Mini BLT Smash Burgers
Sometimes I feel like cheating. Cheating on my homework, skipping a set at the gym, or eating something a little bit outside of my usual healthy diet. This time, I decided to cheat with pretzel bun mini smash burgers because I was sent pretzel buns to try out and I just couldn’t say no. It’s okay to sway from your usual path as long as it doesn’t throw you for a loop. I’m right back on the healthy wagon after these…but it was so so worth falling off of it.
These little smash burgers are pure heaven. If you love a good burger, a good BLT, and a good pretzel bun… then trust me you need this little mini burger in you life… ASAP!
I started with all of the basics. Ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper, lettuce, tomatoes and bacon. I also brought in a couple items that bring something amazing to the plate. That would be my mayo mixed with dill and garlic, and these beautiful little pretzel buns from Pretzilla.
I’m a simple cook. Since I’m not a professional chef, I have to keep things simple because I don’t know any other way. Smash burgers = simple. The thing about smash burgers is all you have to do is take a piece of meat, plop it in a hot skillet and press it down with your spatula. Flip, and smash again. Simple, and super tasty. And I also love that your hands aren’t all grimy from messing with the meat!
Cook your patties for about 2 mins each side, then toast your buns a bit in a buttered skillet until they’re a little brown on the edges. Wipe your condiment on the top and bottom bun, then stack these baby BLT’s up!
My go-to burger stacking system begins with sauce, patty, more sauce, lettuce, tomato and bacon. That’s my stacking style and I’m sticking to it!
Press these babies together and dig in. You’ll fall in love. These smash burgers are the new big thing and I totally understand and support their triumph. YUM!
- - 1 lb ground beef
- - salt and pepper to taste
- - monterey jack cheese
- To make the smash burgers, prepare your ground beef by seasoning with salt and pepper.
- Heat a cast iron skillet to medium high and season with oil.
- Place a portion of the ground beef on to the skillet and press down with your spatula. Let it sizzle and cook for about 2 minutes. Flip, smash, and cook for another 2 minutes.
- After you get as many patties as you can fit into the skillet, place a piece of cheese on each patty, turn the heat to low and cover.
- Let the cheese melt, then remove to a warm plate.