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Grilled Brisket Burger

Grilled Brisket Burger

By Traeger Kitchen

Say goodbye to plain old ground beef and impress your family and friends with a massive burger masterpiece dripping with flavor.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

8 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
3 Pound beef brisket, ground
To Taste Traeger Beef Rub
1 Medium red onion, sliced 1/4-inch-thick
6 Slices cheddar cheese
3 burger buns
12 Pieces sliced bacon, cooked
As Needed Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 375°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

  • 2

    Form the meat into 6 (8oz) patties and season both sides with Traeger Beef Rub.

  • 3

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of a burger patty. Place the burgers directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes, flip the patties and cook until the internal temperature reaches 145°F for medium, or desired doneness, 2 minutes.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

    145 ˚F / 63 ˚C


  • 4

    Place the red onions directly on the grill grates next to the burgers. Close the lid and cook for 8 minutes total, flipping halfway through.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C


  • 5

    Top the burgers with cheese and cook until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes. If desired, place the buns cut-side-down directly on the grill grates and toast, 1-2 minutes.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C


  • 6

    Remove the burgers, onions, and buns from the grill. Assemble as double burgers with the grilled onions, bacon, and Traeger Sweet & Heat BBQ Sauce. Enjoy!

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