Smash Burgers | Basics with Babish
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This week on Basics we're making the beloved smash burger and a riff on the mint mojito.


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  • Nebula 4243
    Nebula 4243

    Wagyu beef burger? Mayhaps?

  • ForkInTheRoad

    Plastic LTO

  • Jaigarful

    I like Babish, but is it really Basics if you gotta go through all the effort of making your buns and grinding your meat for burgers. Was hoping for some more technique.

  • reymont cantil
    reymont cantil

    making the bun just hits different

  • rpd

    Make food from One Piece!

  • gomek augutine
    gomek augutine

    Meat always on top and salad always on bottom.

  • Adam Oliphant
    Adam Oliphant

    Ooh, someone upgraded to the 600 series.

  • Tom Lastname
    Tom Lastname

    Satanic star to summon the beast. Subbing just for that line! LOL

  • Atypical

    That dry-aged flavor better not come anywhere near my sweet, innocent buns!

  • FeelGoodNic

    What is the gray color on sirloin?

  • Dylan Royer
    Dylan Royer

    Dont smash your mint!!! Gently muddle the mint or you will release the chlorophyll and it will taste bitter and earthy.

  • TKA

    That comment about the star caught me off guard.

  • Matt

    I love the fact you changed your choice of Rolex during this video too. Don't think we didn't see that one. Nice.

  • nk_9211

    2:42 "i have a selection of beefs here" hahahaha the plural "beefs" got me

  • wackamoleremix

    If you're not summoning the beast when you're cooking, you're doing itnwrongy

  • Uribay SuperDynamic
    Uribay SuperDynamic

    you should make the california cheeseburger from the simpsons

  • Richard Bennett
    Richard Bennett

    What does your day to day diet look like? I struggle with weight, and for a chef, you seem to do well.

    • Wren Jablonka
      Wren Jablonka

      i think he made a video about this with one of those magazine channels a while aho. if you search what i eat in a day binging with babish you should be able to find it!

  • Jack William Taylor
    Jack William Taylor

    Does it upset anyone else that the plural of beef is beeves

  • Casper Wynn
    Casper Wynn

    Summon the beast 🤣🤣

  • Some Guy
    Some Guy

    I've been getting in to smash burgers lately and I have to say I am in love. Make sure that bun in nice and butter toasted and I like to make very thinly sliced onions and put them on top of one of the burgers after the smash.

  • William Bishop
    William Bishop

    Probably gonna make Babish cringe, but I love smash burgers on focaccia. I'm even learning how to make my own focaccia so I can have it more often (and with garlic. SO. MUCH. GARLIC.)

  • Gàrçéllø

    6:38 this is how we summon the burger demon

  • Shepard

    anyone know the outro music? Its not in the description that is a different song

  • Scheiß St.Pauli
    Scheiß St.Pauli

    perfect burger

  • A cat
    A cat

    I love the burgers and the burger knowledge but I have to comment on the overblown highlights It’s far too jarring and bright and white

  • matt hovey
    matt hovey

    Yumm 😋

  • james crawley
    james crawley

    Andrew... Dawg... I love you but... This isn't basic!

  • Joe Manfredi
    Joe Manfredi

    Satanic star to summon the beast.... I eat enough of those burgers and I'll be summoning something

  • Naso 18S
    Naso 18S

    recipe buns?

  • shane newton
    shane newton

    Are we gonna just ignore the “special sauce in the shape of a satanic star to summon the beast” 😂

  • Tom

    Satanic star ... not very funny.

  • Kevin Mason
    Kevin Mason

    Aren't you supposed to smash onions into them? Otherwise they be just a flat burger.

  • Joy L
    Joy L

    That end result though. My goodness. Perfect proportions and looking delicious with a yummy drink to go with it. Gordon Ramsay could learn a lot from you.

  • Jimmy Thunder
    Jimmy Thunder

    How don't you know how to hold a fork properly?

  • Larin McMullen
    Larin McMullen

    I don't know if anyone at your wonderful channel/company goes back to read comments this long after the video has been posted, but I would like to suggest that "new hotness" is a MIIB, Men In Black II reference. I was far too lazy to read all the comments so I may not be first say this. I didn't see any from what I did get through. Thank you.

  • Xelgadis

    I sadly got hit by Hurricane Ida and did not get to enjoy my Labor Day weekend.

  • bidi imad
    bidi imad


  • Philip Lorenz
    Philip Lorenz

    Had to stop the Video to say. GIN MOJITO!?! What? WHAT? Where has this been all my life?

  • Oliver Collett
    Oliver Collett

    Wearing two of the most sought-after Rollie's in the same vid? That's a big flex.

  • Marc Johnson
    Marc Johnson

    I find it curious that he switches between metric and imperial measurements. Grams then Fahrenheit…

  • angus william
    angus william

    Where's George Motz?

  • Random Gamer
    Random Gamer

    Hey babish is it possible for you to make a impossible whopper?

  • Mr.GoldFarmer

    awesome stuff

  • Sam.B


  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama

    I’m not convinced that the eye round *wasn’t* pork

  • Miniac1076

    There are not many videos that can make my mouth water for something else while I'm stuffing my face with pizza, but this managed to do it.

  • Cloud Strifen
    Cloud Strifen

    we need a babish smashula!

  • Otto Hartmann
    Otto Hartmann

    Barbeques with this guy must be legendary

  • Isaac Riggs
    Isaac Riggs

    Gin is funny because it is drank both by rich east coasters and dirt poor West Coasters

  • ThatDudeVinny

    I wanna see a miniseries of just burgers, call it Burgers With Babish.

  • J, Williams
    J, Williams

    Catch me outside Babish, try and stop me from mixing seasons in my beef playa.

  • Phoebe

    ✨burgarian context✨

  • Arland Jenkins
    Arland Jenkins

    Why not season the meat before cooking it?

  • Daeshana Almontaine
    Daeshana Almontaine

    And the rush to E-Bay to buy Babish's old stand mixer begins~

  • Phil Perrin
    Phil Perrin

    My burger mix is sirloin, chuck and short ribs!

  • lavender

    Instructions unclear, burger is wavedashing and spamming shine and im scared

  • E Squared
    E Squared

    Gin Mojito? Don't you mean Gin Rickey?

  • Jon Terhaar
    Jon Terhaar

    You forgot grilled onions, the most important ingredient.

  • Hzur9887

    What I like to do is to make the beef into a kebab meat mince (mince meat with spices, eggs, onions, garlic and ginger). Fry the mince on a pan. You get flavourful burgers and juicy patties

  • Nerfy

    But why would you put the burgers right ontop of the bun making the bun soggy

    • Nerfy

      after a while

  • Jules Labador
    Jules Labador

    where’s the satanic beast

  • Benny Attar
    Benny Attar

    Any sensible reason Americans feel the need to put cheese on everything they eat?

    • • • •
      • • •

      It's like the French putting a handful of butter into everything. It makes it better.

  • Jacopo

    Spitting out meat is a crime

  • Greg Gall
    Greg Gall

    Could i use potato starch, instead of flaked potato, which is hard to get here?

  • Craig Rogers
    Craig Rogers

    All my Burgers saucers are now getting applied in a Satanic star. Burgers with the beast. What Could go wrong?

  • Weston Bourgeois
    Weston Bourgeois

    No matter how many times you show me how to make burger buns I will never make them and I apologize for that

  • R3D DR01D
    R3D DR01D

    Pls do sanji cuisine de la carte

  • Anomaly

    Babby why don't we season the meat before grilling? Not that I uh do that or anything right now..

  • elsquisheeone

    imagine making a Satanic circle on your burger as a joke and accidentally summoning Ronald McDonald

  • TheOrichalcumSpider

    As Patrick would say, "Oh, boy 3 A.M.!"

  • Finwolven

    Smashburgers? *George Motz has entered the chat*

  • ballisticblake

    This, hands down, is the best way to make a burger. There's no reason to make them any thicker than this.

  • Fowl

    Gonna be honest, I'd rather have you take a stab at their smash fries. The seasoning on those are crazy

  • Look At This Dude
    Look At This Dude

    There is nothing basic about this Babish, that's a gentrified smash burger

  • Phil

    Amazing chef. *holds cutlery like a child*

  • Mesacboy

    pls fix the capitalization in the title or else i will cry :(

  • HardnEasy

    I've been a Babish viewer for years now and I can proudly say all these lessons in cooking have amounted to [redacted]

    • Skyseeker

      I haven't been a fan quite as long, but I can say that what I learned resulted in [DATA EXPUNGED].

  • Brandon Sky
    Brandon Sky

    "But if for some reason you wanna make it yourself" Babish calling himself out I see.

  • 6its the boi9
    6its the boi9

    what happend to ur nail polish

  • Tuulos

    I'm around 90% sure that that eye of round came from either a pork or a weird pork-cow hybrid.

    • Lord Muhehe
      Lord Muhehe

      Might be veal.

  • migmig

    And now hand it over!

  • Henry Benyin
    Henry Benyin

    This man is so pretentious about which part of the cow he eats. So annoying.

  • SadKloud

    HAPPY birthday

  • Scott Przybilla
    Scott Przybilla

    Happy Birthday Babish

  • Master Fluff
    Master Fluff

    Hail Burger Sauce!🔥👹

  • N7M61

    That's is a pentagram, it have absolutely nothing to do with Satan like at all, it have been used by many religions through out history notably the Wiccan religion, but also Christianity as a symbol for the five virtues and five wounds of Jesus, nothing to do with Satan, the same goes for the upside down cross know as the Saint peters cross.... Smh Babish. But that's a tasty looking burger.

  • Mona Mitra
    Mona Mitra

    You read my mind!! Been looking all over the internet for a video about what cuts of beef make the best burgers! Very keen to try out your ratios. Thanks for the clear explanations 🙏🏽

  • Amelia Baxter
    Amelia Baxter

    Anyone else want him to make scooby snacks????

  • Glenn Russell Apura
    Glenn Russell Apura

    Yeah, i watched this while eating a quarter pounder from our local burger stand...hehe.

  • SuresH SamantA
    SuresH SamantA

    What about Aviation Gin ?

  • Jax T
    Jax T

    Dude can I can out with you while you do this? Maybe some kind of fan giveaway.

  • Samuel Beyer
    Samuel Beyer

    You had me at “Smash” because I knew burgers would follow

  • PariahfromSociety

    Hey Babish got another simpsons recommendation for you season 26 episode 13 walking big and tall the snacks that they served in Homer's support group big is beautiful.

  • AkromaStrategy

    commenting this everytime i remember. Can you PLEASE turn your stand mixer the other direction so we can see what speed you have stuff on!!!

  • sbasko

    Do the ‘Moist-Maker’ Ultimate Thanksgiving Sandwich from Friends! S5E9! 😋

  • Bill

    Can you please do a walking dead episode?

    • The Sorrow
      The Sorrow

      ok clown

  • Patrick Simnor
    Patrick Simnor

    At this point just do Bread with Babish and add a link to each sandwich video.


    I'm glad you took off that black nail polish as it just didn't quite fit your channel's theme.

  • Eduardo Rodriguez
    Eduardo Rodriguez

    Why can't i season the ground meat before assembling the burgers?

  • Racket Tattoo
    Racket Tattoo

    Aviation gin is coming for you...