Beef-Mushroom Smash Burgers
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Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Beef-Mushroom Smash Burgers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Who doesn’t love a smash burger? The thin patties get slightly charred, which creates the best texture. And mushrooms are the perfect addition — they have a savory flavor that blends well with beef.


For the Sauce:

For the Burgers:


  1. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, mustard, sriracha and Cajun seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Make the burgers: In a large bowl, combine the beef and minced mushrooms. Divide the mixture into 8 balls, about 4 ounces each. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Add the butter. Once the skillet is very hot and the butter has melted, add the beef balls (you may need to do this in a few batches, depending on the size of your skillet or griddle). One at a time, place a burger press over each beef ball (you may want to place a small sheet of parchment on the meat in case the press sticks). Smash each burger into a flat disk for 10 seconds, applying a lot of pressure. Repeat until all the burgers are smashed.
  3. Cook the patties 2 minutes, then flip. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and press down again with the press. Continue to cook until caramelized and charred, 1 to 2 more minutes. Top each patty with a slice of cheese and let melt, 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Assemble the burgers: Spread the sauce on the bun bottoms. Top with some shredded lettuce and 2 patties. Add a fried egg, bacon and pickles if you want, and more sauce if you like it saucy. Close with the bun tops and enjoy!