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Learn How to Make a Smashburger with Garlic Butter!

This recipe for a Smashburger with Garlic Butter will make your tastebuds sing! If you’re looking for an easy, delicious meal to make on the griddle, this is it!


  • Ground beef (70/30 fat content)
  • 4 TBS of butter
  • 1 1/2 TBS minced garlic
  • Burger seasoning: 1/3 G-Que BBQ the Rub, 1/3 kosher salt, 1/3 course ground pepper
  • Hamburger buns
  • Sliced American cheese


  • Loosely roll the ground beef into 3 oz meatballs.
  • Heat up your griddle on high, but leave 1 side off so it only gets residual heat.
  • Place the butter on the relatively cool side of the griddle.
  • Add the minced garlic to the butter, working with a spatula.
  • Once the butter is lightly browned & the garlic is well incorporated into the melted butter, crank up the cool side of the griddle to high & coat the entire griddle in the garlic butter.
  • Using a basting brush, brush the insides of the hamburger buns with the garlic butter & lay butter-side-down on the griddle.
  • Place the meatballs on the griddle. They should make an audible sizzle.
  • Place a small square of parchment paper between your spatula & the meat to prevent the meat from sticking to the spatula, then smash the meatballs down until they form thin patties.
  • Season the patties to taste with the burger seasoning.
  • When the patties are browned after 1-2 minutes, flip them & top with sliced American cheese.
  • Once the cheese has melted & the patties are cooked on both sides, assemble your burgers with 2 patties per bun & whatever toppings you’d like.

Made on a Blackstone griddle.

Watch the video below to see how it’s done!