Bill's Steak Rub Smashburger

This Smashburger recipe is quick and easy to make and is a perfect combination of spicy and savory.


  • For the Onion  ·   
  • Onion, diced  ·  1 
  • For the Sauce  ·   
  • Ketchup  ·  1/4 cup 
  • Kewpie Japanese Mayonnaise  ·  1/4 cup 
  • Distilled White Vinegar  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Soy Sauce  ·  1 tablespoon 
  • Herbies Bill's Steak Rub  ·  1 teaspoon 
  • For the Rub  ·   
  • sugar  ·  1/4 teaspoon 
  • pepper  ·  1/4 teaspoon 
  • salt  ·  1/4 teaspoon 
  • Herbies Bill's Steak Rub  ·  2 teaspoons 
  • For the Burger  ·   
  • Ground Beef (80/20)  ·  1 pound 
  • Butter  ·  2 tablespoons 
  • American Cheese, slices  ·  4 
  • Brioche Hamburger Buns  ·  2 


For the Onion

  • Add diced onion to a pan over medium heat.
  • Cook until translucent, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook slowly until caramelized, about 30 minutes.

For the Sauce

  • In a bowl, combine ketchup, mayo, vinegar, soy sauce and Herbies Bill's Steak Rub.
  • Mix well and set aside.

For the Rub

  • In a bowl, combine Herbies Bill's Steak Rub, salt, sugar, and pepper
  • Mix well.

For the Burger

  • Separate ground beef into 1/4 lb. balls.
  • Season heavily with the burger rub.
  • Add to a hot pan over medium/high heat and smash with a burger press or a spatula.
  • Cook for 2 to 3 min until a nice crust forms on the bottom of the burger.
  • Flip and top 2 patties with caramelized onions.
  • Place one slice of cheese over each patty, and cook another 1-2 minutes.
  • Top onion-covered patty with one of the other cheese-covered patties and remove from heat.
  • In the same pan, melt butter until simmering, and place buns cut side down.
  • Allow to grill for 1-2 minutes until buttery and browned then remove from heat.
  • Top buns with sauce and burger patty stacks - Enjoy!

Jenny's Tip: - Make the sauce and onions beforehand to save time!

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