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Traeger's Jack Cheeseburger

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Mesquite

Pump up the volume on your standard burgers. These patties are smothered in jack cheese and infused with delicious smoke.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 1/2 Pound ground chuck, 80% lean

  • Traeger Prime Rib Rub

  • canola oil

  • 1 Tablespoon butter

  • 1 Tablespoon flour

  • 1 Cup whole milk

  • 12 Ounce Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese

  • salt and pepper

  • 4 Whole burger buns

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 400 °F and preheat with the lid close for 15 minutes.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 2

    Wet your hands with cold water and divide the ground chuck into 4 parts. Using a gentle touch, roll each part into a ball, then flatten to a thickness of about 3/4-inch.Wet your hands again your hands as necessary to keep the meat from sticking.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 Pound ground chuck, 80% lean

  • 3

    Using your thumbs, make a wide, shallow depression in the top of each. (This will help keep the burger even thickness as it cooks.)
  • 4

    Season the patties with Traeger Prime Rib Rub, and brush the top and bottom of the burgers with canola oil to help get a good sear on the outside.

    Grill500 ˚F

    Probe155 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • As Needed Traeger Prime Rib Rub

    • As Needed canola oil

  • 5

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of the burger patty. Arrange the burgers, depression-side down, directly on the grill grates, close the lid, and cook for 10 minutes. Turn with a spatula and continue to cook 5-10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the burgers is 155 °F.
  • 6

    Make the Cheese Sauce. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute, until slightly golden. Add the milk, increase the heat to high and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Tablespoon butter

    • 1 Tablespoon flour

    • 1 Cup whole milk

  • 7

    Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the Jack cheese until melted. Add the Parmesan, and season with salt, and pepper, to taste. Keep warm while the burgers finish cooking.

    Ingredients

    • 12 Ounce Monterey Jack cheese

    • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese

    • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 8

    Place the buns cut-side-down directly on the grill grates for 1-2 minutes to toast, if desired.

    Ingredients

    • 4 Whole burger buns

  • 9

    Remove the burgers and buns from the grill. Place the burgers on the bottom buns, spoon a generous amount of the cheese sauce on top. Finish with your favorite toppings, the top buns, and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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