Classic Blackstone Smash Burgers With Smash Sauce

Juicy Blackstone Smash Burger Recipe! This burger is so easy to make and has a perfectly crispy crust.

The Blackstone smash burgers are a crowd favorite and also filling enough for large crowd gatherings. With only one spatula, you can create this delicious meal at medium-high temperature in just 10 minutes over your flat top griddle.

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The best Blackstone smash burgers are made with ground beef, but turkey can also be a delicious alternative. I have a classic Reddit approved turkey smash burgers recipe for your Blackstone griddle as well.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This Blackstone Smash Burger recipe is a must-try for burger enthusiasts, offering a blend of juiciness and flavor that’s hard to resist. Here’s why you’ll love it:

Quick and Easy: You can prepare these mouthwatering burgers in just 10 minutes, making them a perfect choice for a fast and satisfying meal.

Customizable: Tailor your burgers to your taste with various toppings, sauces, and seasonings, creating a unique culinary experience every time.

Perfectly Juicy: The smashing technique and high cooking temperature ensure that your burgers stay juicy, with the right amount of crispiness.

Ingredients For Smash Burgers on Blackstone

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef (yields 8 beef balls)
  • Seasonings of your choice (1.5 teaspoons salt, 0.5 teaspoon black pepper, optional: garlic powder, Blackstone griddle burger seasoning)
  • Butter for frying
  • 4 slices of Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Toppings of your choice (tomato slices, shredded iceberg lettuce, shredded onions, pickles, bacon strips, or any other preference)
  • Sauces of your choice (mayonnaise, mustard sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, or any desired smash sauce)


  • Spatula and Scraper (for griddle cleaning, optional)

How to make Smash Burgers On Blackstone


1- Prepare the Ground Beef

The first step in creating my crowd favorite Blackstone smash burger recipe is dividing ground beef into eight portions.

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I like a double patty smash burger recipe, so make sure the portions are fairly consistent. I roll them loosely into balls and refrigerate them while getting my other ingredients ready.

When preparing the meatballs, don’t use too much force to pack them; instead, gently roll them so they’re easier to smash on the griddle.

2- Prep Vegetables

The next step is to prepare the vegetables. I finely grate the onions to add to my special sauce mix. Iceberg lettuce is great for adding crunch to the Blackstone smash burgers recipe. Finely dice into shredded form. Finally, I prep thinly sliced tomatoes to put into my smash burgers.

3- Crisp the Buns

The next step is to crisp the hamburger buns to a light golden on your Blackstone griddle while it’s medium hot.

I like to do this step beforehand so as to avoid any beef sticking to the buns. Butter the buns and place them on your Blackstone griddle. This is a great time to start preheating the griddle for the best Blackstone smash burgers.

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smash burgers on blackstone

4- Cook the Beef Patties

Set the griddle heat to medium-high (approximately 400 degrees). Space out the meatballs on the griddle, allowing ample cooking space for each ball.

Place a piece of parchment paper on the balls to prevent sticking to the spatula or your burger press.

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smashed burgers on blackstone
smashed burgers on blackstone

5- Season and Add Cheese

Season the smashed beef with salt and pepper on one side. Carefully flip the patties after they sear nicely. Place a cheese slice on each patty to melt.

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6- Assemble the Burgers

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Spread sauce on the bottom buns, followed by lettuce and tomato slices. Add double patties and cover with the top bun.

For extra juiciness and flavor, consider making double-patty burgers. Wrap the burgers in parchment squares for serving.

7- Cooking Temperature

The optimal temperature for cooking smash burgers on a Blackstone griddle is around 400 degrees (medium-high heat).

8- Cooking Time

Cold patties take about 2-3 minutes to char on both sides. Cook for 1.5 minutes on one side and 1 minute on the other, depending on the griddle’s temperature.

9- Enjoy Your Juicy Smash Burgers

Savor the taste, texture, and simplicity of these smash burgers. Customize your burger with various toppings and seasonings to suit your preferences.

I like to wrap my Blackstone smash burgers in parchment squares to keep them intact.

Tips for Making Smash Burgers on Blackstone Griddle

  • Use parchment paper between the burger and the griddle press to prevent sticking.
  • When preparing the meatballs, don’t use too much force to pack them; instead, gently roll them so they’re easier to smash on the griddle.
  • Prepare toppings like sauteed jalapenos, onions, and mushrooms before cooking the burgers.
  • Add butter to the buns for a crispy, buttery flavor. You can use a butter wheel. Place the bun spread side down on the griddle. Once it gets lightly browned or toasted, remove it from the griddle. This will give the bun a crispy buttery flavor.

Blackstone Smash Burger Sauce

No Smashburger is complete without its signature smash sauce! It’s a nice alternative to ketchup and other sauces because it’s creamier and has more flavor. The heat from the sauce pairs well with the crispy patty on their burger.

Smash Sauce is a simple sauce that uses mayonnaise and mustard, adding in some dill pickles and pickle juice to create more of a tang.

No Smashburger is complete without its signature smash sauce. It’s a creamy, flavorful alternative to traditional condiments like ketchup. Here’s how to make it:


  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • Dill pickles
  • Pickle juice
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Mix mayonnaise and mustard.
  2. Add finely chopped dill pickles and a splash of pickle juice for tang.
  3. Incorporate a splash of vegetable oil to enhance the flavors.
  4. Chill the sauce in the fridge for at least four hours for the best taste.

Tips for Making Smash Burgers on Blackstone Griddle

  • When you put your patties on the griddle, put parchment paper in between the burger and the griddle press to keep it from sticking. The parchment paper is non-stick, so it’ll prevent a mess and make it easier to clean up when you’re done cooking!
  • When preparing the meatballs, don’t use too much force to pack them; instead, gently roll them so they’re easier to smash on the griddle.

Toppings For Blackstone Griddle Smash Burger

Cheese (Cheddar, American, pepper jack, swiss)



Tomato slices

Shredded iceberg lettuce



Bacon strips


Fried egg

Sautéed jalapenos

Sauteed Onions

Sauteed Bell pepper



  • Experiment with additional toppings such as sauteed mushrooms, bell peppers, or even a fried egg for a gourmet twist.
  • Customize your sauce with unique flavors or a hint of spice for a personalized touch.


  • Swap out the beef for ground turkey to create a leaner alternative with a different flavor profile.
  • Opt for different types of cheese to find the perfect combination for your palate.

Storage and Freezing:

Storage: Leftover burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Make sure to separate the buns from the meat to maintain their texture.

Freezing: While these burgers are best enjoyed fresh, you can freeze the cooked patties. Place parchment paper between each patty to prevent sticking, and store them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw and reheat when ready to enjoy.

Note: Reheating frozen patties may slightly alter their texture, but they’ll still be delicious.


What temperature to cook smash burgers on a Blackstone griddle?

The optimal temperature for cooking smash burgers on a Blackstone griddle is around 400 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately medium-high heat). This high heat is essential to achieve the desired crust and sear on the burgers.
Cooking at this temperature ensures that the patties cook quickly and evenly, resulting in a crispy exterior while maintaining juiciness on the inside.

For the Blackstone heating zone, check this.

How long to cook Smash burgers on Blackstone?

The cold patties take about two to three minutes to get charred on both sides, depending upon the temperature of the griddle.
First, cook for one and a half minutes on one side and spend the other minute cooking the other side of the patty.

How to make Juicy Blackstone smash burgers?

The juiciest smash burgers are made with high-quality ground beef. Make sure the meat you use is 80% lean and 20% fat to create the perfect patty, which is also thin and juicy enough for your smash burgers.

If you are a burger person like me, then the above-mentioned thin and juicy Blackstone smash burger recipe is going to be a hit for you.
Always cook parties at high temperatures.

The fast, even cooking on the griddle, ensures that the burgers remain juicy. In cold ground beef, the facts are solid, which means that it’s important to cook them quickly in order to maintain their juiciness.

Blackstone Smash Burgers

These Blackstone Smash Burgers are the full of flavors. With their thin, crispy patties and mouthwatering toppings, they're a must-try for any burger enthusiast. Get ready for a juicy, satisfying burger experience on your griddle!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Calories: 350kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef (yields 8 beef balls)S4
  • Seasonings of your choice (salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc.)
  • 4 slices Cheddar Cheese
  • Butter for frying
  • 4 Hamburger buns
  • Toppings of your choice (lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, bacon, etc.)
  • Sauces of your choice (mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, etc.)


  • Divide the ground beef into eight portions and roll them into loose balls. Refrigerate while preparing other ingredients.
  • Prepare vegetables by finely grating onions, dicing lettuce, and thinly slicing tomatoes.
  • Crisp the hamburger buns on the griddle while it's medium-hot. Butter the buns and set aside.
  • Heat the griddle to medium-high (approximately 400 degrees) and start cooking the beef patties. Place a piece of parchment paper on each ball to prevent sticking. Press each ball thin to create a patty.
  • Season the patties with salt and pepper. After flipping, add a slice of cheese to each patty to melt.
  • Assemble the burgers by spreading sauce on the bottom buns, adding lettuce, tomato slices, and two beef patties. Top with the second bun.

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