Big Smokey Burgers


I created this big smokey burger 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!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 2 pounds ground beef sirloin

  • ½ onion, grated

  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle peppers

  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 6 (1 ounce) slices sharp Cheddar cheese (Optional)

  • 6 hamburger buns


  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. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Place a slice of Cheddar cheese on top of each burger one minute before they are ready.

  4. Place burgers on buns to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
30g Fat
27g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 1035mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 297mg 23%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 537mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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