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Homemade smoked burgers on the grill served in a hamburger bun with cheese and bacon

How To Make The Best Smoked Burgers

Smoking burgers on the grill is the absolute best way to cook a burger. The smoke from the grill adds such a delicious flavor to the meat, and the burgers are so juicy and tender. These are quick to prepare and even easier to cook. Let the smoker do the work for 1 hour, and then do a quick sear on each side and... done! You will be enjoying the best-tasting burgers in no time!
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 512 kcal



How to make the hamburger patties

  • In a medium-size bowl, add eggs, hamburger seasoning, and bread crumbs. Stir until well mixed. Add in ground beef and mix well. You will have to get in there with your hands to get it mixed together evenly.
  • Form patties that are about ½-inch thick and just a little bit wider than the buns you will be using. Place patties on a tray, and let's head to the grill!

How to smoke burgers

  • Preheat your grill. Then, set the temperature to 225 degrees F. Make sure you have topped it up with wood pellets of your choice.
  • When the grill has reached the correct temperature, place hamburger patties on the grill.
  • Cook for about 1 hour at 225 degrees F until the internal temperature of the burgers, measured in the middle of the thickest part, reaches 165 degrees F.
  • Once the hamburgers reach 165 degrees F, turn up the grill to 400 degrees F. Slide open the flame broiler slider using tongs, and now you can cook your burgers over an open wood fire. Don't go anywhere! This step goes fast!
  • Sear burgers for 2 minutes, then flip burgers, add cheese (and BBQ sauce if you like), and cook for 2 minutes more. That's it!
  • Serve on buns (toasted on the grill if you like, or wrapped in lettuce if you are on the keto diet or a low-carb diet), and add your favorite condiments and sides. Now enjoy the best burger you have ever tasted.


Nutritional information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only.
  • Make burgers roughly the same size, so they cook evenly.
  • Do not overhandle the meat. When you overmix the ground beef, you'll end up with a tough and chewy burger, and no one wants that!
  • Don't press down on the burgers while they are cooking. You don't want to squeeze that yummy burger juice out.
  • You can safely store leftover cooked burgers in the fridge in a container with a tight-fitting lid for 3-4 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.  


Serving: 1gCalories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 46gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 365mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
Keyword smoked burgers, smoked hamburgers
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