Carla Makes BA Smashburgers | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published on Jun 12, 2018
  • Ground chuck is a great all-purpose, buy-it-anywhere choice for burgers. But if you want to get ambitious and blend, say, chuck with ground short rib or brisket, we say go for it.

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  • Carla Music
    Carla Music 11 months ago +8445

    Guys: I didn't burn the buns.

    • chessfinesse
      chessfinesse Month ago

      She was the first General Manager of Shake Shack to be fired for burning food, lol

    • H Legion
      H Legion 2 months ago

      She will burn it

    • Leilani Darling
      Leilani Darling 2 months ago +1

      Gordon Ramsey: you're in denial.

    • Gary Winthorpe
      Gary Winthorpe 2 months ago

      American cheese lights on fire instead of melting if you put a lighter to it ..."cheese product"

    • NOT chilli booboo
      NOT chilli booboo 2 months ago

      Carla Music go hang out with your queer drag queen friends

  • k*don*
    k*don* Day ago

    The way they say sawwwuce.

  • k*don*
    k*don* Day ago

    The entire time i couldn't relax bc i was worried about the buns.

  • John Van De Westerlo

    Looks aweful

  • Morgan Boes
    Morgan Boes 2 days ago

    RIP buns

  • Vicki Collins
    Vicki Collins 2 days ago

    I tried to get the special sauce recipe on Bon Appetite and it said there was nothing there that matched. Could you help me with this please? Thank you.

  • Alex H
    Alex H 2 days ago

    the whole time she was cooking i was stressing about the buns

  • Ben Davis
    Ben Davis 2 days ago

    I am eating a smash burger now. Thank you.

  • jessicahamby
    jessicahamby 2 days ago +1

    Carla: talking about buns
    Me: checking out Andy’s buns

  • Dallon Emison
    Dallon Emison 2 days ago

    lol i work at the shake shack in san diego

  • Christopher brassie
    Christopher brassie 2 days ago +2

    8:17 she used Andy like a dog!!!😂😂😂

  • Joe Salami
    Joe Salami 2 days ago +1

    Seeing brad made the video 2x better

  • Carlos Maestas
    Carlos Maestas 3 days ago +1

    In Seattle we got a place, 3 actually. They use chopped pickle and some kind of burger sauce. And it’s the best ever. Ever!

  • Kimberly Cardenas
    Kimberly Cardenas 3 days ago +1

    I watch this video so often it makes no sense. lol and every time i watch it i have burgers at my house that same night

  • arrangearrange
    arrangearrange 4 days ago

    There is nothing like a nice Jewish girl making you burgers. Just saying.

  • 556 4Ever
    556 4Ever 5 days ago

    What is the advantage of smashing on the griddle vs. flattening the beef prior to putting them on the griddle?

  • Wander Bear
    Wander Bear 5 days ago

    this looks like a Culver's Butter Burger

  • Sterling Archer
    Sterling Archer 5 days ago

    you toast the buns last, and you always make the patty much larger than the bun, the shrinkage in the pan is severe, even with 80/20 beef.

  • electrasonic
    electrasonic 6 days ago

    don't burn the buns ???????

  • Brendon Urie Is god
    Brendon Urie Is god 7 days ago

    So she means use a brioche bun

  • Robert Macchia
    Robert Macchia 7 days ago

    Where are her gloves?

  • ClockySauce
    ClockySauce 8 days ago

    Did she burn the buns?

  • Brendan O'Keefe
    Brendan O'Keefe 8 days ago +1

    I love that this episode is so real. Not everything is perfect. Sometimes you burn the buns. Sometimes the recipe calls for shredded lettuce and you say no. It's a great video that shows what cooking at home is really about. 10/10, Bon Appétit. Y'all are always killing it

  • San Junipero
    San Junipero 9 days ago +5

    Most people watching this video:
    Me with my anxiety, emotionally invested in those potato buns not burning: ...the buns... THE BUNS!!!! CHECK THE DAMN BUNS!!

  • Maritza Mejía
    Maritza Mejía 9 days ago

    i'm here because i've just burned my toast

  • Jessica Ingenbrandt
    Jessica Ingenbrandt 11 days ago +1

    Only meat I’m staring at is tall drink of water Brad in the background 😍💕

  • David G
    David G 12 days ago

    A REAL smash burger is simply where the cold patty is placed and firmly PRESSED on the grill for its first 30 seconds. The intention is to develop a crust of seared meat on the surface. The resulting flavor is incredible. Modern younger American "Chefs" (Sarcasm) keep ruining our culinary culture. Please dont mash the buns, they will toast nicely without being crushed. Cooking for others isnt about what YOU like, it's about what they like. I have been a fine dining Certified Chef for 47 years.

  • MeSoyCapitan
    MeSoyCapitan 12 days ago

    Why are you calling processed cheese 'american cheese'. That's like calling reconstituted meat 'american meat'.

  • fuckyusuke
    fuckyusuke 13 days ago

    carla looks like a bobs burgers character lol

  • Shahid Siddiqui
    Shahid Siddiqui 15 days ago

    Burn burgers taste good

  • kyle wiley
    kyle wiley 15 days ago

    i want that file

  • David Pereslete
    David Pereslete 15 days ago


  • TheZeanti
    TheZeanti 16 days ago

    Those burned buns speak to my soul.

  • gabby gordon
    gabby gordon 18 days ago


  • Dave McBroom
    Dave McBroom 19 days ago

    Not liking American cheese is consistent with everyone on the plant OUTSIDE the U.S.

  • Arianna Gonzalez
    Arianna Gonzalez 20 days ago

    I’m so hungry right now

  • Heisenberg_SHD
    Heisenberg_SHD 20 days ago

    She is a chef. Okay

  • Princess Espiritu
    Princess Espiritu 21 day ago

    Her recipe reminded me of an episode of Epicurious 4 levels: Burger hahaha. She was bits of Emily, Lorenzo and Frank ahahhaa. She was bit of the three levels: she used ground chuck like Lorenzo, Potato buns like Frank and american cheese like Emily. Ahhaahha.

  • James Morris
    James Morris 22 days ago

    Maybe it's because I'm born and raised Texan but I feel like any burger that features less than 5 1/3 ounces (precooked) of beef, shouldn't be considered a burger anymore. Especially if it's a 4 ounce patty with 20% fat. Once that cooks off, you have probably 3 ounces of beef and if you add a typical amount of toppings, the beef is not even featured anymore. Might as well be a salad with beef sprinkled on top instead of croûtons.

  • Crystal Tafea
    Crystal Tafea 22 days ago

    why do I feel like a lot of cross contamination kept happening!!!

  • Ashley Nieto
    Ashley Nieto 22 days ago

    Mmmmm dry salty pucks on burnt sweet bread. No need to call them smashburgers. It's just a welfare burger on a nasty bougie bun. Gross.

  • Kelsey Brown
    Kelsey Brown 25 days ago +1

    Can you show us the shroom burger from shake shack???

  • Reese Bradley
    Reese Bradley 27 days ago

    What is the test kitchen without Andy lmao

  • K -Ray
    K -Ray 28 days ago

    This is the 2nd straight video I’ve watched (in no particular order) where Carla burns the bread/bun/hero roll.

  • Matthew Forte
    Matthew Forte 28 days ago +6

    I just spent the last nine minutes screaming “THE BUNS, CARLA“ at my screen

  • Paige Woodward
    Paige Woodward Month ago

    She’s cool

  • Brandon Ramírez Solís

    Does anyone have the recipe (or similar) of Martin's potato rolls? Pls I need to make them

  • سلطان الشمري

    Thesis not smash ?? Why did the burn bread👊🏼

  • 4everVegeta
    4everVegeta Month ago

    Omg yes

  • Left Laners
    Left Laners Month ago

    Shake shack crinkle cut fries changed my world.

  • madzz G
    madzz G Month ago +1

    one thing I gotta have on my burger is raw onion

  • LameWalrus xD
    LameWalrus xD Month ago

    I'm freaking out because she didn't clean her lettuce

  • cristina solano
    cristina solano Month ago

    Carla is the best, but I can’t when she wears her jewelry while cooking🤦🏻‍♀️

  • Mark Wegner
    Mark Wegner Month ago

    Hell yeah!

  • Gypsy Feng
    Gypsy Feng Month ago

    The whole video I was like, Carla, go check out the bun! Don't burn the bun!

  • liberty belle
    liberty belle Month ago

    This was hilarious & delicious

  • Xonix
    Xonix Month ago

    Send me that word document ill get into that like a knife in butter

  • Anthony Geiger
    Anthony Geiger Month ago

    I like her filthy mouth. I wonder if shes from New York or Jersey

  • rey arifin
    rey arifin Month ago

    can anyone please explain whats the difference between smashburgers and regular burgers? like what does the smashing do?

    • FunTimesAllNight
      FunTimesAllNight Month ago

      smashing increases the surface area of the burger and creates better contact between the meat and the cooking surface for better browning and crispier texture on the outside.

  • Usman Sheikh
    Usman Sheikh Month ago +1

    Carla,,,, I noticed in a couple of your videos you are careless about the food. I would certainly fire you if you had worked for my restaurant.

  • John Tam
    John Tam Month ago

    You talk too much, just cook the food.

  • Thomas Didymus
    Thomas Didymus Month ago

    she is annoying and not very skilled

  • Awkwardtunity
    Awkwardtunity Month ago

    Burgers don’t taste right to me without ketchup. Gotta have ketchup.

  • Matiana Vera
    Matiana Vera Month ago +1

    I seriously kept yelling at her to "CHECK THE BUNS!" throughout this whole video.

  • Chris Curran
    Chris Curran Month ago

    Removing a word doc password is very easy. Contact me if you want instructions.

  • T!.!.!T
    T!.!.!T Month ago

    Look at all that processed cheese. The fact you call it American cheese is hilarious to me.

  • Farah Nadine
    Farah Nadine Month ago

    In n out animal style sauce pls do it

  • J S
    J S Month ago

    I’m sorry in advance.. every cooking video I’ve seen on this channel is extremely average in terms the of idea and execution. Very average chefs. However, they are entertaining and I will continue to watch.

  • Dylan O Brien
    Dylan O Brien Month ago

    I had shake shack in London and honestly thought it was on of the worst burgers I had ever ordered. Not sure what the hype is. Maybe its just that its not in New York so its not the same? Five guys and Burger King is much nicer in my opinion.

  • Trevor Allen
    Trevor Allen Month ago

    Im surprised noone broke their teeth on the buns ... Jk the burgers looked delicous im going to make tomorrow

  • Darion Wilson
    Darion Wilson Month ago

    That looks nummy 😋

  • Daan Vanalphen
    Daan Vanalphen Month ago

    I don’t agree with the assembly of the burger. Lettuce first then the burger

  • Salma A.
    Salma A. Month ago +1

    I can’t find the special sauce recipe on the website :(

  • Nikita Mikhlin
    Nikita Mikhlin Month ago

    8:50 mmmhh! So good and tasty

  • Apple Watch
    Apple Watch Month ago

    *is burning buns the reason you are not in shake-shack anymore?*

    • TomTr
      TomTr Month ago

      Apple Watch lmaoosshjkakkkskdjd

  • Joel Lopez
    Joel Lopez Month ago

    Do you cook the meet in oil?

    • Jim Pisello
      Jim Pisello Month ago

      Looks like it was just the fat that rendered out of the burgers

  • ☆moonbeam☆
    ☆moonbeam☆ Month ago

    i was so sad that she kept those buns.. ☠

  • jxr006 NJ
    jxr006 NJ Month ago +1

    After seeing those buns burned, we know why she doesn’t work at shake shack anymore.

  • UnoriginalName
    UnoriginalName 2 months ago

    Carla is one of the most charming and charismatic culinary personalities ever. She’s extremely witty, fun and she’s one hell of a teacher. I’ll take her over most of the Food Network peeps.

  • solo chrome
    solo chrome 2 months ago

    can't wait to make these with Beyond Meat

  • john doe
    john doe 2 months ago

    her arse!!! cést fantastique!

  • vivid
    vivid 2 months ago +2

    im really sure that was cabbage, not a lettuce

  • Yasmin Khan
    Yasmin Khan 2 months ago +14

    I wish she would concentrate on the buns god damn

  • Darren Carlson
    Darren Carlson 2 months ago

    This girl hasn't got a clue lol

  • AmericaNeedsWeed
    AmericaNeedsWeed 2 months ago

    The password is 123456

  • Owen Lee
    Owen Lee 2 months ago

    What’s the special sauce

  • Der Snöffels
    Der Snöffels 2 months ago +1

    Send me the File :) i'll open it

  • Ryan Tate
    Ryan Tate 2 months ago +1

    I hope that my future wife is as dope a mom as Carla

  • Kevin Kayongo
    Kevin Kayongo 2 months ago +8

    those are thick smash burgers🤔🤷🏾‍♂️

    • George
      George Month ago +2

      I love this channel but this was a shoddy attempt. Burgers not smashed, buns burned, lettuce not shredded, no onions?

    • Alex Mozes
      Alex Mozes Month ago +1

      I agree with you. Kenjis smash burgers are better imo.

  • Farid Akmal bin Karim
    Farid Akmal bin Karim 2 months ago

    What’s the Recipe for the special sauce?

  • Simon
    Simon 2 months ago

    Carla is so funny and entertaining

  • Orion6699
    Orion6699 2 months ago

    You can scrape off the burn with a butter knife.... Best burger imo is some super awesome sharp cheddar on top with a big ol slab of onion. Good roll and some beef and that is all you need.

  • Nori
    Nori 2 months ago

    "Don't let the buns get burned" literally every bun is black half black dafuq.

  • Cook The Books
    Cook The Books 2 months ago

    Krabby patties FTW 😉

  • lexwaldez
    lexwaldez 2 months ago

    I have learned much from this. Now to use my knowledge for good. Burgers for supper!

  • Tawp _Heavy
    Tawp _Heavy 2 months ago

    dang... when was the last carla vid???

  • MeDeek
    MeDeek 2 months ago +1

    Tried your smash burger 👍👍 enjoyed the simple but specific recipe. The details and stories are wonderful 💐 Thank you Carla.

  • Micah Petry
    Micah Petry 2 months ago

    Actually, there are two types of American Cheese. What is mostly sold in stores is the "cheese product" you're referring to which is not actually cheese. However, the better version, and most likely what you are using, is a blend of Cheddar, Colby, granular (Parmigiano-Reggiano) and washed cured (Gouda, Havarti, Monterrey Jack, etc), or any combination of those. You can tell the difference by the'll either say "American Processed Cheese," "American Processed Cheese Product," or "American Processed Cheese Food." The last two have additives such as milk, cream, buttermilk, or albumin (cheese whey byproduct). A cheese labeled "processed" doesn't necessarily mean it's not real cheese, it's just not made in the same way conventional single varietal cheeses are made, and could very well just be a blend of natural or single varietal cheeses. You can also tell the difference by the price. While true American Cheese isn't that much more expensive, it is WAY more flavorful! Hope this helps!

  • Bobby Mathis
    Bobby Mathis 2 months ago +4

    Damn gurl dem some thiccc pickuls

  • Leslie Payne
    Leslie Payne 2 months ago +2

    OMG. What was I thinking. Watching this a 9:00 PM. Now I am really in the mood for a burger