Big Green Egg Plancha Smash Burgers

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The Big Green Egg is the ultimate cooking experience!  Gone are the days of pricey meals at restaurants and here to stay are many delicious dishes! Let the grill do the work as you make Chef Jason's Smash Burgers with simple ingredients and the beautiful flavor from your BGE.

Big Green Egg Plancha Smash Burgers

Big Green Egg – The BBQ Buddha  |  Ace Hardware - Chef Jason Morse

Yield: Serves 2-3 people

Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 8-10 Minutes


Measure                        Ingredient                                            

1 Pound                                Beef, Ground, 80/20 - ground chuck

1 ea                                        Onion, Yellow, large - sliced into rings

As needed                           Oil, Olive, Blend

Taste                                     Kosher Salt

Taste                                     Black Pepper, fine grind

Taste                                     Big Green Egg, Ancho Coffee Seasoning

5 ea                                        Buns, Brioche

5 slices                                 Cheese, Cheddar Sharp

As needed                           Lettuce, Red Leaf  - Leaves

As needed                           Onion, Red - Slices

As needed                           Tomato, Beefsteak - Slices


  1. Load the FireBowl and Start the charcoal on half (use the FireBowl divider if using an XL or XXL BGE)
  2. Prepare the Big Green Egg for direct cooking over high heat (500°F)
  3. Insert the EGGspander base and load with the half moon cast iron plancha (over the charcoal) and the half moon grill grate (over the non charcoal side)
  4. Adjust top vent and bottom vent to ¾ open and bring temperature to 500˚
  5. Once temp reaches 500˚ adjust vents to maintain temp at 500˚
  6. While Grill is pre-heating -
  7. Remove the Ground Beef from the refrigerator, unwrap and divide into 5 equal sized meatballs, place back in the refrigerator until needed
  8. Slice the buns, Onions and Tomatoes and set aside until needed
  9. Wash and prep the lettuce into leaves
  10. Load the Onions onto the plancha and drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil
  11. Saute the onions on both sides until they are slightly caramelized
  12. Divide the onions into 5 piles
  13. 1 at a time, place a meatball onto the onion pile and using EGGmitts and solid spatula, SMASH the burger patties into the onions
    1. To help prevent the burgers from sticking to the spatula, lightly oil the smash side
  14. Continue the SMASH process for all 5 meatballs
  15. Season the first side and cook for about 4-5 minutes on the first side
  16. Flip the smash burgers and season the second side, cook for an additional 4-5 minutes or until desired doneness is reached
  17. Top with cheese during the last 2 minutes of cooking to melt
  18. Toast the buns if desired on the grill great side or on the plancha
  19. Remove buns and burgers and build your burger masterpiece
  20. Serve with Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion and Pickles if desired

Grills / Grill Gear Used:

  • Big Green Egg, XL
  • Big Green Egg, Charcoal, 20# Bag
  • Big Green Egg, EGGniter
  • Big Green Egg, XL EGGspander
  • Big Green Egg, XL Plancha

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Published: 3/2/2020