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Smoked Burgers

Nothing is better than a burger that has been hit with a little smoke and then seared right before coming off the grill. The smoke enhances the natural beef flavor of the patties and works well with the cheddar cheese.
Servings 3
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins


  •  1 ½  pounds ground beef chuck 80/20
  •  4  slices cheddar cheese (optional)
  •  4  burger buns
  •  Assorted burger toppings

Smoked Burger Seasoning


  • Preheat your Z Grills pellet smoker to 225 °F.
  • Shape your ground beef into 4 patties, about 1/2 inch larger in diameter than your burger buns.
  • In a small bowl, combine the burger seasoning and sprinkle on both sides of your burger patties.
  • Place the seasoned patties on the grill and smoke for up to 1 hour, or until the internal temperature of your burgers reads 135°F.
  • Increase the heat of your grill to the high setting (at least 400°F). Sear the burger patties for about 2-3 minutes on both sides. Add cheese after the first flip, if desired.
  • Check the temperature of your burger patties for the desired doneness.
  • Remove the burger patties and toast the buns over high heat. Assemble your smoked burgers on your toasted buns with desired toppings and immediately serve.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked