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Double Prime Smashburger at L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge

Double Prime Smashburger

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Switch up your burger routine with this recipe for L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge‘s Double Prime Smashburger! Chef Andrew Ashmore recommends using a sauté pan—not a spatula—to smash each patty thin, searing it and packing in all the juicy flavor possible. L. Woods makes the of-the-moment smashburger trend even more delicious by topping this double-decker take with caramelized onions and homemade Thousand Island dressing. Smash it up!

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Double Prime Smashburger

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Yield: 4 servings


1 ½ lbs. prime ground beef
8 slices American cheese
2 large onions, sliced medium-thick
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
Olive oil
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
4 burger buns

½ cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. celery, minced
½ Tbsp. sweet relish
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
½ cup chili sauce
1 tsp. parsley, chopped
Pepper, to taste
Tabasco, two dashes


1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, Tabasco, minced celery, sweet relish, red wine vinegar, chili sauce, black pepper and parsley. Mix until well combined. Set aside.

1. Bring a large heavy-bottomed sauté pan or cast iron skillet to low heat. Add onion slices and lightly drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Cook onions until caramelized, stirring occasionally, approximately 8-10 minutes. Set aside.
3. Form eight burger patties, using 3 oz. of prime ground beef for each.
4. Bring the pan or skillet to medium-high heat. Place burger patties in skillet one at a time, working in batches if needed. Firmly press down with a sauté pan until 1/4-inch thick to create a smashburger.
5. Sear smashburgers for two minutes until browned on the bottom, then flip.
6. Add a slice of cheese to each smashburger and cook for an additional two minutes.
7. While burgers cook, heat broiler to low. Brush the inside of burger buns with melted butter and place under broiler until lightly toasted, 1-2 minutes.
8. Remove smashburgers from the pan and set aside.
9. Spread a spoonful of thousand island dressing to the bottom of a toasted bun, top with two smashburgers and caramelized onions, as desired. Drizzle with additional thousand island dressing to taste.

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