By Traeger Kitchen
Smoke, beef, fire. You don't need much more to create a burger worth repeating. Top it with our homemade smoked ketchup and you’ll never go back to the glass jar stuff.
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|2 Pound||ground beef|
|To Taste||kosher salt|
|To Taste||freshly ground black pepper|
|4 Slices||cheddar cheese|
|1/2||red onion, sliced|
|1||heirloom tomato, sliced|
|Shredded iceberg lettuce|
|Traeger Homemade Smoked Ketchup (see recipe), for serving|
Divide the ground beef into 4 equal 8-ounce portions. Wet your hands with cold water and shape each portion into a patty about 4 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. Try not to overwork the meat. Season the patties on both sides with salt and pepper.
2 Pound ground beef
To Taste kosher salt
To Taste freshly ground black pepper
When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 500˚F and preheat with the lid closed 15 minutes.
500 ˚F / 260 ˚C
Place the hamburger patties directly on the grill grates. Cook with the lid closed for 6 minutes, then flip the patties and close the lid again. Reduce the Traeger temperature to 195℉. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available. Continue cooking the burgers until a thermometer inserted into the center of a patty registers 160℉, 6-7 minutes more. The last few minutes of cooking, top each patty with a slice of cheese and place the buns on grill to toast.
195 ˚F / 91 ˚C
160 ˚F / 71 ˚C
4 Slices cheddar cheese
4 hamburger buns
Serve the burgers on the buns with onion, tomato, lettuce, and Traeger Homemade Ketchup. Enjoy!
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 heirloom tomato, sliced
Shredded iceberg lettuce
Traeger Homemade Smoked Ketchup (see recipe), for serving
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