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Smoked Burgers Recipe

Everyone loves a burger, but some people get sick and tired of the same old grilled burger. Surprise everyone at your next cookout with these smoked burgers. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 10


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • steak seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 8 hamburger buns brioche
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 4 whole pineapple rings
  • 4 whole babybell cheese
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

Toppings (my suggestions):

  • Lettuce
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced dill pickles
  • Grilled bacon
  • Sliced onions
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Avocado
  • Red pepper
  • Cheese


  • In a large mixing bowl mix together the ground beef. Be sure to work the meat delicately. Once mixed together form 1 inch thick patties around 4 inches in diameter. Season to taste with steak seasonings then place a thumb hole in the center of the pattie, around 3/4 of the way through. Set on a wire rack over an ice tray.
  • Place a slice of cheddar cheese on top of each patty, then add a pineapple ring, and a baby bell cheese in the middle of the pineapple. Then wrap the burger with two pieces of bacon
  • For smoking on a gas grill: Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat too 300°F. Then add the wood chips to a smoke box. Close the lid and once the box is smoking. Smoke the burgers until the internal temperature is at least 155°F.
  • If you're using a smoker: Heat your smoker, to 300°F. Then place your burgers in the smoker and leave then for 35 minutes or once the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 155°F
  • Slice your buns, brush with melted butter and grill for 30 seconds to get a good char.
  • When you remove the burgers, glaze them with a BBQ sauce
  • Starting at the bottom but stack on your favorite ingredients. I like to use BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado (in that order).