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Smoked hamburger topped with onions, tomatoes, and lettuce.
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Smoked Hamburgers

Smoked hamburgers are a killer way to prepare a burger. By smoking a burger, you end up with a juicy result, and the smoke creates crispy edges and great char. You’ll never go back to regular old burgers again. And drive-thru burgers? Forget about it!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time1 hour 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked Hamburgers
Servings: 4 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 ½ pounds ground chuck 80/20 preferred
  • 2 Tablespoons Hey Grill Hey Beef Rub or equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese optional
  • 4 burger buns
  • assorted burger toppings


  • Preheat. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F using your favorite hardwoood.
  • Form the patties. Shape your ground beef into 4 equal-sized patties, about 1/2 inch larger in diameter than your burger buns.
  • Season. Season the hamburger patties on both sides with Beef Rub or equal parts salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Smoke. Place the seasoned patties on the grill and smoke until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 135 degrees F. This will take around 1 hour.
  • Sear. Increase the heat in your smoker to at least 400 degrees F. Sear the burger patties for about 2-3 minutes on both sides. Add cheese after the first flip, if desired. Sear until the meat reaches a final temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Enjoy. Remove the hamburger patties from the grill and place the buns on the grill grates to toast. Assemble your smoked burgers on the toasted buns with any desired toppings and serve immediately. 


Calories: 664kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 503mg | Potassium: 541mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 307mg | Iron: 5mg