DJ BBQ - Oklahoma ‘Smash’ Cheeseburger, in an Americana Brioche Bun


2 x 90g Ground Beef 20% fat

2 x Monterey Jack Cheese slices

Americana Brioche Bun - toasted

1 x Large Sweet White Onion - very finely sliced

6 x strips of Streaky Bacon – cooked until crisp

American Yellow Mustard

Iceberg Lettuce - finely sliced and chopped

Mayo - for the bottom bun

Ketchup - for the top of the bun

Pickles – sliced

Salt & Pepper



One of my favourite toppings for a burger is grilled onions. That savoury sweet, with a slight bit of tangy flavour, pair perfectly with a beautifully grilled cheeseburger. Umami heaven in a bun!  This is easily one of the most fun burger recipes to create. You get to smash stuff!  Who doesn’t like smashing? Alright, here we go. 


Use a frying pan, skillet, or plancha as your cooking surface on a hot heat.  Place the  meaty balls in the pan, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle liberally with the sliced paper thin onions and smash them flat with a large spatula.


Once the onions are caramelising and a bit of moisture is showing on the top of the patty, give them a flip and brush on the American yellow mustard – elevating to the upper echelons of tasty town.  Do the same for the other side.  Just a light layer works as you want to cook the mustard into the patty.  Next, top with the cheese. Then toast your bun!


I’ve chosen a classic Americana Brioche Bun here as it is perfect for this ultimate cheeseburger. Toasting the bun will provide a barrier for all those juices and hold the finished burger together.


Now prepare for the build.  Start with a mayo base, followed by finely chopped iceberg lettuce. Next, place the patties on the bed of chopped lettuce.  Top with the crispy bacon, a couple of pickle slices and a squirt of ketchup. Bring the tang!!!!!!  No need to go with more mustard as you already cooked it into the patty.  


Boomtown. Onions rock!!!! Whoooooohoooooooooooooo!!!!


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