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Beef Kaiser Burgers

Beef Kaiser Burgers

By Traeger Kitchen

This is the Emperor's new favorite burger. Ground chuck burger can easily be cooked to a nice medium rare. For a royale with cheese experience, add sauce galore and load it into a toasted kaiser bun for a punch of flavor.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
2 Pound ground chuck, 80% lean
1 Cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2 Teaspoon Traeger Beef Rub
1 Cup mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce
4 kaiser rolls, split
3 Tablespoon butter, melted


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

  • 2

    While the Traeger heats up, combine ground chuck, cheese and Traeger Beef Rub in a medium bowl. Wet your hands with cold water and mix gently.

    • 2 Pound ground chuck, 80% lean

    • 1 Cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

    • 2 Teaspoon Traeger Beef Rub

  • 3

    Divide the meat into four equal portions. Rewet your hands with cold water, and form each portion into a patty about 4 inches in diameter and 3/4 inch thick. Do not overwork the meat. Using your thumbs, make a shallow but wide depression on the top of each burger.

  • 4

    Combine mayonnaise and Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce in a shallow bowl and refrigerate until serving time.

    • 1 Cup mayonnaise

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 5

    Brush the cut sides of the kaiser rolls with melted butter.

    • 4  kaiser rolls, split

    • 3 Tablespoon butter, melted

  • 6

    Arrange the burgers directly on the grill grate, depression-side down. Cook for 8 minutes, then flip. Cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until an instant-read meat thermometer registers an internal temperature of 160℉.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

  • 7

    Meanwhile, place rolls cut-side down on the grill and cook 2 to 4 minutes until lightly browned.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

  • 8

    Remove from the grill and spread cut side of the rolls with the BBQ-mayonnaise sauce.

  • 9

    Place a burger on each roll bottom then top with lettuce, onion, tomato and pickle. Finish with the top of the roll. Enjoy!

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