Sorry. This will be a pretty bland post. I have had my Traeger Timberline smoker for a while now and I wanted to know how it was at making hamburgers.
The best way to see how a grill/smoker handles burgers is to make a plain burger. I used just formed beef with no additives, rubs or sauces.
I formed 150 gram (1/3 pound) of beef into a patty and put a thumb print in the middle to stop swelling. I preheated the Traeger to 500 F. I cooked it for about 8 minutes on one side, flipped and cooked to an internal temperature of 165 F.
Unlike most meats, don’t let burgers rest. Serve them hot of the grill!
The burgers were moist and nicely browned. The best part was the taste. Even though you don’t get a lot of smoke when grilling at high temperatures the burgers have a better flavour of my gas grill. I am pleased to report the Traeger makes a great burger. However, I will be adding spices and a brushing of sauce next time!
The Old Fat Guy