Lone Star Grillz Recipes: Perfect Backyard Smoked Burger


Remember to always wash your hands prior to preparing. Use food grade gloves where appropriate to prevent contamination. 

Recipe and Ingredients: 

  • For Burgers: 80/20 Ground Beef/Chuck, Good Burger Buns (we used Brioche), Red Onion, Tomato, Pickle, Lettuce, Salt/Pepper (or your favorite Burger Seasoning).

  • For Burger Sauce (enough for a few burgers): ¼ cup Mayonnaise, 2 Tablespoons Ketchup, 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard, 1 HEAPING Teaspoon Minced Garlic, ½ Teaspoon Coarse Ground Black Pepper, 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce.


  • For Sauce: Combine all ingredients into a bowl, mix well, cover and chill in the fridge until serving.  Make this a day in advance if possible, it will enhance the flavors.

  • For shaping the Burgers: Place a piece of Parchment paper down onto a cutting board or flat surface, place down a 4.5” Baking Ring on top of the paper and begin tearing the ground beef/chuck into small portions and gently pressing together BUT DO NOT OVER PRESS.  Press only hard enough for the patty to take shape in the ring.  Use roughly 1/3-1/2 pound of meat per burger.  Once it takes shape, place your hand on top of the patty and gently remove the ring, then pat the high edges down flat on top of the burger.  Repeat this process as many times as you need for the amount of burgers you are making.  Season each with salt/pepper or your favorite burger seasoning.

  • The Cook: Preheat your Lone Star Grillz Pellet Smoker to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.  You may cook at higher temperatures to save time if you wish, but the lower temperatures and longer times will yield more smoke flavor, so you can use what works best for you. Once your smoker is preheated, place your burgers on the cooker, close the lid and allow them to cook until the reach your desired temperature of doneness.  Burgers can vary from 135 degrees Fahrenheit in the center for rare-medium rare, to 165+ for well-done. Once they reach your desired doneness, melt your favorite cheese on top, toast your buns and build your burger!  ENJOY!



Written By: Derek Perry