Substitute vegetable oil with olive oil for a different taste.
  • Turkey Bacon: Replace regular bacon with turkey bacon for a lighter option.
farther away image of a finishes Blackstone Smash Burgers on a plate with onion rings

Refrigerator: Store any leftover burger patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezer: You can freeze the cooked burger patties.

Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag or container.

They’ll keep for up to 3 months. Reheat in the oven or microwave.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • Preheat the Griddle: Make sure your griddle is preheated to high heat before you start cooking the burgers.
  • Smash Hard: Use a heavy-duty spatula or burger press to smash the burgers as thin as possible for the best crispy edges.
  • Season Well: Don’t skimp on the seasoning. It adds a lot of flavor to the burgers.
  • Use Parchment Paper: Place a piece of parchment paper over the burger before smashing to prevent sticking.
  • Rest the Patties: Let the smashed patties rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute.
  • Serve Hot: These burgers are best served hot off the griddle, so have your toppings and buns ready to go!
a hand holding up Blackstone Smash Burgers that has a bite taken out in air

Blackstone Smash Burgers are a must-try for any burger lover. Don’t forget to save the recipe card!

They are easy to make, super delicious, and perfect for any gathering.

Whether you’re cooking for a large crowd or just making dinner for your family, these burgers are sure to impress.

So fire up your griddle and get smashing! Enjoy!

If you’ve tried these BLACKSTONE SMASH BURGERS, let me know how it turned out in the comments! You can follow me over on PINTEREST, INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK to find some more of our mouthwatering recipes! 

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4 from 2 votes

BBQ Bacon Blackstone Smash Burgers Recipe

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 24 minutes
You’re going to LOVE these BBQ Bacon Blackstone Smash Burgers! They’re super juicy, packed with flavor, and so much fun to make.
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, stir together the salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika.
    1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Portion the ground beef into 3-ounce sections and roll them into balls. You will have 8 portions.
    24 ounces ground beef
  • Preheat your flat-top griddle surface to medium.
  • Cook the bacon until crispy, 8-10 minutes. Place on a paper towel-lined plate.
    8 strips bacon
  • Add a few tablespoons of butter to the grill and let it melt.
    3 tablespoons butter
  • Add the onions and toss to coat in the butter.
    4 small onions
  • Season with about ¼ of the seasoning mixture. Toss with a spatula frequently until they wilt and begin to brown 8-10 minutes. Take off the heat.
  • Turn up the heat to high and grease the flattop with the oil.
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Season the burger balls with some of the seasoning mixture on the top.
  • Place the balls, seasoning side down onto the grill.
  • Using a piece of parchment paper and a weight, smash each ball down as thin as you can, really concentrating on the edges.
  • Season this side after smashing.
  • Allow to cook until the meat looks lacey and browns around the edges, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Using a scraper, scrape under the patty and flip it over.
  • Brush this side with the BBQ sauce.
    1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • Immediately add a slice of cheese.
    8 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • Continue to cook until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
  • For doubles, stack one patty on top of another.
  • Take off the grill and serve immediately with the bacon, and onions on the buns of your choice.

Notes

  • Preheat the Griddle: Make sure your griddle is preheated to high heat before you start cooking the burgers.
  • Smash Hard: Use a heavy-duty spatula or burger press to smash the burgers as thin as possible for the best crispy edges.
  • Season Well: Don’t skimp on the seasoning. It adds a lot of flavor to the burgers.
  • Use Parchment Paper: Place a piece of parchment paper over the burger before smashing to prevent sticking.
  • Rest the Patties: Let the smashed patties rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute.
  • Serve Hot: These burgers are best served hot off the griddle, so have your toppings and buns ready to go!
  • Here are the tools I like to use for making juicy smash burgers:

Nutrition

Calories: 937kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 206mg | Sodium: 1175mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 310mg | Iron: 4mg
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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2 Comments

  1. Trisha Andrews says:

    3 stars
    Hi, Dana.
    Thanks for this recipe and many others. I think my dad made smash burgers in the early ’90s and they weren’t bad at all. I am willing to try this and lots more recipes in the future. You are not a Silly Girl, but you are smart. Thanks again and I hope you will respond to this message as soon as possible.

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