Traeger Kitchen


Traeger Smash Burger

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

Sometimes you don't need much to make a great burger. Cheese, onions and beef smashed together on a griddle are all you need to make your taste buds happy and your neighbors envious. Get smashin.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 1 Pound ground beef, 80% lean

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • Traeger Beef Rub

  • butter, melted

  • 2 Medium white onions, thinly sliced

  • 4 Slices American cheese

  • 4 potato buns, or white burger buns

  • ketchup and mustard, for serving

  • 2 Cup shredded iceberg lettuce

  • sliced pickles, for serving

Steps

  • 1

    Form ground beef into 3oz-4oz balls and season with salt and pepper or Beef Rub.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Pound ground beef, 80% lean

    • 1 Teaspoon salt

    • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

    • As Needed Traeger Beef Rub

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Place a cast iron griddle on the grill grate while the grill preheats.
    Grill450 ˚F
  • 3

    Oil the griddle with fat or butter. Place the onions on the corner of griddle to start caramelizing. Place burger balls on hot griddle and immediately smash them down with a spatula until flattened thin, (about a half inch).
    Ingredients
    • As Needed butter, melted

    • 2 Medium white onions, thinly sliced

  • 4

    Cook until burgers are well browned.
  • 5

    Carefully flip the burger, place some onions on top of the patty, then add cheese. Butter buns and place on griddle to toast.
    Ingredients
    • 4 Slices American cheese

    • 4 potato buns, or white burger buns

  • 6

    Remove burgers and buns from grill and build in this order: bottom bun, desired sauce, lettuce, burger with caramelized onions and cheese, another layer of lettuce, house pickles, a little more sauce and the top bun. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
    Ingredients
    • As Needed ketchup and mustard, for serving

    • 2 Cup shredded iceberg lettuce

    • As Needed sliced pickles, for serving

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