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Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers with Extreme Tots

Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers with Extreme Tots

Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers with Extreme Tots | Dads That Cook

By Jason Glover

Jason GloverAuthorJason Glover
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

If you've never experienced an authentic, Oklahoma smash burger before, you have GOT to try this recipe! Crispy, onion-y, goodness! Make a meal out of them with some extreme tots on the side! Yum!

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Yields8 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Burgers
 1 lb 80/20 ground beef
 Maldon flaked sea salt
 freshly cracked black pepper
 sliced American cheese
 Brioche buns
 unsalted butter
 1 sweet yellow onion (Vidalia, if you can find it), sliced paper thin
 mayonnaise, for serving
Optional Burger Toppings
 bacon slices (highly recommended)
 shredded lettuce
 pickles
 mustard
Extreme Tots
 1 bag frozen tater tots
 1 (15 oz) can Hormel no bean chili
 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese (can use nacho cheese also!)
 ¼ cup diced white onion
 pickled jalapeños, for garnish
 ranch dressing, for drizzling

Smash Burgers
1

Loosely form the ground beef into balls using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Season with salt and pepper.

2

Heat a griddle or large cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Lightly toast the Brioche buns and spread with a thin layer mayo.

3

Generously coat the griddle/pan with butter.

4

Place the ground beef balls, salt and pepper side down, onto the hot pan and top with a ton of sliced onions.

5

Smash the hell out of each ball, using a sturdy metal spatula, until the onions are distributed throughout. Let cook for about 1 minute.

6

Flip, add sliced cheese and the top bun. Once the cheese has melted, remove from the pan and place on the bottom bun.

7

Add your desired toppings and dig in!

Extreme Tots
8

Cook your tater tots in an air fryer (desired method) or oven according to the package instructions.

9

While the tots cook, heat the Hormel chili on the stovetop until simmering.

10

When the tots are done, arrange on a large serving platter and top with the chili.

11

Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and onions over the top.

12

Garnish with jalapeños and drizzle with ranch dressing.

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Ingredients

Burgers
 1 lb 80/20 ground beef
 Maldon flaked sea salt
 freshly cracked black pepper
 sliced American cheese
 Brioche buns
 unsalted butter
 1 sweet yellow onion (Vidalia, if you can find it), sliced paper thin
 mayonnaise, for serving
Optional Burger Toppings
 bacon slices (highly recommended)
 shredded lettuce
 pickles
 mustard
Extreme Tots
 1 bag frozen tater tots
 1 (15 oz) can Hormel no bean chili
 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese (can use nacho cheese also!)
 ¼ cup diced white onion
 pickled jalapeños, for garnish
 ranch dressing, for drizzling

Directions

Smash Burgers
1

Loosely form the ground beef into balls using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Season with salt and pepper.

2

Heat a griddle or large cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Lightly toast the Brioche buns and spread with a thin layer mayo.

3

Generously coat the griddle/pan with butter.

4

Place the ground beef balls, salt and pepper side down, onto the hot pan and top with a ton of sliced onions.

5

Smash the hell out of each ball, using a sturdy metal spatula, until the onions are distributed throughout. Let cook for about 1 minute.

6

Flip, add sliced cheese and the top bun. Once the cheese has melted, remove from the pan and place on the bottom bun.

7

Add your desired toppings and dig in!

Extreme Tots
8

Cook your tater tots in an air fryer (desired method) or oven according to the package instructions.

9

While the tots cook, heat the Hormel chili on the stovetop until simmering.

10

When the tots are done, arrange on a large serving platter and top with the chili.

11

Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and onions over the top.

12

Garnish with jalapeños and drizzle with ranch dressing.

Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers with Extreme Tots

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