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Smash burger with crispy bacon and sauteed onions

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These easy flat top grilled smash burgers will be the hit of your dinner rotation. Skip the drive-thru and make restaurant-quality burgers right at home. The bacon-wrapped onions are not optional here! (Okay, they ARE, but don’t skip them!)

PREP TIME : 5 minutes
COOK TIME : 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME : 1 hour 25 minutes

3 pounds ground beef
salt and pepper
8 slices cheese
8 hamburger buns
8 slices thick-cut bacon
Bacon-Wrapped Onions
8 slices onions
16 slices thin bacon

Slice your onion into thick, 1/2″ – 3/4″ slices.
Form the burgers into 8 equally-sized balls. Season the tops with salt and pepper.
Preheat your griddle or flat top or cast iron over medium-high to high heat.
Place the burger balls onto the grill, and immediately smash down with a burger smasher, bacon press, or heavy-duty spatula.
Cook for several minutes until a dark-brown crust forms, season the uncooked side of the burger, and then flip.
Top with cheese, cover with a melting lid (if necessary), and cook another couple of minutes until the bottom also has the crust formed.
Remove from the flat top and serve hot!

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