Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

Sink your teeth into a juicy, mouth-watering masterpiece with this bacon wrapped burger recipe that is infused with irresistible smoky flavor! 

Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

These Traeger grilled burgers take classic backyard grilling to the next level, combining the rich, savory taste of premium beef with the crispy goodness of bacon.  Savor the perfect blend of textures and flavors with each bite, making this meal a memorable experience. 

Fire up your Traeger grill today and let the aroma of these bacon-wrapped burgers transport you to burger heaven!  Cooking burgers with this method is the best way to lock in all of that amazing smoke flavour.

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I have to say that these smoked burgers are by far one of our favorite recipes. The combination of smoke flavor and the way that these are cooked is seriously to die for.  

These burgers are so delicious that the entire family keeps asking for more.  I like to whip up a big batch and then simply pull them out of the fridge or freezer later.

Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

Smoking the burgers makes them easy to then wrap in bacon and cook on the grill.  Having the patties already cooked speeds up the overall cook time of the burgers when wrapped in bacon.

How long should burgers be smoked?

We like to smoke our burgers at 165 degrees fahrenheit for two hours or at 225 degrees for an hour if we are in a hurry.  If you don’t have extra time they can be smoked at a higher temperature for a shorter period of time.

Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

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Smoked Burgers Ingredients

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Traeger burger recipe:

Ingredients:

Costco has the best deal on ground beef, I buy a large pack at least once a month.  For best results be sure to mix this with ground pork from the grocery store.

We often double and triple this recipe to make as many burgers as we need.  They can easily be frozen to use later.  Check out the original delicious smoked burger recipe for more helpful tips.

Smoked burger process

Directions:

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat.  Mix well.

Smoked Burger Meat Mixture

2. Add the bbq sauce, egg and spices.  

smoked burger mixture mixed

3. Combine until everything is mixed thoroughly.

raw burger patties

4. Form the mixture into burger patties that are about 5oz each.

5. Layer the round patties between sheets of parchment paper on a sheet pan for easy handling.

Smoked Burger Recipe Process

6.  Place burgers on the Traeger smoker at 165 degrees F and allow them to smoke for two hours.  

Smoked Burger and Bacon

7.  When ready to serve turn the Traeger up to 350 degrees.

Burgers wrapped in raw bacon

8. Wrap each pattie in two slices of bacon.

Tip: overlap each piece of bacon slightly so that it sticks together. You can also hold it in place with a toothpick if needed.

Bacon Wrapped Burgers on the grill

9. Place the burgers on the grill grate and cook for 10 minutes.

10. Flip each burger and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the bacon is cooked thoroughly.  

Tip: cook until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F with a meat thermometer.

This easy recipe makes 12 juicy burgers, perfect for serving on fresh toasted, burger buns.  

Bacon Wrapped Burgers resting

We have this Traeger Pro 780 Pellet Grill wood pellet smoker- it has been a game changer for all of our grilling.  Every single thing we make turns out perfectly delicious!  

Any smoker can be used for this hamburger recipe though, we’ve made these burgers in our vertical smoker too.  It uses wood chips rather than wood pellets and is much larger than the Traeger.  You can see our vertical smoker in use in this Smoked Salmon Recipe post.

Traeger Burger Recipe

Burger patty alternatives?

Try adding to the ground beef mixture:

  • Onion powder, garlic salt or black pepper could be added.
  • Your favorite barbecue sauce works well!
  • Worcestershire sauce is often added in the place of BBQ sauce.
  • Try a hamburger dry rub instead of steak spice.
  • Blue cheese is a surprisingly great addition that adds a unique flavor.
Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

Topping suggestions:

  • We love to add a slice of cheese to our burgers.  Provolone, swiss cheese or cheddar cheese are all great optio
  • Top with lettuce, sliced tomato, pickles or red onions.
  • Add your favorite condiments like mustard or ketchup.

The trick to making the perfect smoked burgers is cooking them at a lower temperature for longer.  These do not need high heat, low and slow helps to lock in the smoky flavor taking these to the next level.

Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

While these traeger burgers take a little bit more time to prepare, they are one hundred percent worth the effort!   A Traeger pellet grill is essential in making the most delicious burgers that you’ve ever had – your friends and family will thank you.

What are you making for dinner tonight?  Why not add these bacon wrapped smoked burgers to the menu?!

Be sure to check out these 20+ Best Smoker Recipes on a Pellet Grill too!

Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

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Traeger Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

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Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Burger Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes

Sink your teeth into a juicy, mouth-watering masterpiece with this bacon wrapped burger recipe that is infused with irresistible smoky flavor!

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup white onion, finely diced (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp hamburger seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 24 slices of bacon, two for each burger

Instructions

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground meat. Mix well.

2. Add the bbq sauce, egg and spices.

3. Combine until everything is mixed thoroughly.

4. Form the mixture into burger patties that are about 5oz each.

5. Layer the round patties between sheets of parchment paper on a sheet pan for easy handling.

6. Place burgers on the Traeger smoker at 165 degrees F and allow them to smoke for two hours.

7. When ready to serve turn the Traeger up to 350 degrees.

8. Wrap each pattie in two slices of bacon.

9. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for 10 minutes.

10. Flip each burger and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the bacon is cooked thoroughly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 769mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 40g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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