This is a pub-style recipe, one that uses classic burger ingredients. Think of it as a seasonal splurge!
TIPS to get the perfect smash burger with a crisp exterior:
2 tbsp fresh olive oil
1 pound medium/learn ground beef, at least 20% fat (not extra lean)
4 to 8 Kraft-style cheese slices (or preferred thinly sliced cheddar alternative)
4 brioche rolls, toasted
Kosher salt to taste
Optional condiments: Drizzles of infused GARLIC olive oil & FIG balsamic, store-bought ketchup and mayonnaise, lettuce, dill pickle slices
Heat frying pan or skillet over medium-high then add olive oil. Divide ground beef into 4 equal portions, not patties. Place in pan 1 to 2 at a time. Take a flat metal spatula and form a patty with rough edges. Avoid trying to round the edges. Sprinkle with salt to taste. Cook for 2 minutes, undisturbed, until pan-side of patty is completely seared and you can lift freely. Flip and place one to two cheese slices on top. Cook for 1 minute until cheese is completely melted. Place on toasted brioche roll. Add condiments.