Mexican Style Smoked Burgers

mexican style burgers

If you’re a fan of juicy, flavorful burgers and the smoky taste of BBQ, then this recipe is perfect for you! With its tender, juicy ground beef patties, perfectly seasoned with the right mix of spices and smoke, this BBQ Smoked Burger with Pico de Gallo and Guacamole is sure to become a staple in your grill or smoker. The addition of a tangy and fresh pico de gallo and a creamy guacamole takes the burger to the next level, adding a burst of flavor in every bite.

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The Ingredients and Instructions:

This recipe starts with 2 lbs of 85/15 ground beef, mixed with a beaten egg, panko breadcrumbs, and a diced jalapeño pepper for a bit of heat. To elevate the flavor of the beef, the patties are seasoned with salt and black pepper, giving them a well-balanced taste. The patties are then placed in a smoker and infused with smoke, creating a rich and smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with the melted cheddar cheese on top.

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(Ingredient measurements in the card below)

While the burgers are smoking, the pico de gallo and guacamole are prepared. The pico de gallo is made with diced tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, sweet onion, cilantro, and lime juice, adding a tangy and fresh contrast to the smoky burgers. The guacamole is made with creamy mashed avocados and the juice of a lime, adding a cool and creamy touch to the burger.

burgers on the grill

Once the burgers are fully cooked, they are topped with the melted cheddar cheese and assembled with the toasted buns, mayo, lettuce, guacamole, and pico de gallo. Every bite is a perfect balance of juicy and smoky beef, tangy and fresh pico de gallo, and creamy and smooth guacamole. Whether you’re grilling for a family gathering, hosting a BBQ party, or just looking for a delicious meal, this recipe is sure to please. So, fire up your smoker or grill and get ready to enjoy the ultimate BBQ Smoked Burger with Pico de Gallo and Guacamole!

Below is a printable recipe card!

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Mexican Style Smoked Burgers

Print Recipe
Difficulty: Easy
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy mexican burger, mexican burger, mexican burger recipe, mexican style, mexican style cheese burger
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 3


  • 2 lbs 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 7 burger buns
  • 7 slices cheddar cheese

Pico De Gallo

  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 1/4 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2 large avocados, mashed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat a smoker to 275°F. Adding cherry wood chunks will enhance the smoke flavor of the burgers.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, egg, panko, diced jalapeño pepper, salt, and black pepper. Mix the ingredients together until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 7 equal portions and form each portion into a 1/4 lb patty, making sure that each patty is of even thickness. This will help the patties cook evenly in the smoker.
  • Place the formed patties in the smoker and let them smoke for about 30-40 minutes. This will allow the smoke to penetrate the burgers, infusing them with a rich smoky flavor.
  • While the burgers are smoking, you can prepare the pico de gallo. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the diced tomato, diced jalapeño pepper, diced sweet onion, chopped cilantro, the juice of 2 limes, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  • In another medium mixing bowl, mash the avocados and mix in the juice of 1 lime, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of pepper. This will be your guacamole.
  • When the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 155°F, remove them from the smoker and top each patty with a slice of cheddar cheese. Return the burgers to the smoker and continue smoking until the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 165°F.
  • While the burgers are cooking, you can toast the buns to your desired level of crispiness.
  • To assemble the burgers, spread a generous amount of mayo on the bottom and top buns. Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom bun, followed by a juicy patty with melted cheddar cheese. Spoon a generous amount of guacamole on top of the patty and then add a generous spoonful of pico de gallo on top. Place the top bun on the burger and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy your delicious and smoky burgers!

We hope you enjoyed this recipe for the Mexican Style Cheeseburger! With its tender, juicy, and smoky patties, tangy and fresh pico de gallo, and creamy and smooth guacamole, this burger is a delicious and well-rounded meal. Whether you’re a seasoned grill master or just starting out, this recipe is easy to follow and sure to impress.


We encourage you to experiment with different ingredients and toppings to make the burger your own. Try different cheeses, sauces, or spices to add even more flavor to the patties. You can also switch up the pico de gallo or guacamole ingredients to suit your taste preferences. The possibilities are endless!

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If you’re hosting a gathering or party, this recipe is a great option for feeding a crowd. You can easily scale up the ingredients to accommodate the number of guests you have. Just remember to keep an eye on the internal temperature of the burgers to ensure they are fully cooked and safe to eat.

Whether you’re grilling on a beautiful summer day or cooking up a storm on a chilly winter evening, this burger is sure to bring a smile to your face and satisfaction to your taste buds. So fire up the smoker or grill, gather your ingredients, and get ready to enjoy this delicious meal!




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