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Traeger's Jack Cheeseburger

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes




Pump up the volume on your standard burgers. It’s smothered in jack cheese and infused with delicious smoke.


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Units of Measurement:


  • 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, shredded

  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese

  • salt

  • black pepper


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set grill temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 2

    Wet your hands with cold water and divide the ground chuck into 4 parts. Gently roll each part into a ball, then flatten to a thickness of about 3/4”. Re-wet your hands as necessary to keep the meat from sticking. Using your thumbs, make a wide shallow depression in the top of each. (This helps keep the burger an even thickness as it cooks.)


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

  • 3

    Season with the 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.


    • As Needed Traeger Prime Rib Rub

    • As Needed canola oil

  • 4

    Arrange the burgers, depression side down, on the grill grate and grill for 10 minutes. Turn with a spatula and continue to grill another 5 to 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the burgers is 155℉.

    Grill500 ˚F

    Probe155 ˚F

  • 5

    Cheese Sauce: Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. 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. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cheese until melted; add the Parmesan and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Keep warm while the burgers finish cooking.


    • 1 Tablespoon butter

    • 1 Tablespoon flour

    • 1 Cup whole milk

    • 12 Ounce Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

    • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese

    • As Needed salt

    • As Needed black pepper

  • 6

    Toast the buns if desired. Transfer the burgers to the bottom halves of the buns, being careful not to spill any juices that have pooled in the depressions. Spoon a generous amount of the cheese sauce on top. Serve with your favorite toppings and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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