With a short cooking time, these easy smoked burgers still taste nice and smoky! You’ll get deliciously seasoned and juicy burgers with all the smoky flavor you want – fast!

Why You Should Make Smoked Burgers

I personally don’t think that you need to smoke burgers for hours to get a good, smoky flavor.

Here’s why:

  • Burger patties are fairly thin so the smoke doesn’t need to “penetrate” the patties.
  • Since the meat is ground, it has plenty of bits and pieces to absorb smoke quickly.
  • Smoking for 30 minutes instead of 1-2 hours doesn’t change the end result, you still get great smoked burgers.

Like this recipe? Check out our perfectly smoked beef chuck roast!

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Making Hamburgers in a Smoker

This is the easiest and fastest recipe for smoking burgers!

  1. Preheat your smoker to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Form the beef into patties and mix up the seasoning mix.
  3. Season the burgers and place them in the smoker.
  4. Smoke the burgers for around 30 minutes, flipping halfway.
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We call Them Traeger Burgers

Since I’ve always used a Traeger Pellet Grill, I call these Traeger Burgers. But you can really make these in any pellet grill or smoker.

If you are making these on an old Traeger with only the high-medium-low settings, use medium for this recipe. It will approximate the 350° recommended in the recipe.

Otherwise, follow the recipe with whatever smoker you have and enjoy!

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What to Serve with Smoker Burgers

If you want some variety, check out this listing of 10 healthy bbq sides.

Our personal favorites to serve these burgers with are some grilled sweet potato fries or some rich and creamy coleslaw.

And don’t forget the sauce!

Some of our favorites to slather on burgers are:

Your Turn to Try this Delicious Burger Recipe

Fire up your smoker or pellet grill and get to smoking some burgers today! You’ll love how fast and easy this recipe is to make some juicy, super-smoky tasting burgers.

If you try it, leave a comment below and let us know how it goes. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram, and tag us @realsimplegood. We love to see what you’re cooking!

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Easy Smoked Burgers (Fast!)

With a short cooking time, these easy smoked burgers still taste nice and smoky! You'll get deliciously seasoned and juicy burgers with all smoky flavor you want – fast!


  • 1 lb ground beef

Seasoning mix (recommended but optional, can just use salt and pepper)

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder



  • Preheat your smoker to 350° Fahrenheit.
  • Shape your ground beef into 4 evenly sized patties.
  • Mix up the seasoning mix and sprinkle it generously over both sides of the burger patties.
  • Once the smoker is up to temperature, place burgers on to cook. Cook for 25-35 minutes, flipping halfway. Cooking for 30 minutes will result in medium burgers (moderately pink throughout). If you want no pink in your burgers, cook them the full 35 minutes or longer.

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Nutrition amounts are per serving and an estimate provided for those following a ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 291kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Fiber: 1g
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