A smash burger is a flattened burger patty made from a ball of loosely-packed ground beef. The patty is typically prepared by placing a ball of ground beef on a hot griddle or grill and then pressing it down with a spatula or heavy weight to form a thin patty. The goal is to create a crusty sear on the outside of the patty while keeping the inside moist and juicy. The burger is often served on a bun with various toppings and condiments, such as cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, and ketchup.
The smash burger has gained popularity in recent years, with many fast-food chains, restaurants, and food trucks featuring it on their menus. It is also a popular choice for home cooks looking to replicate the crispy, juicy burger at home.
There are two smash burger spots in Mississauga:
1. Smashburger: Uses a signature proprietary burger smasher.
2. Oklahoma Burgers: Onion smash burgers from down south.