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Cook times*

Cook Time: 12-15 Mins | Desired Temp: 165º
*Cook times may vary


  • 1-10 Hamburger patties, about 1” thick
  • PBC Beef & Game Pit Rub
  • Choice of cheese slices (optional)
  • Bacon slices (optional)
  • 1-10 Hamburger buns


  1. Light your Pit Barrel® Cooker (PBC) according to the instructions.

  2. 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.

  3. Install the grill grate in the PBC, 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Remove the burgers from the cooker and tent loosely with foil.

  6. Toast the buns on the grill grate for 1-2 minutes.

  7. Serve with choice of toppings, and enjoy!

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