Craving a burger for dinner? This recipe is a must-try and will most likely become a new family favorite. Cook restaurant-level burgers in less than 15 minutes!
Light your Pit Barrel® according to the instructions.
Using your thumb, put an indentation in the center of each hamburger patty, then season with a moderate dusting of the Beef & Game Pit Rub.
Install the grill grate in the Pit Barrel®, arrange the burgers on the grate (and bacon slices, if desired), leaving space between each. Leave the lid off.
Tip: Using tongs and a paper towel, apply a coat of olive oil to grill grate prior to cooking to prevent sticking.
Cook burgers for 6-7 minutes, flip, then continue cooking for another 6-7 minutes, or until the burgers reach desired doneness (minimum internal temperature of 165º).
Tip: To help nail the perfect temperature each time we recommend the outstanding thermometers from ThermoWorks.
Optional: Top with cheese during the last two minutes of cooking. If cooking bacon, cook slices alongside burger patties for 6-8 minutes per side until reaching desired crispness.
Remove the burgers from the cooker and tent loosely with foil.
Toast the buns on the grill grate for 1-2 minutes.
Serve with choice of toppings.
Desired Temp: 165º