• Prep Time15Mins
  • Idle TimeN/AHours
  • Cook Time0.25Hours
  • PelletsFruitBlend
  • Serves2-5People



2 lbs ground beef

1 red onion

brown sugar

sweet BBQ sauce (we used GMG Cattle Drive)

cheddar cheese

1 egg

1 tbsp onion powder

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp GMG beef rub

2 tsp kosher salt

2 tsp ground pepper

1 lb bacon


High temperatures and sugar tend to make a crispy sweet glaze around anything you cook. This method for searing the onions at a high temperature adds the best flavour to any burger.

-Preheat the grill to 260°C.

-Put your ground beef, egg, and spices in a large bowl and mix it well.

-Pack together 3-5 thick hamburger patties tightly and set them aside.

-Cut your red onion into 4-5 thick slices and pull apart the onion slices into a few solid rings.

-Coat the onion rings with a light layer of your favourite BBQ sauce, then sprinkle brown sugar over the top and bottom.

-Place the burger patties, bacon, and onion rings on your smoker and grill them hot and fast.

-After your first flip on the burgers (7-10 minutes in,) place a generous amount of cheddar cheese on each patty. Be sure to flip the onions once as well.

-Place the probe in your thickest burger patty and pull at 60°C for medium rare.

-We made our burger with bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, brown sugar caramelised onions, and a light layer of extra BBQ sauce.