Big Smokey Burgers

Big Smokey Burgers

Janine 69

"I created this recipe while trying to recreate the best burger I had ever tasted at a restaurant in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. My family and I think these burgers are better! They are packed with flavor!"


35 m servings 537 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 537 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.6g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 38.7 g
  • 77%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 1035 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Combine ground sirloin, onion, grill seasoning, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, adobo sauce, and chipotle pepper in a large bowl. Form the mixture into 6 patties. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place burgers on preheated grill and cook until no longer pink in the center. Place a slice of Cheddar cheese on top of each burger one minute before they are ready. Place burgers on buns to serve.
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  1. 130 Ratings


Just a simple request for when people make suggestions for substitutions--please include amounts! I made these burgers tonight, and like one of the other reviewers, I had no chipotle peppers, bu...

We LOVE this recipe and have even used it with ground turkey. I didn't follow the recipe exactly as I didn't have chipotle sauce or peppers. And, after the first time, I also decreased the liq...

Yummy! Very good grilled burger. I used garlic powder instead of the minced garlic and did half and half gound beef and ground turkey. I also used pepper jack cheese. I will use this recipe a...

I used all the seasoning as noted except for the chilies as we are wimps in that department. I topped the burgers with Gouda cheese the last few minutes on the grill. I really liked the flavors ...

This was great. It was nice to have a very tasty burger for a change. My boyfriend raved about these to all his friends.

Tried these tonight- was going to make a meatloaf from the recipe as I didn't have any buns. The more I read the reviews, I realized that these would be at their peak from grilling. So, we had t...

These are wonderful tasting burgers! This is the 3rd time that I've used this recipe. The 2nd time I used ground turkey breast instead of beef. It was drier but still very good flavor. I've ...

We really enjoyed these burgers. I used onion powder since I don't care for onion and McCormick hamburger seasoning for the grill seasoning, but it was too salty so next time I will make my own ...

Great flavor and very juicy. This recipe is now at the top of my list for burgers!