Classic All American Grilled Cheeseburger with a Twist -- Smoked Reverse Seared

A Classic All-American Cheeseburger with a twist. These are reverse seared on a Weber Kettle grill with smoke chunks giving it great smoke flavor, then finished hot for the perfect char. 

Course Entree
Cuisine American, BBQ, Barbecue
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mary Cressler, Vindulge


  • 1 pound ground beef, we use 80/20 lean
  • 2 tablespoons your favorite dry rub, we like a combination of salt/pepper/garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ white onion, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 4 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • butter lettuce
  • 1 dill pickle
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. Preheat grill and prep for indirect cooking.

  2. Combine rub and Worcestershire with the ground beef and form into 4 patties.

  3. When grill at desired temperature (we go for 225) place the burger on the indirect side of the grill.

  4. Pull burger when it reaches 125 degrees F and then stoke fire or add more charcoal to get heat. Let the charcoal re-ignite to get a hot fire on the direct side of the grill.

  5. Place burger over direct side of grill. Cook four minutes per side and continue to flip until you get closer to your completed temperature. Add cheese when you have roughly 5 minutes left in the cook.

  6. Construct your burger and then enjoy with your favorite wine or beer