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Truffle Smashburger

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Truffle Smashburgers are quick and easy to whip up any time. The American classic gets glammed up with truffle Cheddar cheese.

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Ever since I received a dual burger griddle pan, I’ve been making Smashburgers for a quick and easy dinner. I mean, there’s nothing like quick cooked burgers topped with cheese to end a busy day on a good note. Since they’re so thin you can easily make a double stack and not feel guilty.

What is a Smashburger?

It’s a method of cooking a burger on a hit griddle. A ball of seasoned meat is smashed onto the griddle with a spatula pressing it super thin. This makes for a deliciously seared burger that cooks quickly.

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There’s some debate on when and where the concept originated. There’s the standard story that 2 guys, one from Quiznos and one who created the stuffed crust pizza concept, bought a Denver based restaurant and used it for their test pilot of a Smashburgers.

Then there’s the guy in Pikeville, Kentucky that claims his restaurant invented the Smashburger concept over 50 years ago. Some of the kitchen staff said they could cook the beef quickly and easily with a large can that smashed the meat onto the griddle.

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At this point, I don’t really know who invented the Smashburger. I just know that they’re super delicious. The Smashburger is also super quick since it’s pressed as thin as you can get it on the griddle. For me that’s about 1/4” thick. Which means it cooks up in just a couple of minutes per side.

What does a Truffle Smashburger taste like?

I wanted to kick up the Smashburger. And since it’s just meat and cheese that just leaves meat and cheese to elevate. I could have gone the wagyu route, but I didn’t. I wanted to kick the Smashburger up with the cheese.

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I thought of brie, but that’s a super melty cheese. And then I was wandering around my local grocery store and stumbled on a truffle goat cheese. Board Head brand has a semi hard goat cheese that has truffle flakes in there. I brought home and made a mac and cheese that was out of this world.

I went back to the store to pick up more cheese for the burger. As I was perusing the cheese counter I stumbled on this other truffle cheese. It’s a Gruyere and Cheddar blend that has Italian truffle accents. I bought it on a whim and brought it home to try.

Y’all, this is the perfect cheese for these burgers. It melts like Cheddar. It has a sharp taste like Gruyere. And it has that deliciously rich truffle flavor. Making these Truffle Smashburgers a kicked up burger your family will love!

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Yield: 4

Truffle Smashburger

Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Truffle Smashburgers are quick and easy to whip up any time. The American classic gets glammed up with truffle Cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teapsoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces sliced Cheddar Gruyere with Black Truffle
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Hamburger toppings of choice (sliced tomatoes and onions, lettuce, pickles, etc.)

Instructions

    1. Form the ground beef into patties.
    2. Sprinkle with the garlic salt and black pepper.
    3. Cook on a medium-high grill 4 to 5 minutes then flip the burgers and cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160.
    4. Flip the burgers again and place the cheese on top.
    5. Allow the burgers to rest.
    6. Toast the buns before assembling your burgers.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 957Total Fat 56gSaturated Fat 25gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 240mgSodium 1754mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 74g

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