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Smash Burger with Beef Bacon and Horseradish Mayo

Burgers are better with crust. With a smash burger, you get crispy beef on the outside and a napkin-worthy juicy center. To make this burger even better, it's topped with beef bacon and horseradish mayo.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword smash burger, hamburger, cheeseburger, beef bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1193 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 8 slices Schmacon beef bacon
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 4 leaves green leaf lettuce
  • 16 slices red onion
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 lb Certified Angus Beef® brand 80/20 ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 slices American cheese


  1. Heat the grill to 400F degrees with a griddle on the grill. Place the beef bacon slices on the griddle and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and set aside.

  2. Clean the griddle. Toast the buns, cut-side-down for about 30 seconds.

  3. Combine the mayonnaise and horseradish. Spread onto the bottom bun. Top with lettuce and onions.

  4. Brush the griddle with oil. Portion the ground beef into four 4-ounce balls, packing loosely.

  5. Place on the heated griddle. Using a large spatula, smash the burger. Use a second spatula to help, if needed. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  6. Grill for 2-3 minutes, until the bottom is charred. Flip. Season with salt and pepper. Top with cheese. Continue cooking until the cheese is melted.

  7. Place the burgers on the dressed buns. Spread the top buns with more horseradish mayo. Add to the top and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Smash Burger with Beef Bacon and Horseradish Mayo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1193 Calories from Fat 810
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 90g 138%
Saturated Fat 35g 175%
Cholesterol 296mg 99%
Sodium 1010mg 42%
Potassium 453mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 46g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 40.2%
Vitamin C 7.8%
Calcium 30.6%
Iron 19.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.