For the Love of BBQ – Smoked Cheeseburgers

Once you smoke a cheeseburger, you will not go back to regular burgers!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 1.5 Hours

Yields: 1 pound equals 2 patties 

With summer around the corner, there is no better way to start grilling season than with smoked cheeseburgers!

Set your smoker to 250-275 degrees. While the smoker is heating up, grab a pound of ground beef and season the meat with your favorite beef rub.  

Place the patties on the smoker, and let them cook for about an hour and a half. I usually smoke them until an internal temperature of 150 to 155 degrees. 

The patties will have a reddish color to them. Don’t worry, they are done, but the color is from the smoke penetrating the meat.

I topped these with Kinder’s BBQ sauce, colby jack cheese, onion rings, lettuce and a brioche bun to finish it off.

I smoked these on my Big Green Egg from Casual Furniture World. They have locations in Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Myrtle Beach. They carry every accessory for the Big Green Egg amongst other brands, all of the finest names in outdoor patio sets, fire pits and everything you need to make sure your backyard is set up for all of your summer get-togethers. 

Make sure to stop by and pick up your next grill at any of their locations!

1 Pound Ground Beef

2T Beef Rub

Onions Rings

Cheese

Lettuce

Pit Master Tip

You can cook these on any type of smoker, but I feel like lump charcoal has a much better flavor for burgers. Make sure to watch the temperature and use a thermometer so the burger does not dry out. You can use whichever your favorite toppings are but, in my opinion, a BBQ burger is hard to beat. 

Brian Jared @Winstonsalem_nc_bbq

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