Tik Tok Inspired Smoked Grinder Burger


My wife saw the famous Tik Tok “grinder sandwich” and made it for one of our latest Packer party. It was FANTASTIC and a crowd favorite. It got her thinking, what if we followed my [No Flip Burgers – Pellet Grill Addicts] recipe and turned that into a smoked grinder burger?!

Well, whenever my wife starts thinking up creations you know DARN well that I am 100% in to give it a try! Besides, I figured it’d work pretty well given all the components of the dish and, guess what, it did NOT disappoint. Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you: The Pellet Grill Addicts Grinder Burger!


You’ll want to stick close to these flavors and ratios, which are enough for four beautiful burgers!

  • Two pounds of fridge cold 80/20 ground beef
  • 4 tbsp of cracked black pepper
  • 4 tbsp of kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • 2 tsp of worchestire sauce
  • 4 slices of havarti cheese
  • 4 cups of shredded lettuce
  • A handful of thinly sliced onions
  • 8 banana peppers; chopped
  • 1 tbsp of shredded parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsp of mayo
  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp of garlic powder for the grinder mixture
  • 2 tsp of black pepper for the grinder mixture
  • 2 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 slices of tomato


  • Begin by setting your smoker to 250F
  • Remove your meat from the fridge and mix in the black pepper, salt, and garlic powder
  • Once that’s thoroughly mixed, add the worcheshire sauce
  • Patty your meat; two pounds makes around four burgers for this recipe
  • Once your grill is at temp, place your burgers on the grill and insert a thermometer
  • Let them smoke until desired IT for your burger (about 45 minutes, for us!)
  • When burgers are close to desired temp, add the havarti cheese so it gets nice and melty
  • Remove from the grill and prepare the grinder mixture!

The Grinder Mixture

  • Mix the lettuce, onions, banana peppers, parmesan cheese, mayo, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in a bowl
  • Place the finished mixture on top of your burger
  • Add a slice of tomato at the end

The Payoff

By now you’ll have a successfully smoked burger covered in gooey havarti cheese, a mouth-watering grinder mixture, and a tasty tomato to enjoy!

Dig in and smoke on!


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