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  • Writer's pictureNicole Kuhn

Freddy's Steakburger *copycat*

A while back I found that I was craving a Freddy's burger, so I took to the internet to try and figure out how they make them. While I was doing my research of compiling recipes, I came across a video of some employees showing just how they achieve those super thin and crispy patties. I'll just go ahead and tell you right now, your arms are in for a little workout!

In the video the cook places each cube of meat on the grill for about 30 seconds. Next, he flips the lump of meat and proceeds to use to large spatulas placed on top of each other to flatten the patty until it becomes almost paper thin. Then he allows the burger to cook for about 1-2 minutes, before flipping it for the third time. Here is the link to the website with the video if you guys want to take a look at it to get a better idea of the process:




TIME: 20 min. SERVES: 4-6



for the burger:

  • 1 lb. ground beef, I used 80/20

  • American Cheese slices

  • standard hamburger buns

for the burger and fry seasoning:

  • 2 Tablespoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt.


  • In a bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the seasoning.

  • Heat a griddle over medium-high to high heat.

  • Divide beef into about 8 pieces and roll into rough balls.

  • One at a time, place the beef on the griddle. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and smash the patty very flat. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with the seasoning you made earlier.

  • Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they're nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, the place the slice of cheese on one of the patties. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.

  • Serve with ketchup, pickles, mustard, mayo, jalapeno slices, etc., and a side of fries topped with some of the seasoning mixture. Enjoy!

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