Mains, Meat, Outdoor Cooking

Smoked Beef Burgers

Cooking method:

Ninja Woodfire Electric BBQ Grill & Smoker
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Pre-heat Time: 19 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total time: 44 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 8 people

Smoked Beef Burgers

TIP: To achieve the perfect burger, place one ball of minced beef between two pieces of baking parchment. Then using a plate, gently press until 2cm thick. 


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Mustard, Wheat

Recipe tags


For the burgers

  • 1kg 5% minced beef
  • Sea salt, as desired
  • Ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • Garlic powder, as desired, optional
  • Onion powder, as desired, optional
  • 8 burger buns

For the toppings

  • Tomato, sliced
  • Red onion, peeled, thinly sliced
  • Iceberg lettuce
  • Pickles
  • Ketchup
  • Yellow mustard

Cooking mode

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  • Step 1

    To install the grill plate, position it flat on top of the heating element and gently press down until it sits into place, then close the lid 

  • Step 2

    While holding the smokebox lid open, use the pellet scoop to pour pellets into the smoke box until filled to the top. Then close smoke box lid.​

  • Step 3

    Turn dial to GRILL. Select WOODFIRE FLAVOUR. Set temperature to HI, and set time to 10 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating (preheating will take approx. 15-19 minutes). 

  • Step 4

    While the unit preheats, prepare the burgers. Separate minced beef into 8 equal balls. Shape the beef into flat, patties, approximately 6cm wide and 2cm thick. Use your thumb to make a 1cm indent in the centre of each patty (this will help the burgers keep their shape uniform during cooking). Season the patties on both sides with salt, pepper, herbs, garlic powder, and onion powder, if desired. 

  • Step 5

    When unit beeps to signify it has preheated and ADD FOOD is displayed, open lid and place burgers onto grill, gently pressing them down to maximize grill marks. Close lid to begin cooking. 

  • Step 6

    When unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, open lid and use silicone-tipped tongs to flip the burgers. Close lid to continue cooking. 

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, transfer the burgers to a warm plate to rest. Add burger buns to the grill cut side down and close lid. Turn dial to GRILL, set temperature to HI, and set time to 3 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin cooking. The buns will take about 1 minute to brown. Once toasted, remove the buns, and repeat with remaining buns Build burgers with desired toppings.