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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.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Clean the griddle. Toast the buns, cut-side-down for about 30 seconds.
  • Combine the mayonnaise and horseradish. Spread onto the bottom bun. Top with lettuce and onions.
  • Brush the griddle with oil. Portion the ground beef into four 4-ounce balls, packing loosely.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place the burgers on the dressed buns. Spread the top buns with more horseradish mayo. Add to the top and enjoy.


Calories: 1193kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 43gFat: 90gSaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 296mgSodium: 1010mgPotassium: 453mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2010IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 306mgIron: 3.5mg
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