The Best Pellet Grill Burger

Nothing is better than a burger that has been hit with a little smoke and then seared right before coming off the grill. The smoke kicks up the natural beef flavor of the patties and works really well with a flavorful cheese (blue is my favorite), grilled onions, and a dash or two of your favorite barbecue sauce. This is the best pellet grill burger.  After biting into this, you are guaranteed to do a happy dance!

Best Pellet Grill Burger

The Best Pellet Grill Burger

Derrick Riches
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Burgers


  • Pellet Grill


  • 3 pounds ground chuck
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sauteed or grilled onions
  • Blue cheese or cheese of choice
  • Barbecue sauce see notes
  • 8 hamburger buns


  • Set pellet grill temperature for 200 degrees F.
  • Form ground beef into 6 equal-sized patties, about 1 to 1 ½ inches thick. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place burgers into the preheated pellet grill. Close lid and cook patties for 1 hour. Look for an internal temperature around 155 degrees F.
  • Once the burgers start getting close to being done you can either grill or saute the onions at this point.
  • Once the patties are nearly done, remove them from the pellet grill and place them onto a plate and cover. Crank up the heat on your pellet grill to its maximum temperature.
  • When it comes up to temp, place patties back onto grill and sear. About 1 to 2 minutes per side. Doing this on a cast iron griddle or in a heavy pan will help with the searing.
  • Remove from grill and assemble your burgers by topping with onions and blue cheese.
  • Note: You can use barbecue sauce as a topping. Or mix 1 cup barbecue sauce with 1/3 of cup of mayonnaise for a creamier hamburger topping.


  • Pellet suggestions: Hickory or Apple
  • Photo by: Sabrina Baksh
Keyword burger recipes, pellet grill recipes

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