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BBQ Kaiser Burgers

BBQ Kaiser Burgers

By Traeger Kitchen

Ground chuck can easily be cooked to a nice medium rare giving you a killer burger experience. Cheese it up and add sauce galore before dropping it into a toasted kaiser bun for a punch of flavor.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
2 Pound 80/20 ground chuck
1 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Teaspoon Traeger Beef Rub
1 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce
4 kaiser rolls, split
3 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
For Serving
Sliced sweet onion
Sliced tomato
Dill Pickle Chips


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    In a medium bowl, combine ground chuck, Parmesan cheese, and Traeger Beef Rub. Wet your hands with cold water and mix gently to combine.

    • 2 Pound 80/20 ground chuck

    • 1 Cup grated Parmesan cheese

    • 2 Teaspoon Traeger Beef Rub

  • 3

    Divide the meat into 4 equal portions. With wet hands, shape each portion of beef into a patty about 4 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. Do not overwork the meat. Using your thumbs, make a wide, shallow depression on the top of each burger.

  • 4

    In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise and Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

    • 1 Cup Mayonnaise

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 5

    Brush the cut sides of the Kaiser rolls with the melted butter.

    • 4  kaiser rolls, split

    • 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

  • 6

    Arrange the burgers directly on the grill grates, depression-side down. Insert the probe horizontally into the center of a burger. Cook, flipping once, until the internal temperature reaches 160°F, or your desired temperature, 8-10 minutes per side.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

  • 7

    Meanwhile, place rolls cut-side down on the grill and cook until lightly browned, 2-4 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 8

    Remove the rolls from the grill and spread the cut sides with the BBQ-mayonnaise sauce. Place a burger patty on each roll bottom, then top with lettuce, onion, tomato, and pickles. Finish with the top of the rolls. Enjoy!

    •  lettuce

    •  Sliced sweet onion

    •  Sliced tomato

    •  Dill Pickle Chips

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