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Smoked Hamburgers Recipe


  • 2lbs Ground Brisket
  • 2lbs Ground Sirloin
  • ¼ cup Killer Hogs AP Rub
  • 8oz Portabella Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 6 slices Baby Swiss Cheese
  • 12 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
  • 6 Kaiser Rolls
  • Steak Sauce*
  • Roasted Garlic Mayo*

Steak Sauce

  • 4oz Water
  • 4oz Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2oz Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2oz Heinz Ketchup
  • 2oz Brown or Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped raisins
  • 1 Tablespoon Heinz Chili Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced onion
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Melt butter in a small sauce pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients while stirring and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a simmer and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Strain sauce and pour into a jar for storage.

Roasted Garlic Mayo

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 6 cloves roasted garlic, smashed
  • 1/2 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • Combine the ingredients and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


  1. Combine Ground Brisket and Ground Sirloin in a large bowl and hand form into 12oz patties.
  2. Place burgers in freezer for 1 hour to firm.
  3. Prepare Big Green Egg or other grill for indirect cooking at 275⁰ add chunks of hickory wood to coals for smoke flavor.
  4. Caramelize onions with 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat for 15 minutes add mushrooms and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes until mushrooms soften.
  5. Season each burger on both sides with Killer Hogs AP rub or your favorite all-purpose seasoning.
  6. Place burgers on cooking grate and smoke for 30 minutes.
  7. Flip burgers and continue to cook until internal temperature reaches 140⁰
  8. Brush Steak Sauce on top of each burger and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Top each burger with mushrooms/onion mixture and a slice of Swiss cheese, cook for 30-45 seconds to melt cheese.
  10. To assemble burger, split a Kaiser Roll and smear Roasted Garlic Mayo on top and bottom.
  11. Place burger patty on the bottom half of each roll and top with 2 slices of bacon, the top half of the Kaiser roll, and serve.
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