3 Ways to Cook a Smashburger with 3 Burger Experts | The Burger Show
On The Burger Show, smashburgers are gospel. And over the last few years, this iconic style has exploded in popularity all over the world. For today's challenge, three burger experts are going to teach you three different ways to make a smashburger. Burger Scholar George Motz will be giving a history lesson on the original smashburger. Burger Show host Alvin Cailan is flexing his creativity by making a hybrid Jucy-Lucy smashburger. And cookbook author J. Kenji López-Alt will bridge the crispiness of a smashburger with the juiciness of a thick patty in his burger science experiment. Get ready for your ultimate smashburger master class.
J. Kenji López-Alt's 'Every Night is Pizza Night' is available here: bookshop.org/books/every-night-is-pizza-night/9781324005254?aid=1588&listref=books-by-kenji-lopez-alt
For more of Kenji's tutorials, visit his IRbin channel: irbin.info/both/qqJQ_cXSat0KIAVfIfKkVA
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  • First We Feast
    First We Feast

    *The Burger Illuminati has assembled 👁*

    • Jayson Elliot
      Jayson Elliot

      @Isaiah Colby Testing it out now. Seems great so far.

    • Isaiah Colby
      Isaiah Colby

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    • Vandal Savage
      Vandal Savage

      I'm joining. Where do I sign up?

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      Qz Mobile

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    • Landon Gables
      Landon Gables

      @Bo M agreed

  • Suvir Sinha
    Suvir Sinha

    It’s not George Motz if he’s not burning his mouth and/or hands.

  • grungeman86

    As usual, Kenji knocked it out of the park. Such a talented master

  • shocker233

    this is awesome

  • Googol

    DAYMN! Those look tasty!

  • Palaina Nocturnus
    Palaina Nocturnus

    I ate 3 Angus beef cheeseburger sliders while watching this.

  • Fakhrul Islam
    Fakhrul Islam

    as a gamer cyberpunk is here?

  • Jacob Gillispie
    Jacob Gillispie

    What is y'all's 3 favorite burger places? And single best burger you've ever had? Best one I've had is a "higher" end burger but it also isn't an overly over the top burger. It had bun, meat, lettuce, garlic aioli, and bacon marmalade.

  • Boots

    How to make a smashburger. Step 1, drive to Smashburger.

  • Nate

    Nobody can make a better smash burger than culver's

  • Roger Moore
    Roger Moore

    1st was nostalgic, 2nd burger was the best imho. 10:30 THIRD burger is NOT a smash burger by any stretch of the imagination. I am sure it is a great burger, but you have clearly diverged from the topic at hand. I like you scientific explanations and you get mad props for that.

  • John

    George has an annoying thing that when he is near finishing a sentence or finishing a bite of something he stops and coughs or some other action. He does this every time. Odd stuff.

  • Wolffy241

    Third burger should be called "When world's collide"

  • Unfair Advantage
    Unfair Advantage

    doesn't anyone flame broil burgers anymore?????

  • eswar hv
    eswar hv

    Hi George, I Sid like to advise u to look up 'Chapli Kebab' it's a form of beef party similar to what u have demonstrated here. The spices 're similar to the 'Fat Mo' burger u demosntrated

  • HLG_TheShepherd

    What kind of american cheese is used? All i ever see at markets is the kraft american but it tastes and looks way different

  • Sassy The Sasquatch
    Sassy The Sasquatch

    McDonald’s wins

  • Alexander Lavin
    Alexander Lavin

    The New Religion

  • Jerry Marino
    Jerry Marino

    What makes them experts?

  • M L
    M L

    Kenji FTW

  • Mike Hate
    Mike Hate

    How much for a nibble of that beef cheese? How much just to smell it???!!!

    • Tom

      check Craigslist

  • Pj Spirit
    Pj Spirit

    Kenji doesn’t give a fuck. He’ll do whatever do long as it tastes good and he’ll tell you why it works with SCIENCE and I love it

  • Father Noon
    Father Noon

    George: I love the origin story Alvin: I love to keep it simple Kenji: I have no idea what this is going to taste like lol

  • richards5800

    Last burger need beacon.. then it's award winning

  • Troy Street
    Troy Street

    If it was possible I would love to eat a Georgie burger and learn the history of the burger

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    Roger C

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  • Vandal Savage
    Vandal Savage

    That flapper needed onions, pickles and mustard.

  • Rex Cheng
    Rex Cheng

    Kenji is showing off!

  • Sier Gitt
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  • Cole Salo
    Cole Salo

    If the chef don’t look like the second dude I don’t want to eat the food

  • Jason Song
    Jason Song

    The flapper with the juicy loosey effect - I'll have one please!

  • Onkar Mane
    Onkar Mane

    There are some similarities between the flappy burger 🍔 and my girlfriend 👧 🤣 😂 🤣 And I love them both

  • Xavier Bolivar
    Xavier Bolivar

    Lmao, when Kenji said his was gonna get weird. Beef cheese was definitely not what i was expecting... lol

  • Tom bryan
    Tom bryan

    Asian guy did the best job

  • John A
    John A

    These guys are so gay for burgers omfg

  • K Connell
    K Connell

    You have to use two spatulas, for controlling the flip and smashing better

  • 99Jaapie

    Kenji, you are baaaad! Man, beef cheese, 2 different patties and toasted garlic mayo buns oh boy, new project!

  • Christian Stenner
    Christian Stenner

    this is the best burger show episode

  • Tyrone Sampson
    Tyrone Sampson

    OMG the juicy loosy effect

  • Poop Snorkle
    Poop Snorkle

    At first glance, I thought that was Steven Reichlen

  • Ryugo7 7
    Ryugo7 7

    The historian, the fatass, and the scientist.

  • Luke Newmann
    Luke Newmann

    What's the best griddle temp for the smash patty

  • Jesse Crowe
    Jesse Crowe

    Kenji is the man.

  • zengara11

    tbh, im more fan of the big burgers, this def. does not look bad, but still

  • XxGDUBxX7

    Mans like an older johnny knoxville

  • Caleb Rohrer
    Caleb Rohrer

    they need to legalize marijuana everywhere so I can go get a burger instead of watching a video about burgers while I smash a pack of convenience store cheese pretzels

  • Justin DynamicD
    Justin DynamicD

    do the patty melt next!

  • Dom4z

    After learning to make smash burger, one can not go back to the old ways. This is the way.

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  • vince benjamin
    vince benjamin

    I love this type of show and even more the old fashion burger

  • cheftetoalvarez

    To much playing around with burgers just keep it simple and delish

  • anonymous crater
    anonymous crater

    Vegans are missing out!!

  • Max M
    Max M

    2019 was the year 1 BBC. (Before Beef Cheese)

    • Tarik Mesinovic
      Tarik Mesinovic

      It also means something "different",if you know what i mean

  • LeeBaby88

    Follow me on Instagram @leebaby88 please and thank you 😘

  • NormanBoulder

    I bet beef cheese goes really well with some milksteak

  • JustinoFundido

    Knock knock..Dyers..is that you?!?!

  • Hey Man
    Hey Man

    “Juicy, loosey, and flappy” sound kind of like something you should keep your mouth away from hahah

  • Chili Dog
    Chili Dog

    Making that "Beef Cheese"....... Oh man, I can not wait to try that !!!

  • Ruben Guayasamin
    Ruben Guayasamin

    That looks disgusting to me. I will always think the griddled burger is inferior to the charbroiled.

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    Kyung Woon Moon

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  • Grave New World
    Grave New World

    It’s a good thing my gf is into dad bods

  • Michael O'Flaherty
    Michael O'Flaherty

    Smash + Juicy = the Smuicy.

  • Floyd Gaming
    Floyd Gaming

    Jersey City in the house! I saw that White Mana.

  • Joe Blow
    Joe Blow

    I've seen the smash burgers in the past, however, it seems that burger grilling 101 dictates that one should not squish the patty as it loses juices and becomes dry. Even oozy cheese can't make up for a dry burger. They all look interesting. I wouldn't mind being a burger taster for these dudes.

    • Mansisco

      The smash is for the contact with the flat grill surface, after it starts don't squish it again. A big part of it is having it thin enough and hot enough. otherwise it'll just steam itself, and squishing a steaming burger will dry it out. Even with a larger patty that you aren't smashing it's decent form to slap it onto the surface to try to increase the contact area. Obviously if you are using a charcoal or propane grill none of this applies. On an outdoor grill the juices fall and can't be reabsorbed by the burger if pressed.

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    Jordan Guilt

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  • bilal

    Doesn't pressing down on the beef so hard squeeze the juices out of it?

    • quixxo

      Guy at 10:47 speaks to that.

  • kelzuya

    Kenji you maniac

  • ReVo's Residence
    ReVo's Residence

    We love Kenji

  • Al Gore Rhythm
    Al Gore Rhythm

    George Motz from Fahrenheit ! Look the same but more mature

  • Gordz

    Kenji slaughtered without trying

  • Jmhm17

    Aww I was hoping for some group criticism of each other's twist on it!

  • Justin Miller
    Justin Miller

    Shoulda gone for the magnesium citrate lol

  • Bobzy22

    Kenji Is a legend

  • Rascalnicough

    The Three Horsemen of the Beefpocalypse

  • Luis

    The last one is the "binary burger" I0 thin and thick patty.

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  • bill tim
    bill tim

    its like, why has steak n shake kinda disappeared? maybe if they scaled the restaurant ddown to more of a dine-dash itd still be poppin

  • Bill J.
    Bill J.

    Good Lord, Kenji.

  • lavie_tv

    dude you've got your own show, you can't get a decent webcam? jfc

  • Matty Dips
    Matty Dips

    Kenji wins

  • James H
    James H

    dude made his own cheese!

  • Jim Daniels
    Jim Daniels

    what kind of cheese ?? Is it real american cheese, or is it that processed stuff that melts faster ??

  • MrRambo1037

    What kind of bun is Alvin using?

  • collin huey
    collin huey

    this is unsafe to fryi oil

  • collin huey
    collin huey

    too much oil a safe way to eat fried ut should be deep fried burgers

  • Oh Yeah yeah
    Oh Yeah yeah

    Bruuh im so high and i have nothing to eat and can’t stop watching.. Send help

  • Fialka Wolfblade
    Fialka Wolfblade

    Sooo you are all hired to do my 28’th birthday this year!

  • Jacob-210-

    Hat guy goes reeealy try hard😂

  • Rob Huntley
    Rob Huntley

    Made my first smashers on a cast iron griddle on my grill....omg!

  • mcrew1979

    People who don't like cheese on their burgers are a badly underserved community.

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  • Eric Bursey
    Eric Bursey

    don't trust a thin cook !

  • joe b
    joe b

    Alvin Cailan is the best.4 layers crispy beef and cheese.its amazing

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    Robyn Mccoy

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  • words0217

    I've been smashing burgers since I was 11. Pepper,salt and garlic powder which makes the edges really crisp with grilled onions and yellow mustard😋

  • misty lewis
    misty lewis

    Holy testicular Tuesday my mouth is watering.

    • Anna Dumitrescu
      Anna Dumitrescu