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Open faced smoked burger
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5 from 3 votes

Best Ever Smoked Burgers

Smoked Burgers are the best! Smoking burgers results in burgers that are super juicy, with a crispy char and so much flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smoked burger recipe, Smoked burgers, smoking burgers
Servings: 6
Calories: 387kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Coarse Ground Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic

Instructions

  • Preheat your pellet smoker to 500 degrees. Form 4-6 patties from your hamburger, and try to make them about half an inch thick. I usually do 4 patties at half a pound each.
    Combine all four seasonings in a small bowl and mix well. Coat your burgers with the seasoning right before putting them on the smoker.
    2 Pounds Ground Beef, 1 Teaspoon Paprika, 1 Teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt, 1 Teaspoon Coarse Ground Pepper, 1 Teaspoon Granulated Garlic
    seasoned burger patties on a plate
  • Smoke the burgers for about 10 minutes on each side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 135 degrees.
  • Remove, dress, serve, and enjoy!
    Open faced smoked burger

Notes

  • 135°F is for a medium burger. If you would like a medium rare, drop the internal temp by about five degrees, and another 5 degrees for rare. For well-done, 140°F will do.
  • Hamburgers have a tendency to shrink up during cooking of any sort. This is why I go for a ½-pound patty. Once the shrinking finishes, you’ve still got a nice size patty that fits the bun well.
  • It’s important to not season the burgers until you’re ready to stick them on the smoker. The salt will dry out the burgers quickly once added.
  • I used cherry pellets, but there’s no reason you can’t use any flavor you prefer or have on hand already.
  • Don’t over flip your burgers. Only flip them once, if possible. Not only do you lose seasoning, but you lose juices, resulting in a less than satisfactory burger. Less flipping results in a better tasting and moist burger.

Nutrition

Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 489mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3mg