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Grilled Wagyu Burgers

Grilled Wagyu Burgers

By Traeger Kitchen

Create a steakhouse-quality burger in your own backyard. We’re taking top-of-the-line Wagyu beef and infusing it with our signature wood-fired flavor for an elevated take on a household staple.

Prep Time

5 Minutes

Cook Time

8 Minutes




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
2 Pound Wagyu Ground Beef
To Taste kosher salt
To Taste freshly ground black pepper
6 Slices American cheese
Butter lettuce leaves
1 heirloom tomato, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
Condiments of choice, for serving
6 burger buns


  • 1

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

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    Shape the ground beef into 6 burger patties and generously season with salt and pepper.

    • 2 Pound Wagyu Ground Beef

    • To Taste kosher salt

    • To Taste freshly ground black pepper

  • 3

    Place the burger patties directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for 4 minutes longer for medium, or to your desired temperature. Place a slice of cheese on top of each burger during the last minute of cooking.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    • 6 Slices American cheese

  • 4

    Flip the burgers and cook for 4 minutes longer (for a medium burger, adjust cook time to your desired doneness), topping each with cheese in the last minute of cooking. Remove the burgers from grill and let rest for 2 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 5

    Place the burgers on the buns and top with butter lettuce, tomato slices, and red onion slices, along with any desired condiments. Enjoy!

    •  Butter lettuce leaves

    • 1  heirloom tomato, sliced

    • 1  red onion, sliced

    •  Condiments of choice, for serving

    • 6  burger buns

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