Anyone ready for another Smashburger? I’ve been waiting for Steele & Hops to add one, and with their new menu out last week, Chef Kyle Moncada did. I think you’ll like it.
Not your classic smash, is what I’ll tell you. I’ll also say, why not!
I’m a sucker for bacon jam, and I got sucker punched by the sweet caramelized bacon jam. It’s savory & sweet & wonderful. It shines like a beacon.
The two patties are 3oz. of their hand crafted, loose formed, ground chuck with butter added in. Seasoned and juicy enough for me. I loved the loose, tender feel the beef had. The provolone cheese was melted nicely. The garlic aioli partners well with the bacon jam. A little shredded lettuce sits below everything on the perfectly toasted @dennysbakery brioche bun. You get that crunch ring around the outside of the bun. The beef to bun ratio just makes it into my comfort zone. I could easily tackle a triple patty. AND, the patties are not smashed to twice the size of the bun like a few other places I’ve been to. You can smash them a little outside the bun, of course, but I want cheese to cover all of it and I want my first bite to get a little bun with it as well. This Smashburger touches all the bases!
I love the cheese curds too!