Smoke. Beef. Fire. You don’t need much more to create a burger worthy of repeating.
- 2 lb ground beef
- cheddar cheese, sliced
- 1/2 red onion
- heirloom tomato
- iceberg lettuce
- salt & pepper
Divide the meat into four equal 8 oz portions. Wet your hands with cold water and form each portion into a patty about 4 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick. Try not to overwork the meat.
Season both sides with salt and pepper.
When ready to cook, start the Traeger according to grill instructions. Set the temperature to 450 degrees F (set to 500 degrees if using a WiFIRE-enabled grill) and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
Arrange the hamburgers directly on the grill grate. Cook for 6 minutes then flip patties. Turn grill down to 195 degrees and Set to Super Smoke if using a WiFIRE-enabled grill.
Cook patties for an additional 7 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the burger registers 160 degrees F.
The last few minutes of cooking, add cheese to burgers and place buns on grill to toast. Serve with your favorite toppings and homemade ketchup. Enjoy!