Simple Brisket Burgers (5 Easy Steps)

If you’re a fan of burgers, you must try brisket burgers.  After trying this recipe, your homemade ground beef burgers will never be as good!

Getting the ratio right is important, so make sure you follow my steps below. Freshly ground brisket combined with a few seasonings and then grilled is pure perfection.

What is a Brisket?

A brisket is a cut that comes from the chest of a cow. Tough but tasty is the best way to describe it, the best way to cook it is slow and low in a smoker. 

It’s also popular at our cookout, and it’s also one of our favorite cuts for making burgers!

Advantages of Grinding Brisket

The flavor of freshly ground brisket is wonderful. When the whole brisket is ground, the lean-to-fat ratio is roughly 80/20, making it ideal for hamburgers.

It also can work out cheaper than buying ground meat!

In the United States, the price of a pound of ground beef or ground chuck ranges from $3 to $5 at the local supermarket.

The brisket I bought cost $3.99 per pound, and it was much better after cooking than the 80/20 ground beef I generally order.

Find out how much a brisket is in your local store and see if you can get it for a good price.

Ingredients for Brisket Burgers

  • 1 pound cooked brisket (you can use 1 pound ground Brisket if you want to skip the grinding process) 
  • Brown Sugar
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Thyme
  • Chile Powder
  • One teaspoon of Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Dry Mustard
  • Yellow onion
  • Burger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup, BBQ Sauce

Tools

  • Gas grill or smoker
  • Meat grinder

How to Grind The Brisket

You should cut cooked brisket should into smaller pieces. Use a meat grinder on the coarsest setting can to mince it.

To get a finer texture, run it through two times. Running it through only once was our favorite way to get the nicest texture.

Note: If you don’t have a grinder, you can have the butcher grind it for you.

How to Prepare Seasonings for Brisket Burgers

Mix the brown sugar with the spices.

How to Make The Brisket Patties

Add the spice mix to the brisket mixture and add two eggs.

Make six patties and indent the center of each with a spoon.

Prep Your Grill

To add an incredible smoke and beefy flavor, prep your grill by starting a grill fire at 350℉ with hickory or oak pellets.

How to Grill Brisket Burgers

Cook the patties on medium-low or medium heat with a closed grill.

Flip your patties and cook each side for about 5 minutes per side. Keep the grill temperature between 325 and 350 ℉.

What Temperature Should Brisket Burgers Be?

After 8 minutes of cooking over direct heat, check the burgers with a digital thermometer and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 165 ℉.

How to Serve Brisket Burgers?

Serve shortly after removing from the grill.

Then, serve burgers topped with lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments on your sesame seed hamburger buns.

Best Way to Store and Reheat Your Brisket Burgers

Wrap any leftover burgers in aluminum foil or place them in a Ziploc bag. Refrigerate for up to 3 days before using.

Burgers reheat most efficiently when placed in a covered skillet with one tablespoon of water and heated to medium. 

Flip the patties after 3 minutes and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, or until they’re heated through.

Burgers can also be reheated in an air fryer. At 350°F, cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

Want More Ground Brisket Recipes?

Grinding leftover brisket is a great way to use it.

Here some other delicous ways to use ground brisket

Want More Brisket Recipes?

Love brisket as much as me? I have dozens of brisket recipes! Here some of my favorites!

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BRISKET-BURGERS

Brisket Burgers

Charlie
Want to take your burger game to the next level? You gotta try making your burgers with brisket!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 367 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Gas grill or smoker
  • 1 Meat grinder

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound cooked brisket you can use 1 pound ground Brisket if you want to skip the grinding process
  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp Granulated Garlic
  • 3 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1 tsp Chile Powder
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 whole Yellow onion
  • 4 whole Burger Buns
  • 1 head Lettuce
  • 1 whole Tomato
  • 4 tbsp Mayo Mustard, Ketchup, BBQ Sauce

Instructions
 

Grind The Brisket

  • You should cut cooked brisket should into smaller pieces. Use a meat grinder on the coarsest setting can to mince it.

Prepare Seasonings for Brisket Burgers

  • Mix the brown sugar with the spices.

Make The Brisket Patties

  • Add the spice mix to the brisket mixture and add two eggs.
  • Make six patties and indent the center of each with a spoon.

Prep Your Grill

  • To add an incredible smoke and beefy flavor, prep your grill by starting a grill fire at 350℉ with hickory or oak pellets.

Grill Brisket Burgers

  • Cook the patties on medium-low or medium heat with a closed grill.
  • Flip your patties and cook each side for about 5 minutes per side. Keep the grill temperature between 325 and 350 ℉.
  • After 8 minutes of cooking over direct heat, check the burgers with a digital thermometer and continue cooking until the internal temperature reaches 165 ℉.

Serve 

  • Serve shortly after removing from the grill.
  • Then, serve burgers topped with lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments on your sesame seed hamburger buns.
Keyword Brisket, brisket burgers

Want to take your burger game to the next level?

You gotta try making your burgers with brisket! Your burgers will be bursting with flavor and be super juicy!

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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