Last Updated on July 3, 2023 by Carne Diem
Method: Griddle or Flat Top GrillJump to Recipe
They always say things are bigger in Texas, and this double smash burger is no different. We took the Oklahoma onion burger and Texas sized it with double patties, grilled onions and jalapenos, and then topped it with pepper jack and Colby jack cheese, and lovingly placed it between 2 slices of grilled garlic Texas toast. While the Sooners may have the Longhorn's number in the Red River Rivalry recently, in this instance Texas reigns supreme. (Note: as a Mizzou fan I had to drink a lot of beer to give either state credit for anything). We promise you that, unlike Texas football, nothing about this burger is overrated (ok, that feels better)!
Making the Texas Jalapeno Smash Burger
Ingredients for a Spicy Smash Burger
To make our Spicy Double Smash Burger on Texas toast you will need red onion, jalapenos, Texas toast, some burger seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, pepper jack and Colby jack cheeses, fried jalapenos and, of course, high quality ground beef.
Combine the sliced onion and sliced jalapenos in a bowl. Then divide into 5 equal portions.
What is the best beef for Smash Burgers
Using a high-quality ground beef is key in smash burgers. Typically, we recommend 80/20 ground beef and we do not recommend going any leaner than 85:15. You want enough fat to help keep the burgers from drying out with the high heat cooking and to keep them from sticking to the griddle. Ground chuck works great for smash burgers.
Form the meat into 15 equal sized balls (about 3 ounces each).
Spice Mix for smash burgers
For a great basic burger spice mix all you need is salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and smoked paprika. Of course, feel free to use your favorite beef or burger seasoning. You will want to use about 2 tablespoons of seasoning for every 3 pounds of meat. You can go as high as 1 tablespoon per pound for more flavorful burgers.
Cooking Your Double Smash Burgers on a Griddle
To make your Jalapeno Smash Burgers you will need a flat top, plancha, or griddle. This smash burger recipe works great on a Blackstone griddle. You can also turn any of your BBQ grills into a flat top griddle by using a Cooking Steel like we did here. We cooked up this batch of spicy double smash burgers on our Big Green Egg with a round Cooking Steel but have made great smash burgers on our Weber grill and drum smoker as well.
Heat your griddle to high heat (about 500 degrees).
Toast the Texas Toast
Brush both sides of the Texas toast bread slices with some butter and brown on the Cooking Steel, about 30-60 seconds per side. Remove and set aside.
Working in batches, cook the burgers. For each burger you will need 1 portion of onion/jalapeno mix, 2 burger balls, 1 slice of pepper jack cheese, and 1 slice of Colby Jack cheese. Note: it is best to have everything ready, because things move fast once the cooking starts.
Sauté the jalapenos and onions
Place the onion jalapeño mix on the grill and cook for about 30 seconds, then flip them over.
Smash those hamburgers
Place the burger balls on the griddle, spaced apart, and smash them down as flat as you can with a heavy spatula. Cook for about 2 minutes.
Flip one of the burger patties over and top with the pepper jack cheese. Flip the remaining patty over onto the onion jalapeño mix and top with the Colby jack cheese. Cook for about another 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
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Serve your Double Smash Burgers
For more great hamburger and ground beef recipes be sure to check out our Beef Tostada Burger with Bacon Patty inspired by Chris Madrid's in San Antonio and Hodad's in Ocean Beach California, our Brisket Burger Sliders with Horseradish Aioli, our Homemade Maid Rite, our St. Louis Slinger, and our Smoked Taco Dip.
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Spicy Double Smash Burger on Texas Toast
- Griddle or Flat Top
- 3 Pounds Ground Beef preferably 80/20
- 14 slices Texas Toast Style Bread thick sliced
- 1 Red Onion thinly sliced
- 2 Jalapenos thinly sliced
- 7 slices Pepper Jack cheese
- 7 slices Colby Jack cheese
- Fried Jalapenos for topping
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- Butter Softened, for buttering the bread
Burger Spice Mix for 3 Pounds of Ground Hamburger
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 2 teaspoons Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- Combine the spice mix ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix the 3 pounds of ground beef with the spice mix and the Worcestershire Sauce, and mix to evenly combine.
- Heat your griddle over high heat (500 degrees).
- Combine the sliced onion and sliced jalapenos in a bowl. Then divide into 7 equal portions.
- Form the meat into 14 equal sized balls (about 3 ounces each).
- Brush both sides of the Texas toast bread slices with some butter and brown on the griddle, about 30-60 seconds per side. Remove and set aside.
- Working in batches, cook the burgers. For each burger you will need 1 portion of onion/jalapeno mix, 2 burger balls, 1 slice of pepper jack cheese, and 1 slice of Colby Jack cheese. Note: it is best to have everything ready, because things move fast once the cooking starts.
- Place the onion portion on the grill and cook for about 30 seconds, then flip the onions over.
- Place the burger balls on the griddle, spaced apart, and smash them down as flat as you can with a heavy spatula. Cook for about 2 minutes.
- Flip one of the burger patties over and top with the pepper jack cheese. Flip the remaining patty over onto the onions and top with the Colby jack cheese. Cook for about another 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
- Place the 2 burger patties on top of a slice of the grilled Texas toast, top with a few fried jalapenos, any other desired burger toppings, then top with the remaining slice of Texas toast.