60 Epic Smash Burgers and Sandwiches for Dinner, for Lunch, and Even for Breakfast—For Your Outdoor Griddle, Grill, or Skillet

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Pub Date 16 May 2023 | Archive Date 11 Jul 2023

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Learn how to make amazingly delicious smash burgers—and other smashed and pressed sandwiches, wraps, burritos, and more—from Adam and Brett Walton, the outdoor-griddle gurus.

Outdoor-griddle cooking, whether on a dedicated “flattop” griddle station or simply on a cast-iron or steel griddle pan placed over a hot grill, is the biggest news in outdoor cooking in a long time, and the smash burger is everyone’s favorite thing to cook on such a device. The YouTube stars of the outdoor griddle, the Walton twins—known as the Waltwins—serve up here the definitive guide to smash burgers in 60 recipes that are both easy to master for flattop rookies and full of brand-new ideas for griddling vets.

You will find the best versions of cheeseburgers and beef burgers you’ve ever imagined, such as the Rocky Mountain Smash Burger and the Mushroom and Swiss Smash Burger, along with things like the Chicken Cordon Bleu Smash, Smashed Black Bean Veggie Burgers, and Fish Sandwiches a la Smash. You’ll even find delicious smashed sandwiches you can wake up to for breakfast, and some sweet dessert smashes, like Smashed S’Mores, for the end of the day. Other recipes include: 
  • Smashed Pastrami Melts
  • Pressed Cubano Sandwiches
  • Asian Sweet and Soy Smash Burgers
  • California Smash Burgers
  • Smashed Pub Sliders
  • Classic Italian Grilled Panini
  • The Ultimate Gourmet Grilled Cheese
  • Chicken Caesar Wraps

This is a delectably fun, casual, and crazy-good cookbook you can use all day long and all year ’round.
Learn how to make amazingly delicious smash burgers—and other smashed and pressed sandwiches, wraps, burritos, and more—from Adam and Brett Walton, the outdoor-griddle gurus.

Outdoor-griddle cooking...

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Delish hamburgers that are classic, fresh, unique, original, and some instant favorites. Awesome book to keep handy for summer.

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What more can I say than yummmmmmmm.?

Great recipes for my favourite food and the cheesier the better. So. Many. Choices. And not just burgers, many sandwiches are involved. This book would make Joey Tribianni proud and his tummy full.

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Delicious copy cats that are doable and so yummy! I have always been a little worried to attempt these because they seem overwhelming. But these made it so easy and had delicious alternatives and different recipes, for every meal, including breakfast!~

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I started salivating just thinking about this book. And then I saw the pictures and was suddenly starving. There are some really interesting recipes in here. The first ones I'm going to try are the Asian-inspired Smash Burger and the pressed chicken street quesadilla.

Also, some really useful tips throughout such as cleaning the griddle.

I'm hungry...

Thanks to NetGalley and the Walton's for the ARC!

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5 stars
I was just recently introduced to smash burgers (though I refer to them as squish burgers). I’m not sure what sets them apart from regular burgers, but damn are the good! Anyhow, I love this cookbook! The ingredient lists are manageable, and the directions nice and easy to follow. I love the layout, and all of the amazingly appetizing pictures. This is exactly what I want out of a cookbook! I also like that they gave credit to a few of the recipes.

All that being said. We tried the smashed pub sliders, and dang were they good. I can see this cookbook getting a ton of use in my household.

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Totally love this cookbook! I think I am going to try every recipe. Each burger looks absolutely delicious. We do a lot of entertaining and I am so excited to serve my guests these wonderful recipes.

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This is a book you can just drool over the pictures! Who doesn’t love burgers or wraps? You are given so many variations and even given ideas on sauces and fillings that you will be happy for many quick meals to come. Just give it a try you won’t regret it.
Thank you NetGalley and (publisher) for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are my own.

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WOW! That was my first thought when I received this book.

I didn’t know that there were so many ways/recipes for making burgers! I’m definitely trying some recipes asap!

This would be a perfect gift for my loved one.

Thank you Quarto Publishing Group, the author and Netgalley for providing me with this copy. All opinions are my own.

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I never knew you could make burgers so many different ways! Cannot wait for summer to roll around so we can do some grilling and try more of these recipes!
Amazing pictures! Great Instructions! Wonderful ideas!

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You should never look at a cookbook when you're hungry…

I'm so overwhelmed because I want one of everything!

Surf & Turf Burger? Yep, please!

Peanut Butter Burger? Weirdly intrigued!

Monte Cristo? Yes, yes, and yes!

And, yes, I'm aware the last one isn't a burger, tho it could be. Can we put in a request for the next cookbook?

But the beauty of this particular book is that it takes you on an adventure with several classic sandwich recipes added in.

If you're a fan of bread concoctions, this is the cookbook for you.

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Thank you NetGalley for this E-arc in exchange of my review.
Actually I shouldn’t thank you at all, as I am sure to put 20 kilos after wanting to try and eat all the recipes ! I could have eaten the book if it was not on digital ;). The pictures looked really appealing. I have to say I absolutely love smashed burger and always looking for the best ones to eat. When I saw this book, I thought that I had to have it and I had to try it. I am at the review phase, didn’t try yet but not going to be long before I pick one of the awesome recipe.I have to say I am also curious about some recipe like the donut smashed burger. The recipes look fairly easy to do and has a good variety of ingredients and combinations of taste, that make the recipe looking really good !
If you are like me and will be happy to sell your soul in exchange of a smash burger this book is for you !
I really can’t wait to try the recipe and also I think it could be a nice book to offer to people, I already have some people in mind.

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I would 100% buy this book in store if I saw it. The recipes were great. Easy to follow and super yummy.

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LOVED. We tried so many recipes in my household and maaaan… each was so delicious! The recipes were easy to follow, some of them were incredibly unique, and a lot of them you can modify without changing the recipe dramatically. The large, beautiful photographs made you hungry while reading, which is perfect as you navigate new recipes! The ease of use alone was what made this book stellar for me, and my husband is grateful for new recipes to try out! Thank you for the opportunity to read!

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Without a doubt, this book will have you running to the store to get the ingredients to make one of the many smashed burgers included in this book.

The book starts with a very good description as to what smashed burgers are and how to achieve the crustiness of them. The tools can be as simple as spatulas or griddle presses. The photos are very well done, and you almost feel like you could reach into the cookbook and grab the burger/sandwich for yourself. The cookbook is not just beef burgers as there are recipes for chicken burgers, paninis, and even breakfast.

For this review, I opted to make the Steak House Smash Burger which has mushrooms, onions, Swiss cheese, and steak sauce on it. There was something quite satisfying about smashing the round balls of meat. The meat flavor was fantastic even though it was only seasoned with salt and pepper. The burger once put together with the other ingredients was a mouthful of heaven. The steak sauce took the traditional mushroom and onion cheeseburger over the edge. The ingredient list was everything you would find at your local grocery store and the instructions were easy to follow.

The book is divided into the following sections with a couple of examples listed.

Big Beefy Smash Burgers (California Smash Burger and Italian Smash Burger)
Super Smashed Chicken Burgers (Nashville Hot Chicken Smash Burger and Classic Chicken Smashed Burger)
Pressed Paninis, Smashed Burrito's, and Wicked Wraps and Sammies (Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap and Cheesy Vegetable Pressed Sandwich)
Smashing Breakfasts. (Everything Bagel Breakfast Smash and Pressed Breakfast Sliders)

Each recipe includes servings, prep time, and cook time information. In addition, is a description about the recipe. The usual list of ingredients and instructions plus some have tips if you decide to toast the bun. You won’t regret adding this cookbook to your cookbook collection.

My review is voluntary and all comments and opinions are my own.

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The pictures are making me hungry! Seriously, this cookbook takes the simple hamburger to the next level with different toppings and sauces. I can’t wait to try more of these out.

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I was lucky enough to read this through NetGalley as a bookseller.
I tell you what… run, don’t walk - run to your bookshop to pick up a copy (or order one).

The recipes in Smashed are not only mouth watering but so easy to follow. If you’re just starting out, like great burgers or you’re a 5 star chef, I truely believe this is a cook book for every cook & every kitchen.
There is such a wide amazing variety of burgers, sandwiches, wraps etc etc with so many great tips & tricks to achieving the best outcomes!

I’m in Australia & I was a little unsure if this would be in imperial measurements but was happily surprised to find it’s in both imperial & metric. Another great feature is the clear pictures - we all love a cookbook with pictures right? This is another tick on the list for great cookbooks!

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The pictures in this book will certainly make usual. So many yummy recipes.. instructions on how to make were great. They also included how to make the sauces for them. It’s great that they had recipes for more than hamburgers. I’ve already tried a few and I can’t wait to try many more. I highly recommend this cookbook for anybody who likes to grill burgers.

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"We knew that if you simply SMASHED EVERYTHING, there'd be something for everyone to enjoy!" This from the books introduction seems to be the main concept of this wonderful cookbook.

It has a plethora of variations on the popular Smash Burger but goes beyond that with burritos, panini and wraps, with lots of drool-worthy pictures.

The Walton twins give advise on tools and tips you will need to make the best smashed foods to feed yourself and impress others.

I received this ARC from Quarto Publishing Group – Harvard Common Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much.

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This is a great cookbook! The recipes are unique and easy to follow. I really enjoyed the pictures throughout too! I highly recommend!!
*Special thank you to the author(s), publisher, and NetGalley for giving me a copy to review*

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I just reviewed Smashed by Adam Walton; Brett Walton. #Smashed #NetGalley
[NetGalley URL] There are so many yummy burger recipes in this book. Not only beef burgers, but chicken burgers and wraps. There are also a lot of sauces to use on your burgers which takes the flavors to another level.

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Looking for a fun cookbook full of smashed burgers and sandwiches? Smashed: 60 Epic Smash Burgers and Sandwiches for Dinner, for Lunch, and Even for Breakfast―For Your Outdoor Griddle, Grill, or Skillet by identical twins and popular You Tubers, Adam and Brett Walton is one such book that will have your mouth watering.

Anyone who loves burgers will want to make almost every burger in this cookbook. While it also has chicken burgers, chicken sandwiches, and paninis. The introduction explains how to “smash” the meat and use it in delicious burgers and sandwiches. The authors have good imaginations, and have come up with sandwiches that will appeal to everyone. The recipes are written in the traditional manner with the ingredients listed first, followed by step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow and can be successfully made by both beginning and advanced cooks. Most of the recipes are fairly simple and easy. The notes preceding the recipes are helpful and also show the humor and personalities of the authors which makes the book fun to read even if you’re not presently cooking.

The cookbook includes beautiful, professional photographs of almost all of the recipes, making it difficult to decide which recipe to make. Sandwich lovers will be kept busy making yummy smashed dishes for months. This one is highly recommended and will be used often.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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Adam and Brett were new to me, and this book was a Great introduction. I have since learned they have a YouTube channel, and I am going to add them watch list. I love a good burger, pressed sandwiches, and yummy desserts. This has it all! This book has so many new ideas for some old favorites, and I could not wait to dig in. I had to try the S’mores, and they were amazing! I also love the ideas for different kinds of sauces, especially since I am pretty picky about sauces. I also really like the fact I did not have to buy a bunch of new tools and equipment. I only had to rush out to buy the food I needed!

This is going to be my go-to for this summer!

Thank you to the author, publisher, and Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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My family is a big fan of smash burgers and I was delighted to get a hold of this arc!

There is such a variety of dishes in this cookbook, beyond the usual burgers, that I was surprised! There's also a section on chicken, paninis and burritos, and breakfasts! There is also a great introduction at the beginning outling some of the basic necessities someone should have in their kitchen, from tools to spices.

Not only were the recipes clearly laid out and easy to follow, the commentary by the Walton brothers was a delight to read. The photographs by some of the recipes were gorgeous to look at, although I would have really appreciated it if every recipe had its own photo.

All of the recipes that I tried turned out well! The Pastrami Melt Smash Burger was a particular success!

Thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for this advance reader's copy!

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The recipes in this book sounded so good and we definitely tried a couple of the ideas in it! I appreciated all the different ideas and modifications to a standard burger, wrap, or sandwich that I wouldn't necessarily think of on my own. Great flavor combinations and a variety of ingredients to entice even the pickiest eater. And the best part? They were all pretty easy to make and didn't require fancy equipment like many cookbooks do.

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of this cookbook! I can't wait to continue trying out all the different recipes they shared!

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All of this. All the times. Our grilling game just stepped up about 100 notches. I loved looking through the ideas in this cookbook.

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