Breakfast Hash Brown Smashed Burger


  1. Preheat flat top griddle or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Gently form each portion of beef into a cylindrical disk about 2 inches tall. Season with salt and pepper. Add beef portions to griddle or skillet, and press down with a firm metal spatula to match the diameter of the doughnut. Cook without moving until a crust develops and to desired doneness. Top with a slice of cheese. Hold warm.
  3. Prepare potato pancakes according to the package instructions. Hold warm.
  4. To build each sandwich; top a doughnut with one prepared burger, a potato pancake, 1 oz. of jelly, 2 slices of bacon, and a fried egg. Finish by topping with another doughnut.


  • 4 lbs beef, ground, divided into 4 oz portions
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper, ground
  • 1 lb cheese, cheddar, smoked, sliced
  • 40 oz Simplot Traditional: Old European Potato Pancake 6/5lb
  • 32 ea Glazed doughnuts
  • 16 oz jelly, hot pepper
  • 32 slices bacon, pre-cooked
  • 16 ea egg(s), fried