Smash Burgers – 10 Minute Dinner

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 11 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner


The easiest homemade burger recipe, putting dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes.


  • 500g beef mince
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 4 slices of cheese
  • 4 burger buns
  • lettuce, tomato or any other burger toppings


  1. Open the packet of mince and season the top with salt and pepper. 
  2. Cut the mince into 4 equal sized pieces.
  3. Taking one of the pieces at a time, shape the mince into a round burger shape, moving the meat around so that the salt and pepper is equally distributed.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan on the hob and add the burgers. You may need to do these in two batches depending on the size of your frying pan.
  5. Use a spatula to push down on the burgers, flattening them as much as possible. I make mine approximately 1cm thick.
  6. Cook on a high heat for 4 minutes, then flip the burgers and add a slice of cheese on top.
  7. Cook for another 4 minutes.
  8. Serve the burgers in burger buns along with any toppings that you like.


These burgers are best eaten immediately after cooking.