We’ve been making these quick burgers for a year now and I’m always impressed with how quickly they come together and with so little effort. Ah, my favorite kind of recipe. Most of us probably have a favorite burger dive or the proximity to a Five Guys, Shake Shack or In-N-Out, but sometimes you just want to eat really good, messy, burgers at home in comfy pants.
I first heard about this recipe from Sarah Jessica Parker, of all people, when she tweeted that her family loves them. I don’t follow SJP on Twitter, but someone else mentioned the tweet. SJP eats burgers, you guys. And good ones.
You barely touch the meat, simply using the side of your hand to divide the beef into quarters. Then you simply smash each patty into a hot skillet until caramelized and flip. Marc has become an excellent burger smasher. In about 5 minutes you have diner-style burgers to be proud of.