June Recipes

The Classic Smash Burger

The Classic Smash Burger
Hands On:
30 minutes
Total Time:
45 minutes


  • ¼ cup Hy-Vee unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tbsp Hy-Vee worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 lb 90% lean Hy-Vee ground beef
  • 2 slices Hy-Vee cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 Hy-Vee Bakery sesame seed hamburger buns, split
  • 2 leaves lettuce, divided, for serving
  • That's Smart! hamburger dill pickle slices, for serving
  • Red tomatoes, and/or yellow tomatoes, sliced, for serving
  • Red onion, sliced, for serving
  • Hy-Vee ketchup, for servings
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Combine butter, Worcestershire sauce, and fish sauce in a medium bowl. Add ground beef; gently mix. Shape into 4 meatballs. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over high heat.
Place a large cast-iron grilled on grill rack to preheat. Remove meatballs from refrigerator; sprinkle with Hy-Vee kosher salt and Hy-Vee coarse-ground black pepper. Place meatballs 1 inch apart on hot griddle. Sear for 30 seconds. Smash burgers to ¼-inch thickness using a large spatula. Turn burgers over; place 1 slice of cheese on top of each patty. Cook 1 to 2 minutes more or until cheese melts and burgers reach 160°.
Butter and toast 2 split Hy-Vee Bakery sesame seed hamburger buns. To assemble, place a lettuce leaf on bun bottoms' top each with 2 burgers, pickle slices, red and yellow tomato slices, red onion, ketchup, and bun top.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2
Serves: 2
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 59g 76%
Saturated Fat: 29g
Trans Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 285mg 95%
Sodium: 940mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate: 30g 11%
Sugars: 6g 12%
Protein: 72g 144%

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