6 Burger Recipes for The Burger Smasher

Have you jumped on the smashes burger bandwagon yet? What is a smashed burger you might ask... well as they name implies, it's a burger that has formed into a ball and then smashed into a thin patty as soon as it is contact with a hot skillet or griddle. The result of this is a cooked through caramelised patty with crispy edges, a lot of flavour while still maintaining that juicy centre. We're a fan.

Our friends at Burger Smasher (NZ based!) designed a slick looking patty press to achieve a perfectly imperfect patty for your next burger night. This heavy-weight stainless steel burger press is the perfect birthday gift for the grill freak in your life. 


Burger Smasher Burger Press

 Burger Smasher $69

As much as we love a juicy classic cheeseburger, the world has more to offer so we did some digging and found some out of the box burger recipes in case you're feeling adventurous. Think bold flavours, unusual toppings and sausages turned into patties!


Ginger Sesame Pork Burger with Slaw

These pork burgers with fresh garlic, ginger and sesame oil really pack a punch. Serve with sriracha mayo on a soft bun with crispy slaw.

Ginger sesame pork burgers with slaw


The Brazil Grill Burger

This might look like a traditional burger at first sight, but don't be fooled (or scared away by the components) as every ingredient has a twist; peri peri bacon, smoky chimichurri relish, cumin-spiced onion rings, creamy lime and avocado mayo are taking you straight to Brazil.

Brazil grill burger


Bratwurst Patty Burger

Heading over to Europe for a simple but successful flavour combination that takes away the stress of choosing between a brat or a burger. This is a great burger to make if you don't feel like prepping a lot, because it's as simple as removing the meat from the sausage casing and turning it into a patty.

Bratwurst Patty Burger


Spicy Lamb Burger

Moroccan flavours have a special place in our hearts, the harissa brings out the best in the lamb and using the burger smasher will make this a super crispy edged burger that pairs perfectly with the fresh yoghurt (that would we totally add some garlic too!).

Spicy Lamb Burger


Bacon and Kimchi Burger

This is where the Burger Smasher comes in real handy, a shake-shack inspired double patty bacon burger with kimchi and spicy sauce. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy on a rich potato bun.

Bacon-and-Kimchi Burgers


Italian-Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach

Another smart shortcut, this recipe uses the meat of Italian spiced sausages for the burger patties and the combination with provolone cheese rather than cheddar takes this to whole other level. Add some garlicky spinach to get the daily dose of greens (and garlic, never enough garlic) and put it all on a ciabatta bun for hearty filling meal.

Italian-Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach


The Burger Smasher comes in real handy with these recipes, we'd love for you to share you culinary creations with us on Instagram, tag us @outdoorconceptsnz.



The Outdoor Concepts Team

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