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Smash Burgers with Homemade Spicy Ketchup

Grilled smash beef burgers with tangy bread and butter flavored pickles, melted cheese and spicy ketchup for a little extra kick.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 879kcal
Author Dean "Schuey" Schumann


  • 14 oz beef mince ⅔ brisket and ⅓ chuck steak
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 burger buns I used brioche
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • ½ cup pickles
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 1 tbsp Kewpie mayonnaise

For the Spicy Ketchup:

  • 1 cup passata sauce (tomato puree)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tbsp raw sugar
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt flakes
  • ¼ tsp black pepper ground


  • Roll the ground brisket and chuck into 4, 3.5oz balls (2 per burger).
  • Heat the grill to a hot temp.
  • Combine all spicy ketchup ingredients in a pan and heat over a low heat for a couple of minutes until the sugars are all dissolved, allow to cool.
  • Oil grill and place balls of mince on the hotplate, you should hear a sizzle as the meat touches the grill.
  • Season balls with a good sprinkle of kosher salt.
  • Flatten mince with a burger smasher, use baking paper to stop the smasher sticking to the patties.
  • Once fluid is visible on top of the burger patties, it’s time to turn them over.
  • Place a piece of American cheese on each patty and place burger buns on grill to brown.
  • Once cheese is melted, take buns off the heat.
  • Apply Kewpie mayonnaise to bottom buns.
  • Add two burger patties to bottom bun.
  • Apply mustard, ketchup and pickles to the top.
  • Add top part of bun.
  • Eat and enjoy!

To serve:

  • On their own.
  • With chips (fries).



Calories: 879kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 1749mg | Potassium: 1013mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 798IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 590mg | Iron: 7mg