A Bold Chipotle Smash Burger Recipe from Curtis Stone

Grilling season always challenges me to come up with new and exciting burger recipes. These bold chipotle smash burgers take your classic burger recipe up a notch by adding a spicy kick and delicious bacon. I guarantee you will not have leftovers after making these at your next cookout!


1 tbs. butter

1 lb. yellow onions, thinly sliced

1 tbs. light brown sugar

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tbs. Dijon mustard

4 hamburger buns, toasted

1 lb. Curtis Stone Bold Chipotle Seasoned 85% Lean Ground Beef

4 slices Muenster cheese

4 slices freshly-cooked bacon

2 cups (not packed) baby arugula leaves


  1. Preheat Curtis Stone Dura-Electric Griddle to 350°F and melt butter. Add onions and cook, stirring often, for 15 minutes, or until caramelized. Transfer onions to a bowl and stir in sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm. Wipe griddle clean.
  2. In small bowl, whisk mayonnaise and mustard; spread over cut sides of buns.
  3. Preheat griddle to 450°F. Portion ground beef into 4 balls; add to griddle and, using spatula, immediately flatten each ball into 1/2-inch-thick patty. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 1 1/2 minutes, or until brown on bottom. Flip patties, season, and top with cheese. Cook 1 1/2 minutes, or until brown on bottom. Place patties onto bun bottoms.
  4. Top patties with onions, bacon, and arugula. Cover with bun tops and serve.
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