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Han Burgers Recipe

By: Andrea Alden

May the Fourth. Also known as Star Wars Day, is a day that needs to be celebrated. How does the best grills manufacturer in the world celebrate? By making Han Burgers of course. Modeled after the classic “smash burger”, these Han Burgers resemble our favorite scruffy looking nerfherder and stay together about as well as the Millennium Falcon. They will make it from the grill to your stomach in less than 12 parsecs, we promise.

Prep Time
5 Min
Cook Time
10 Min
Yield
3
Difficulty
Easy

Han Burgers Recipe

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

2 lbs.

medium ground beef

salt and pepper to taste

egg or potato buns for serving

¼ cup 

butter

your favorite condiments

bacon, cheese, lettuce, onion, ketchup, mustard, etc.

Directions
  1. Replace your cooking grids with the Cast-Iron Plancha, or place the grill-top Plancha on the cooking grids. Light the grill and preheat to high – around 500+°F using the burners directly below the Plancha.
  2. Divide the ground beef into six servings of 1/3 lbs. Create a loose ball, then squish flat. You are aiming for a thin burger patty that is loosely packed. Butter the buns on the inside.
  3. Once the Plancha is hot, melt 1 tbsp. of the butter, then lay down the burgers to cook. Use your spatula to flatten the patty further; you want maximum surface area. Generally we don’t recommend doing this, however, because the burgers are on a solid surface, any juices will remain with the meat. Season the burgers to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Flip the burgers after about 3 minutes, once the first side has become crispy. Cook an additional 3 minutes. Once all burgers are done, move them to the “off” side of the grill to stay warm, while you fry the buns. Place the buns directly on the hot Plancha until they are crispy and golden, about 2 minutes.
  5. Dress the burgers simply with your favorite condiments, and don’t forget to serve them with some Falcon Fries – also known as poutine.

I put some bacon on my Han Burgers and to be honest, it was a little Chewie. Alright, bad puns aside, these smash-style burgers are simplistic and delightful. The lacy, crispy beef is a complete contrast from our usual big and juicy style burgers. What did you cook for Star Wars Day? Leave a comment and share some photos with us on our social pages like Grills Facebook and Grills Instagram, using the hashtags #StarWarsOnTheBBQ and #NapoleonGrill.

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season patties with salt & pepper

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flip when crispy, not chewie

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fry the buns too

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serve with your favorite condiments

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don't forget the falcon fries

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Who you calling scruffy looking?

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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season patties with salt & pepper

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flip when crispy, not chewie

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fry the buns too

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serve with your favorite condiments

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don't forget the falcon fries

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Who you calling scruffy looking?