Gaby Dalkin's Grilled Smashed Burgers


"It's the classic cookout favorite but elevated just a touch," says the food blogger and author of the new Eat What You Want cookbook.

Gaby Dalkin’s Grilled Smashed Burgers

1 lb. ground chuck

1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder

1/4 Tbsp. onion powder

3/4 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

4 slices Swiss or cheddar cheese

4 brioche hamburger buns, split

1. Place ground chuck, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl; mix using your hands to combine. Shape mixture evenly into 4 very thin (about 1/2-inch-thick) patties.

2. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium high (400° to 450°). Place patties on oiled grates; grill, uncovered until charred on bottoms, about 4 minutes. Flip patties; cook until other side is well-charred and a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meat registers 155°, 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Remove patties from grill; top each with 1 cheese slice. Let stand until cheese melts, about 1 minute.

4. While cheese melts, place buns on grill, cut-side down. Grill, uncovered, until buns are lightly toasted and grill marks appear, about 30 seconds. Remove from grill. Place patties on grilled buns; add your desired toppings (see below for suggestions).

Burger Toppings (pictured clockwise from top)

Sauteed peppers and onions with fontina cheese

Barbecue sauce and coleslaw

Guacamole, charred corn and pico de gallo

Serves: 4

Active time: 15 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

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