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Smoked hamburgers recipe.
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Smoked Hamburgers

These incredibly deeply flavored smoked hamburgers are easy to make in your smoker and taste incredible!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 685kcal



  • Wood for smoking *
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 hamburger buns toasted
  • Burger toppings

Burger Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons A.1. Steak sauce


  • Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees and add wood chips for smoking.
  • Break the fresh ground beef into three equal size chunks and press firmly with a flat plate to flatten into burgers. Season generously with salt and pepper.**
  • Prepare the burger sauce by mixing together the steak sauce and mayo in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Place the raw hamburger patties in the smoker and smoke burgers for 45 minutes, or until at least 125 degrees for a medium rare burger and 160 degrees for well done. The amount of time will vary depending on your desired doneness. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty in the final five minutes of cooking.
  • Remove burgers from the smoker and place on a toasted bun with your favorite burger toppings and burger sauce. Serve immediately.


*I recommend a strongly flavored wood such as hickory or mesquite.
**You can form the hamburger patties with your hands too but try not to overwork the meat or your burger patty will be tough. The thickness of your burgers will affect the total cook time, which is why I recommend using a meat thermometer.
Sauteed mushrooms and red onion pair really well with the burger sauce included in this recipe. However, you can use pair these smoked burgers with any of your favorite condiments and toppings.
This hamburger recipe isn't just for beef patties, this recipe works well with any ground meat, like ground pork.


Calories: 685kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 302IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 5mg