Dinner, Lunch

BBQ Griddled Smash Burgers with Caramelized Onions

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 42 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

The perfect burger is made so easily with this recipe! And who doesn’t love caramelized onions?

TIP: To achieve the perfect smash burger, place one portion of ground beef between two pieces of parchment paper. Then using a plate, gently press until 1/4-inch thick.


  • Contains Milk/Dairy
  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy, Wheat

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  • 1 pound Panorama Organic Grass-Fed 85/15 Ground Beef
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • Garlic powder, as desired, optional
  • Onion powder, as desired, optional
  • 1 tablespoon Canola oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled, halved, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 slices cheese, American or cheddar
  • 4 hamburger buns

Toppings (optional)

  • Tomato, sliced
  • Red onion, peeled, thinly sliced
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow mustard


  • Rubber Spatula
  • Step 1

    To install the grill grate, slide it into the front of the base so it hooks in, then press down on the back until it clicks into place. Place griddle on top of grill grate so it sits flat. Select BBQ GRIDDLE, set temperature to 400°F, and set time to 14 minutes. Close hood and press the dial to begin preheating (preheating will take approximately 10 minutes).

  • Step 2

    Separate ground beef into 4 equal portions. Shape the beef into flat, thin patties, approximately 5 inches wide and ¼-inch thick.

  • Step 3

    Season the patties on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

  • Step 4

    When unit beeps to signal it has preheated, open hood and add canola oil to the griddle. Place onions on griddle and spread out over the surface. Cook for 12 minutes, stirring frequently with a rubber spatula.

  • Step 5

    After 12 minutes, add the butter to the onions and continue to cook for 6 minutes, stirring frequently. When the onions are done cooking, remove from griddle and set aside.

  • Step 6

    When the timer reads 10 minutes, place the burgers on the griddle and firmly press each burger down for 5 seconds and leave hood open.

  • Step 7

    When unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, flip the burgers and cook for 4 minutes.

  • Step 8

    If a more well-done burger is desired, add an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cheese and press down to adhere. Close the hood and cook until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

  • Step 9

    After 2 minutes, remove burgers from griddle and place on burger buns with assorted toppings.