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Grilled Beer Can Burger

Grilled Beer Can Burger

By Traeger Kitchen

These patties get seasoned with Traeger Beef Rub, smashed down with a beer can, wrapped with bacon, and stuffed with your toppings of your choice.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

45 Minutes




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
2 Pound ground beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon Traeger Beef Rub
As Needed salt
As Needed pepper
8 Slices bacon
4 Slices Cheese
4 Slices Tomatoes, sliced
4 burger buns


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 300℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

  • 2

    In a large bowl, season the ground beef with Traeger Beef Rub and Worcestershire sauce.

    • 2 Pound ground beef

    • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    • 1 Tablespoon Traeger Beef Rub

  • 3

    Roll into 1/2 pound balls, then place a beer can in the middle to shape into a bowl.

  • 4

    Press beef up the sides of the can. Gently remove can and season meat with salt and pepper.

    • As Needed salt

    • As Needed pepper

  • 5

    Wrap the burger bowl with bacon, if desired, and fill with your choice of ingredients. Some of our favorites fillings are mac and cheese, pulled pork, BBQ sauce and cheddar, mushrooms and swiss, or cheddar and jalapeños.

    • 8 Slices bacon

  • 6

    Place burgers directly on the grill grate and cook for about 45 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C

  • 7

    In the last five minutes of cooking, top with a slice of cheese and place buns on the grill grate to toast, if desired.

    • 4 Slices Cheese

    • 4 Slices Tomatoes, sliced

    • 4  burger buns

  • 8

    Remove from grill and serve on toasted buns with lettuce and tomato. Enjoy!

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