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1.25 pounds of ground beef
Seasoning of your choice
Cheese (optional)
Burger buns
Assorted toppings

Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees F.

Shape your ground beef into 5 patties, making sure the sides of the burgers are well defined. Put burgers in freezer for 20-30 minutes before cooking, to help firm them up.

Season burger patties on both sides with seasoning of your choice

Place the patties on the smoker and smoke for 50 – 60 minutes, or until the internal temperature of your burgers reads 145 degrees.

Optionally, increase the heat in your grill to searing temperature. Sear the burger patties for about 4 minutes on both sides. Add cheese after the first flip.

If not searing, continue to smoke until internal temperature is 165 degrees.

Build burger with toppings of choice, and enjoy!

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