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How To Smoke A Hamburger Enjoy The Outstanding Taste

Most of us enjoy a good hamburger. Usually, it’s pan fried or grilled. Once you learn how to smoke a Hamburger, you will never want it any other way. This is one of the best hamburgers recipes for Smoking hamburgers, it is very easy to do

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We will be using a pit boss pellet smoker which makes it even easier. These Juicy and tasteful smoked hamburgers will have you rethinking how you cook hamburgers in the future. One great thing about slow cooking hamburgers is you don’t have to stand at the grill watching the hamburgers for the whole cook.

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Even though the total cook time of slow cooking hamburgers is longer. If prepared it actually takes less work for an outstanding tasting burger.

Best Type of Meat

When it comes to choosing your hamburger meat you want to make sure you have enough fat content for the best tasting hamburgers. Ground chuck is one of the best options, it is normally between 15 and 20 percent fat. This is the perfect fat percentage to keep your burger from drying out while giving you the perfect amount of flavor.

If you’re buying from the grocery store like a lot of us do normally, Try to get freshly ground in store preferably that day. Look for ground beef that is at least 85% meat 15% fat. If you want your burger even juicier, I recommend 80% meat 20% fat.

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Proper Internal Temperature

Safe hamburger temp is 160°F. When it comes to store bought ground beef you don’t want to take chances. Bacteria can grow on the surface of steaks, ribs roast, etc. It is normally just cooked off when the meat is cooked. Once the meat is ground through the bacteria is actually mixed into the meat so it needs to be cooked to a higher internal temp to make sure you get it all. Due to this the safe internal temp for hamburgers is 160° F.

How Long Does It take To Smoke Hamburgers

For this recipe, the pellet grill will be cooking at 225°F. At 225° it should take about 60-80 mins. It will depend on the thickness of the hamburgers for the exact time. We will be cooking the hamburgers in two stages. In stage one we will cook at 225° until the hamburgers reach an internal temp of 140°-145° F. Stage two we will turn the pellet grill up to 400°-450° F and open the sear plate. The goal will be to flip after a couple of mins and reach 160°-165° internal temp

Best Type Of Wood Pellets

Due to the short cook time, hickory and mesquite are the best options for hamburgers since they offer a strong smoke flavor. Hickory is a favorite for hamburgers. This is also where you can experiment apple is good too, just a lighter smoke flavor.

Ingredients

  1. 2 lb ground chuck or Hamburger 85/15 % or 80/20%
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/3 tsp salt
  4. 1/4 tsp black pepper
  5. favorite beef rub (seasoning)
  6. 1/4 pound back (optional)

How To Smoke A Hamburger

  1. First step is to make sure the pellet grill hopper has sufficient pellets. Then preheat it to 225°
  2. In a large bowl mix Ground Hamburger and ingredients. Be careful not to work the meat to much
  3. Divide the hamburger into 6-8 equal portions (depending on the size of patties you want)
  4. Form your patties want them to be around 1/2 thick and a little larger than the bun (for shrinkage)
  5. (optional) apply favorite beef rub to your liking to both sides of burger. I like a little extra seasoning profile
  6. Place patties on grill cook for 50-60 mins and check internal temp with a meat thermometer want an internal temp of 140°-145° F
  7. If adding bacon put on prefered grilling rack
  8. Turn Pellet grill up to high and open sear plate
  9. You want to flip the hamburgers after 2 mins. looking for an internal temp of 160°-165° F (If you want cheese add after first flip)
  10. After your hamburgers are smoked and seared. place on bun and add prefered condiments
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How To Smoke A Hamburger Enjoy The Outstanding Taste

Dave
This is an easy recipe for a great tasting burger
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 8 mins
Resting time 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr 18 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 373 kcal

Equipment

  • Pellet grill
  • Large Bowl
  • Cooking rack

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Ground chuck or Hamburger 85/15 % or 80/20%
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/3 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 1/4 lbs Bacon Optional
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese Optional

Instructions
 

  • First step is to make sure the pellet grill hopper has sufficient pellets. Then preheat it to 225°
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Pellets in hopper

In a large bowl mix Ground Hamburger and ingredients

  • add Hamburger to bowl
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Hamburger in bowl
  • Add 2 eggs to bowl
  • Add 1/3 tsp Kosher salt and 1/2 tsp Black pepper to bowl
  • Mix all together. Be careful not to work the meat to much. Pull out of bowl and place on clean surface ( I use a cutting board)
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Hamburger on cutting board
  • separate into 6-8 equal parts and form into patties. about 1/2 thick and wider than prefered bun. Place a small divot in center of burger with thumb
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Hamburger on baking sheet
  • (optional) apply favorite beef rub to your liking to both sides of burger. I like a little extra seasoning profile
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Hamburger on baking sheet
  • Optional If you want smoked bacon on hamburger take 1/4 lbs and place on prefered grilling rack
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Bacon on rack
  • Place patties on grill cook for 50-60 mins and check internal temp with a meat thermometer want an internal temp of 140°-145° F
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Hamburger on smoker
  • Optional. If you want the bacon throw on with hamburger for 60 mins
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Hamburger on smoker
  • Once you get the hamburgers internal temp up to 140°-145° F turn up to high and open sear plate Remove bacon and set in inside it is ready to be used on hamburgers
  • after 2 mins flip the burgers If you want cheese add after flip. after 2 mins check internal temp want 160°-165° F
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Hamburgers on sear plate
  • After your hamburgers are smoked and seared. place on bun and add prefered condiments
    How To Smoke A Hamburger- Hamburger on bun

Notes

Adding smoked bacon or cheese is optional. The hamburger are great on their own. The bacon and cheese just add to it.
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