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Smoked Carolina Burger

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Carolina Burger

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

45

Minutes

Serves

2 - 4

People

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What's this?

Carolina BBQ piled high on a burger. This smoky burger is topped with homemade chili and coleslaw for a meal you'll need to pull out the fork and knife for.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound ground beef

  • 2 Tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 Teaspoon paprika

  • 1 Teaspoon cumin

  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 Teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • To Taste cayenne pepper

  • 1 Cup beef stock

  • 1 Can 14oz can San Marzano Tomatoes, crushed

  • 1 1/2 Pound ground beef

  • 4 sesame seed buns

  • 4 Slices cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 Cup sour cream

  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 Teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 1 Teaspoon celery seed

  • 1/2 Head shredded green cabbage

  • 1/2 Head purple cabbage, shredded

  • 2 shredded carrots

Steps

  • 1

    To make the chili, heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned and cooked through. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 20-30 minutes or until liquid reduces and thickens.
  • 2

    Divide the meat into four equal portions. Form into even patties.
  • 3

    When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 4

    Arrange the burgers directly on the grill grate, depression-side down. Cook for 6 minutes, then flip and set grill to 180℉. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
  • 5

    Cook for an additional 7 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the burger registers 140℉.
  • 6

    The last few minutes of cooking add cheese to burgers and place buns on grill to toast.
  • 7

    Combine mayo, sour cream, salt, pepper, vinegar, and celery seed in a medium bowl. Add the cabbages and carrots and toss to combine.
  • 8

    To assemble the burgers, top each patty with 1 slice of cheese, chili, and slaw. Enjoy!