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Smoked brisket burger next to a bottle of Texas Style BBQ Sauce.
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Smoked Brisket Burger

A smoked brisket burger is rich and beefy and offers all the flavor of a traditional Texas-style brisket sandwich in burger form.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Brisket Burger
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 2 pounds brisket trimmings
  • 2 Tablespoons Hey Grill Hey Beef Rub or equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 burger buns
  • 1 yellow or red onion sliced
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapenos
  • ½ cup Hey Grill Hey Texas BBQ Sauce recipe link in notes
  • burger toppings I like lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayo on these burgers


  • Grind the brisket trimmings. Grind the brisket trimmings in a meat grinder. Run them through the larger grind first, and then a second time through the smaller grinder. Form your burgers into 6 equal-sized patties (about ⅓ pound each). If you don't have a meat grinder, you can ask your local butcher to grind the meat for you.
  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F using your favorite hardwood for brisket. I prefer a mix of oak and cherry.
  • Season. Season the beef patties on both sides with Hey Grill Hey’s Beef Rub or equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Smoke. Place the seasoned brisket patties on the grill grates of your preheated smoker. Close the lid and smoke for approximately 1 hour or until the burger's internal temperature reads 135 degrees F.
  • Add cheese. Top each ground brisket patty with a slice of sharp cheddar cheese, close the lid, and continue smoking until the meat reaches your desired internal doneness and your cheese is melted.
  • Assemble your burgers. Toast the buns, if desired, and place the brisket burger on the bottom bun. Top with sliced onions, pickled jalapenos, Hey Grill Hey’s Texas BBQ Sauce, any other toppings you like, and the top toasted bun. Enjoy!



Texas Style BBQ Sauce
  • Purchase it from the store HERE: Texas Style BBQ Sauce
  • Make it from scratch using this RECIPE: Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe


Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 2841mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 4mg