Smash Burgers On Weber Griddle

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It happens to all of us, we hand patty a nice big burger and the next thing you know… it puffs up into a huge burger ball on the grill.  We are here to help with some quick and easy tips to help keep that burger nice and flat.

Watch as Chef Jason, Ace's Grilling Expert, shows the features and benefits of the Weber Griddle as he completes a first cook on it. See a recipe that will get you familiar with how this griddle works.

Yield: Serves 4 People     Prep Time: 10 Minutes     Cook Time: 6-8 Minutes


  • 2 lb -  Ground Beef Chuck
  • 4 ea - Burger Buns
  • 2-3 tbsp - Cow Cover, Kosmo Q     
  • 4 slices - American Cheese
  • 8 slices - Applewood Bacon
  • 4ea - Egggs
  • Garnish - Lettuce, Onion, Tomato, Pickles, etc


  1. Wash All Vegetables prior to use
  2. Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  3. Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills and any cooking tools
  4. Clean Weber Griddle surface and ignite griddle, adjust temp to Medium High Heat
    • Remove lid before lighting and keep lid off/open during cooking
  5. While griddle is heating up – prep Burger Patties as follows
  6. Divide 2lb ground beef into 8 equal sized portions
  7. Knead the beef (portion) together to help combine the beef back together after being ground
  8. Once the griddle has reached medium high heat
    • Place the burger balls onto the griddle surface and let sit for 2 minutes
    • Using the weber griddle press, carefully smash down the burger balls into patties and hold for 5 seconds to set the burger
  9. Once burgers are pressed, add the bacon to cook or warm up
  10. Season burgers on the top side and cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip.  Flip Bacon at this time
  11. After burgers are flipped, lightly season the second side and add a slice of cheese to each burger
  12. Cook for 2-3 minutes on the second side
  13. Remove the bacon and add the eggs to the griddle, cook to desired doneness
  14. Toast buns on griddle and place onto a plate
  15. Build the burgers and top with cooked egg and bacon
  16. Garnish with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Onions and Pickles

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Published on 3/23/2023

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