Miss Kardea Brown's Smash Burgers with the Works, as seen on Delicious Miss Brown, Season 7.
Recipe courtesy of Kardea Brown

Smash Burgers with the Works

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
There's no need to go to the burger joint when you can make smash burgers at home. These double-decker burgers are slathered with my version of sauces from two well-known fast food joints. They're always a hit!


BBQ Honey-Mustard:

Miss Brown’s Burger Sauce:

Smash Burgers:


Special equipment:
burger press
  1. For the BBQ honey-mustard: Stir together the mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, honey and mustard in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. For the Miss Brown’s burger sauce: Stir together the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, sugar and vinegar in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cover both sauces and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. For the burgers: Shape the beef into 8 balls, about 3 ounces each. Heat a griddle or large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add the butter and let melt. Sprinkle the beef with salt and pepper. Place the beef balls, in batches if necessary, on the hot griddle and smash into flat discs with a burger press. (Smash each for about 10 seconds.) Repeat until all the burgers are smashed.
  4. Cook for 2 minutes, then turn. Sprinkle the patties with a little more salt and pepper and smash again with the press. Cook until the patties are caramelized and browned, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Add the cheese and let stand until melted. Remove the patties from the griddle.
  5. To assemble, spread the sauces on the tops and bottoms of the buns. Top with shredded lettuce, 2 meat patties, red onions, pickles and bacon, if using, and more sauce if you like it saucy. Place the remaining buns on top and serve.