Beef Kaiser Burgers

Traeger Kitchen


Beef Kaiser Burgers

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

20 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

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.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 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

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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  • 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.
    Ingredients
    • 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.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Cup mayonnaise

    • 1/4 Cup Traeger 'Que BBQ Sauce

  • 5

    Brush the cut sides of the kaiser rolls with melted butter.
    Ingredients
    • 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℉.
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  • 7

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