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Diner Smash Burgers With Special Sauce

Active Time 30 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Makes 8 single burgers or 4 double burgers



For the special sauce:

2 Tbs. ketchup

2 Tbs. mayonnaise

1 Tbs. minced dill pickles

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

For the burgers:

3/4 tsp. kosher salt

11/2 lbs. ground beef

1 tsp. vegetable or canola oil 8

American cheese slices

4 to 8 sesame-seed hamburger buns, split, lightly toasted

Ketchup, iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced onion, pickles


1. Prepare the special sauce: Stir together ketchup, mayonnaise, pickles, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Set aside.

2. Prepare the burgers: Sprinkle salt over ground beef; divide into 8 equal portions, rolling each into a ball. Heat a 12-in. cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add oil to hot skillet, and place 4 balls of beef in skillet. Using a spatula, press beef down into thin patties. Cook patties until browned and crisp, about 2 minutes; flip and crisp the other side. Top each patty with a cheese slice during last 30 seconds of cooking. Transfer to a plate, and repeat with remaining beef and cheese.

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