Smashing Patty with Secret Sauce

Smashing Patty with Secret Sauce

Calling all burger lovers! Today, we’re grilling up a masterpiece – the Smashing Patty with Secret Sauce. This recipe promises to take your burger game to the next level with a juicy, perfectly smashed patty and a flavor-packed sauce with a touch of mystery.


  • For the Smashing Patties:
    • 1 pound ground beef (80% lean is recommended)
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Hamburger buns of your choice
    • Cheese slices (optional)
  • For the Secret Sauce (inspired flavors):
    • Mayonnaise
    • Ketchup
    • Dijon mustard
    • Worcestershire sauce
    • Paprika
    • Garlic powder
    • Onion powder
    • Pickle relish (optional)
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Prep the Patties: Divide the ground beef into equal portions and gently form them into balls slightly larger than your burger buns. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat It Up: Preheat a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of oil to prevent sticking.
  3. Smash Time! Place a seasoned beef ball on the hot surface. Using a sturdy spatula or burger press, firmly smash the ball down to create a thin patty. This creates a crispy, flavorful crust.
  4. Cook to Perfection: Cook each patty for 2-3 minutes per side, depending on your desired doneness. Add cheese slices during the last minute for melty goodness.
  5. Toast the Buns: While the patties cook, toast your buns lightly for a touch of warmth and crunch.
  6. Secret Sauce Magic: Now for the secret sauce! In a bowl, combine equal parts mayonnaise, ketchup, and Dijon mustard (start with 1/4 cup each). Add a splash of Worcestershire sauce for depth, then sprinkle in paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder to taste. For a touch of sweetness and tang, you can also add some pickle relish (optional). Finally, season with salt and pepper and mix everything until well combined.
  7. Assemble Your Masterpiece: Spread a generous amount of Secret Sauce on the toasted buns. Place the hot patty on the bottom bun, followed by your favorite toppings (lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, etc.). Top it all off with the other bun and gently press down.
  8. Burger Bliss: Take a bite and experience pure burger bliss! The juicy patty, creamy sauce, and fresh toppings create a flavor explosion in every mouthful.


  • Feel free to adjust the ingredient quantities in the Secret Sauce to create your own perfect flavor profile. The goal is to achieve a balance of creamy, tangy, and savory.
  • This recipe is perfect for backyard barbecues or a solo burger indulgence.
  • With its juicy patty and flavorful sauce, the Smashing Patty is sure to leave you satisfied and wanting more.

So ditch the ordinary and get ready to smash, smother, and savor! This recipe is your key to unlocking burger perfection. Happy grilling!

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