If you are looking for a quick and easy way to feed a crowd then one sure fire idea is to grill up a bunch a frozen burgers on your Traeger grill. Premade frozen burgers are convenient, easy and turn out delicious when grilled over a wood pellet fire.
Keep reading and we will cover:
- How to Season the Burgers
- How Hot and How Long to Grill the Burgers
- How to Dress the Burgers
How to Season Frozen Burgers Before Grilling
I like to season the burgers before they go on the Traeger while they are still frozen.
These burgers got seasoned on both sides with Traeger’s Garlic and Chili Pepper Rub. If you don’t have this rub on hand then here is the ingredient list so you can whip up a batch of something similar:
Traeger Garlic and Chili Pepper Rub Ingredients
- Cane Sugar
- “Spices (Including Basil)”
- Brown Sugar
- Chili Pepper
- Sunflower Oil
- Cane Molasses
Of course you can just go with salt and pepper if you want to keep things simple and the burgers will still turn out fine.
You do not need to thaw the burgers before seasoning. If you want to add a little extra flavor then you can baste each side of the patty with a 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce to help a little more of the rub adhere.
Grill the Burgers on Your Traeger at 375F
Turn on your Traeger and set the temperature to 375F.
This is going to be a hot and fast cook so the choice of wood pellets is not that important.
Let the grill preheat for 15 minutes and then add the still frozen burgers to the grill.
Close the lid and let the burgers grill for 10 minutes, flip and let them grill another 10 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165F.
How to Dress the Burgers
I like to keep things in the Trager family as much as possible so right before the burgers come off the grill I baste them with some Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce.
The Traeger sauce has a nice balance of heat to overall flavor and works great with beef. If you don’t want to use this sauce then another great option is Head Country Hot.
After the burger has been sauced I top it with a slice of classic American Cheese and close the lid for a minute to let the cheese melt.
The burger then comes off the grill and goes onto a toasted bun with mayonnaise and kosher pickle slices. You could swap of the pickles with jalapenos if you wanted the burger to have some more kick. Other nice additions with be lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions.
Of course, bacon would always be a welcome addition!
Traeger Grilled Frozen Burgers
- Traeger Pellet Grill
- Frozen Hamburgers
- 1 tsp Traeger Garlic Chili Powder Rub per burger
- 1 tbsp Traeger Texas Spicy BBQ Sauce per burger
- 1 Toasted Hamburger Bun per burger
- Season both sides of the frozen hamburger patty with the Traeger Rub (or use salt and pepper)
- Set the grill to 375F and preheat for 15 minutes.
- Put the burgers on the grill and cook for 10 minutes per side or until an internal temperature of 165F is reached.
- Add the barbecue sauce and a slice of American cheese to each burger and cook with the lid closed for 2-3 minutes to let the cheese melt.
- Serve the burger on a toasted bun with condiments of choice.