BBQ Smoked Brisket Burger


BBQ beef brisket burger on a cutting board

What happens when you smoke seasoned ground brisket patties and properly sear them? Bliss on a burger bun, also known as a Smoked Brisket Burger.

Our BBQ Smoked Beef Brisket Burger Recipe

BBQ beef brisket burger on a cutting board

BBQ Smoked Beef Brisket Burger

Blake Hall
Smokey, tender, and packed full of flavour!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 6 people


  • 1.13 kg ground beef brisket
  • 50 g Bush Tucker
  • 50 g Double Chipotle (instead of Bush Tucker if you want some heat)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar
  • 150 ml barbeque sauce
  • 6 burger buns (split)
  • Toppings (onion, pickles, tomato as per preference)


  • Preheat smoker to 107°C and toss several wood chunks on top of hot coals.
  • Mix seasoning, salt, and pepper into the ground brisket, divide into equal portions, and form into burger patties.
  • Place burgers on the hot grates and cook until the internal temperature reaches 60-65°C. This usually takes 30-45 minutes. Start preheating the grill to 260°C after 25 minutes.
  • After the burgers reach the target temperature, remove form the smoker and brush both sides with barbeque sauce.
  • Transfer to the grill and sear for 2 minutes then flip and sear for 1 minute.
  • Place cheese slices on each burger until melted.
  • Assemble brisket burgers onto buns and add your chosen toppings.


My kitchen test found the smokey taste of these mouthwatering beef brisket burgers was delicious enough to stand alone.
Keyword Barbeque, Beef Burgers
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Comments from the Chef

You can get freshly ground beef brisket from any good butcher shop. However, if you have brisket trimmings, grind through your meat grinder’s coarse setting and finish with a finer setting.

Grilling bacon for the burgers is a fantastic way to add an extra layer of flavour to your creations.

I also like to grill peppers and onions to make a nice topping.

Pro tip: To prevent sticking, clean your grill grates and brush with oil before adding your burgers.

Bonus Recipe

I highly recommend grilled potatoes as a side dish for your brisket burger. See my recipe below:


  • Three large sheets of foil sprayed with olive oil
  • Two or three large russet potatoes sliced 0.5-0.6 cm
  • One small white onion diced
  • 25g Chook Salt


  1. Spray one side of foil with olive oil
  2. Divide sliced russet potatoes and onion on each piece of foil
  3. Sprinkle with Chook Salt
  4. Fold the edges of the foil together to make a packet
  5. Place on grill for 15 minutes, then flip
  6. Grill for 15 minutes longer or until potatoes are tender

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