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What’s For Dinner? Smash Burger

What’s For Dinner? Smash Burger
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The following is a featured recipe in Heinen’s What’s For Dinner program, your solution to easy, delicious and convenient weeknight dinners.

It only takes a few simple ingredients to build a restaurant-style Smash Burger at home!

Smash Burger Ingredients

Featuring simple salt-and-pepper-seasoned beef patties smashed thin and cooked until crisp around the edges, this burger can be assembled countless different ways, but we recommend a fluffy bun, cheddar cheese, garlicky dill pickles and a generous drizzle of premade aioli.

What’s for Dinner is our way of taking the stress out of cooking and making mealtime fun! Each week at the front of your local Heinen’s, you’ll find all the ingredients needed to create one of our simple and delicious chef-inspired meals. Just follow the easy step-by-step recipe card provided to have dinner ready in a matter of minutes.

What’s For Dinner? Smash Burger

What’s For Dinner? Smash Burger


  • King’s Hawaiian Hamburger Buns
  • Heinen’s CARE Certified 85/15 Ground Beef
  • Kraft Deli Deluxe Sharp Cheddar Slices
  • Terrapin Ridge Everything Aioli
  • Cleveland Kitchen Dilly Garlic Pickle Chips


  1. Lightly toast the buns and set aside.
  2. Divide  the ground beef into 4 even-size balls and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the balls in a very hot sauté pan or cast-iron skillet and smash with a spatula.
  4. Cook until the edges are brown and crispy, then flip and top with the cheese. Continue cooking until the cheese is melted.
  5. Place the burgers on the toasted buns and drizzle with the aioli.
  6. Top with the pickle chips.
  7. Serve with your favorite potato salad or chips.

Smash Burger

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By Heinen's Grocery Store

In 1929, Joe Heinen opened the doors of a small butcher shop on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio, aiming to establish himself as the city’s purveyor of quality meats. As customers came into Heinen’s new shop for their meat purchases, they began asking him to carry groceries as well. Joe added homemade peanut butter, pickles and donuts and by 1933, business had grown enough to include a line of produce and canned goods. Heinen’s Grocery Store was born.

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