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Smoked Brisket Burgers

It is time to stalk the beef aisle for a cheap smaller brisket. Throw that into your cart and get down to business. Smoked Brisket Burgers, yeah, you read that right.

Smoked Brisket Burgers with cheese and wheat bun | Kita Roberts

Things are starting to heat up around here, and as much as I would like to hold out until the first official day of summer, I think we will be kicking off my weekly grilling series a full month early.

I never realized how solar powered I was until this year. It seems the moment the sunrise peeks across the sky and the birds start to sing, I can’t bring myself to sleep any longer.

I am waking up earlier, working later, and have more energy then the cold dark winter months. Is it possibly to be dreading autumn already?

This was all set in stone the moment I got my first whiff of a far off charcoal grill, I knew it was flame on for me. The time of year when I take a freezer inventory and try to manipulate all of my recipes for the grill or smoker. When I first saw these burgers over at Crumb, I’m pretty sure I had to wipe drool off of my key board. I staked the beef aisle until a cheap smaller brisket happily landed in my cart and got down to business.

Smoked Brisket Burger with lettuce in background | Kita Roberts

First things first:

What is Brisket Anyway?

A Brisket is cut from the breast or lower chest of beef cattle. One of the nine beef primal cuts, the brisket includes the superficial and deep pectorals muscles. This makes for a fairly tough piece of meat. But braised, smoked, or slowly roasted, it’s magically gets soft and oh-so satisfying. And the flavor? Yeah, it’s good.

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This Smoked Brisket Burger will prove how versatile Brisket really is.

So get your smokers ready. This isn’t the quickest burger to get on the table, but once you taste that fresh ground brisket smoked to perfection, you won’t be buying frozen patties ever again.

Smoked Brisket Burgers | Kita Roberts

True Story, I love burgers. So much so, that I own and manage Burger Month. So if you’re looking for the absolute best burger game around, I think you’ve found it. Try these babies out on your grill!

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Yield: 6 burgers

Smoked Brisket Burgers

Smoked Brisket Burgers

Start stalking the beef aisle until a cheap smaller brisket lands in your cart and get down to business. So Good.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 2 lbs beef brisket
  • 2 tbsp Montreal steak spice blend
  • 6 hamburger rolls
  • 6 slices of cheddar cheese
  • lettuce, onions, and other toppings of your choice


  1. Prepare your wood for smoking by properly soaking it ahead of time.
  2. Cut your brisket into 1" cubes. Season with Montreal steak spice blend and place in your refrigerator for up to 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place your meat grinder and attachments in the freezer for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Set up your grinder for a coarse grind and grind the brisket. Run through the grinder twice if desired.
  5. Shape ground brisket into 6 patties.
  6. Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F and place soaked wood inside as per instructions for your smoker.
  7. Lay patties on a grate and smoke for about 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 130 degrees F.
  8. Meanwhile, preheat a charcoal or gas grill over medium heat. Sear the burgers over direct heat 3 to 5 minutes a side to finish cooking to 150 degrees F.
  9. Move to the side, place cheese over each patty, close the lid and let the cheese melt for a minute or two.
  10. Server the burgers on hamburger rolls with lettuce, onions and toppings of your choice.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1126Total Fat: 65gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 315mgSodium: 1075mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 86g

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Peter Block

Tuesday 29th of May 2012

love it. brisket burgers are all the rage but adding smoke to it, great idea. i will definitely try this one.

Emily @ Life on Food

Monday 28th of May 2012

It is crazy how much more I can get done when it is not dark out at 5pm. I love the light. Great burger. Grilling is one of the best parts of summer.

Isabelle @ Crumb

Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

I'm so glad you liked these! They're a lot of work compared to basic supermarket ground beef burgers, but it is soooo worth it. Yours look so perfectly beefy and juicy, too. We've been grilling up a storm for the past couple of months because we're crazy Canadians. :) It helps that we just upgraded to a big ol' kamado grill this year, mind you (compared to the cheapie tin-can smoker we had last year)... I can't wait to try these burgers again on a proper smoker.

Kim - Liv Life

Wednesday 23rd of May 2012

LOVE!! ANd that means a lot from me as I'm not much of a burger fan. I'm with you on the earlier mornings! I've been waking at sunrise to the birds as well and have been happy to start my day.

Kim Bee

Tuesday 22nd of May 2012

This looks so delish Kita. I love grilling too. It's fun and saves my a/c. Lol. Love Crumb, Isabelle is a total doll.

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