Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers

Elevate your smoked burgers to the next level with this amazing smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burgers recipe. A smoked stuffed burger makes a hearty meal paired with a bun and your favourite toppings. I love making these bacon and cheese stuffed burgers, especially for friends. I love their surprise when they bite into the patty and discover it’s stuffed! Pelleted grilled or Traeger grilled burgers are full of flavour and so moist! This burger recipe will be a huge hit all summer long.

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Get ready to sink your teeth into this delicious smoked burger! This recipe will satisfy your cravings for something juicy, cheesy, and packed with all the taste. With every bite, you’ll experience the perfect balance of savory flavours and textures. So fire up your grill and get ready for the ultimate burger experience!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love this smoked stuffed burger recipe.

So if you’re in the mood for smoked or grilled burgers with a wonderful filling, try this. Traeger grilled stuffed burgers might be your new summer favourite. It is really easy to stuff the patties.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked burger recipe that is stuffed with cheese and bacon.

Ingredients for Stuffed Smoked Burgers

You need ground beef for the patties. I prefer not to use extra-lean beef because it can dry out. Use anything between 73% and 85% lean for smoked or grilled burgers. You also need bacon and cheese for the filling.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked burger recipe that is stuffed with cheese and bacon.

I like to use sharp cheddar because it’s really tasty but if you want something different, a Mexican blend would be good. Or you could try Colby Jack or any favourite cheese you have. Worcester sauce, garlic, paprika, onion, salt, and pepper season the meat. I like to add lettuce and sliced tomato on top of my burger too.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love these wood pellet Traeger grilled stuff burgers.

Although there is minced onion in the patty ingredients, if you’re an onion lover you can fry some more. Then add them on top of the patty before serving. If you prefer, you can add a couple of raw onion rings on top.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love these wood pellet Traeger grilled stuff burgers.

How to Make a Smoked Stuffed Burger

Mix Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper into the meat. Use your hands and squish everything together well. Don’t use a food processor for this because it tends to do weird things to the texture. You can use a burger press if you have one though! You can make 12 patties with this mixture.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked burger recipe that is stuffed with cheese and bacon.

Next up, for the smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burgers, press into the center of 6 of the patties. Add some shredded cheese and crumbled cooked bacon then add the remaining patties on top. You just need to pinch the edges a bit to get them to seal. Make sure they’re sealed all the way around so the cheese doesn’t leak out! You will LOVE these pellet grilled stuffed burgers.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love these wood pellet Traeger grilled stuff burgers.

Better than Juicy Lucy!

Perhaps you’ve tried a Juicy Lucy burger before which is a cheese stuffed burger. Some fast food joints sell burgers similar to this smoked cheddar burger. The issue with these is that instead of wrapping the filling in two smaller patties to make one, it’s stuffed inside.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love these bacon and cheese stuffed burgers.

This makes it more difficult to seal the patties and more likely they will explode in the smoker.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked burger recipe that is stuffed with cheese and bacon.

It also makes it less likely you will bite into the pellet grilled burger just to have all the cheese shoot out from the other side! So if you’ve been wondering how to stuff burgers, just make two small patties, make a dent in one, fill it and add the other on top. Genius!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked burger recipe that is stuffed with cheese and bacon.

How Long to Smoke Burgers

You can then smoke them for 2½ hours or until they’re 165 degrees F inside. Add the buns, toppings and any sauces, and serve your bacon and cheese stuffed burgers. You’ll be really hungry when they’re done since you’ll have smelt the delicious smoky aroma for hours! These Traeger grilled stuffed burgers are a great recipe for the summer when it’s nice to be outdoors.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love these bacon and cheese stuffed burgers.

What to Serve with a Smoked Stuffed Burger

Burgers are always great with fries, polenta fries or onion rings. Since these smoked burgers are homemade and take 2½ hours in the smoker, you’ll have time to prepare sides. These bacon wrapped sonoran hot dogs would be a tasty addition to your burger BBQ meal.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love this smoked stuffed burger recipe.

A tossed green salad is always good with cheeseburgers or perhaps you want corn on the cob, smoked potato salad or veggie kabobs (which you can also smoke). Some sliced pickles on top of the bacon and cheese stuffed burgers would be good. Or a whole pickle on the side.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked burger recipe that is stuffed with cheese and bacon.

You can easily imagine how amazing smoked stuffed burgers taste. They’re similar to bacon and cheese topped patties but instead the bacon and cheese is cooked inside. If you are a ground beef fan, you may like this recipe for cheese-stuffed meatloaf or even a meatloaf with stuffing, too. Smoked Traeger hamburgers just take the classic bacon cheeseburger recipe up a notch. You can really show off your grilling prowess with these!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love this smoked stuffed burger recipe.

Smoked Burger Recipe FAQs

What if I don’t have a smoker?

Just because you don’t have a smoker (or you don’t want to wait 2½ hours to eat) doesn’t mean these smoked burgers aren’t possible. The stuffed burgers will take about 4 minutes per side in a griddle or skillet or cook as usual on your regular grill. You might want to add a few drops of liquid smoke to the patty mixture so you still get that smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burgers aroma and flavour.

Do you flip burgers when you make them in a smoker?

When it comes to flipping the burgers, you can close the lid and let them cook without flipping. If you were to flip them, I would suggest to only flip once in the middle of the cook time.

What wood chips are best for burgers?

Each type of wood chip will impart different flavours to the meat, so it is up to your personal preference on this. Some popular woods for smoking burgers include hickory, oak, mesquite, and applewood. Hickory is has a strong, smoky flavour and is often used for beef and pork. Applewood is milder and often preferred with chicken or turkey burgers.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love this smoked stuffed burger recipe.

Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burger. You will love these wood pellet Traeger grilled stuff burgers.

Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers

5 from 11 votes
Course: Meals
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, Traeger
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 1341kcal
Author: Bella Bucchiotti
Elevate your smoked or grilled burgers to the next level with this amazing smoked cheddar bacon stuffed burgers recipe. A smoked stuffed burger makes a hearty meal. I love making these bacon and cheese stuffed burgers. Pelleted grilled or Traeger grilled stuffed burgers are full of flavour! This smoked stuffed burger will be a huge hit all summer long.
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Ingredients

  • 2 Pound ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 1 Pound bacon
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 white onion minced
  • 8 Ounces cheddar cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Cook bacon and crumble, set aside in a small bowl. Shred the cheese and set aside in a small bowl.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, worcestershire, salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, and onion. Mix well to combine and form into 12 thin patties (about ¼” thick) I find it is easiest to use your hands for this part but if you have a burger press even better!
  • Preheat smoker to 200 degrees F for 15 minutes.
  • Arrange 6 patties on a cutting board. Press lightly to form a slight indent in the centre. Fill each centre with about 2 tbsp of crumbled bacon and shredded cheese. Then, top each with remaining patties. Pinch the edges to seal.
  • Place patties directly onto the grill grate and close the lid. Smoke for 2.5 hours until internal temperature hits 165 degrees F.
  • Place burger buns onto grill grates for 10 minutes towards the end of cooking time.
  • Arrange burger patties and top with desired toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 1341kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 120g | Saturated Fat: 49g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 219mg | Sodium: 984mg | Potassium: 529mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 382mg | Iron: 5mg

Notes

Add your toppings of choice such as lettuce, tomato, red onion, etc.
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The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Let me know if you try to make this Traeger hamburger recipe. Grilled stuffed burgers are full of flavour and so moist! These smoked stuffed hamburgers will be a huge hit all summer long. These bacon and cheese stuffed burgers are great to try if you are looking for a new recipe for smoked or grilled burgers.

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  1. Cherly Hines wrote:

    5 stars
    These are making my mouth water!

    Posted 5.21.21 Reply
  2. Tracy wrote:

    5 stars
    These turned out so good! We loved them.

    Posted 2.10.23 Reply
  3. Addison wrote:

    5 stars
    These burgers were a huge hit at my family BBQ! We loved the bacon!

    Posted 2.11.23 Reply
  4. Shilpa wrote:

    5 stars
    Loved the smoky flavor in these burgers. So unique and delicious.

    Posted 2.12.23 Reply
  5. Amanda Dixon wrote:

    5 stars
    The bacon and cheddar burger stuffing is everything! It added so much flavor, and the burgers came out nice and juicy.

    Posted 2.12.23 Reply
  6. Liz wrote:

    5 stars
    The smoky flavor was so good! My husband asked to put this in the regular dinner rotation

    Posted 2.12.23 Reply
  7. Gina wrote:

    5 stars
    These were a total hit with our guests. The smoky flavor is a fun way to switch up burgers and you can’t beat a gooey cheesy middle!

    Posted 2.13.23 Reply
  8. Kim Wright wrote:

    5 stars
    This burger recipe is so flavorful. Good stuff!

    Posted 2.21.24 Reply