Cheeseburger Hoagies on the Traeger Flatrock Flat Top

Cheeseburger Hoagies on the Traeger Flatrock Flat Top

Are you tired of the same old grilled cheeseburger? Take a walk on the wild side and make my decadent Cheeseburger Hoagies. These sandwiches are loaded with flavorful ground beef, a creamy All American Burger Sauce, and all the toppings you could ask for. 
The Cheeseburger Hoagies cook to perfection on the Traeger Flatrock Flat Top Grill. The spacious griddle top lets you cook your patties and toast the buns simultaneously. No need for multiple burners! You can guarantee everyone will be drooling over these sandwiches. They’ll be your family’s most requested meal! 

Cheeseburger Hoagies | Traeger Flatrock Flat Top Grill

Cheeseburger Hoagies are a lifesaver when you need to get dinner on the table..stat! With some ground beef and a few seasonings, you’ll have a delicious meal like nothing you’ve ever tried. Jazz up your next cookout, or be everyone’s favorite dinner chef. Either way, you’ll end up on top! 

The Ingredients

  • 80/20 ground chuck. Plenty of meat/fat ratios exist, but 80/20 ground beef keeps the meat moist without being overly greasy. If you prefer your burgers with a nice crust, you’ll love this style of beef.
  • Bear & Burton’s W Sauce. Every burger needs a dash of Worcestershire. This sauce comes from my good friends and is based on a family recipe. I’ve heard time and time again how good it is! Once you try a bottle, you’ll see why. 
  • Heath Riles BBQ Everyday Rub. Ditch the salt and pepper and add some sparkle to your life with my delicious AP rub. This garlic, pepper, and salt blend elevates french fries, burgers, veggies, popcorn, and more. 
  • Sliced cheese and buns. I used sliced cheddar cheese for this recipe, but you can substitute your favorite type. Tasty alternatives include American, pepper jack, Swiss, or Colby jack cheese. Delicious! If you really want to impress a crowd, toast your hoagie buns. This step takes only a few minutes but makes a huge difference. 
  • All American Burger Sauce. This delicious sauce was created by yours truly. It’s a fabulous topping for any burger that doubles as a french fry dip. Whip up a batch and see for yourself! 
  • Burger toppings. Every batch of Cheeseburger Hoagies needs toppings. I used finely slivered onions, garden-fresh sliced tomatoes, and shredded lettuce. This created the perfect balance of cold and warm ingredients.

The Smoker Setup

Here’s the main equipment I used for this recipe. More of my grilling favorites can be found in the Equipment and Tools section. 

  • Flat Top Grill. I cooked these mouth-watering Cheeseburger Hoagies on the Traeger Flatrock Flat Top Grill. I love using this setup for quesadillas, tacos, and more!  Pro Tip: Be sure to “season” your grill before using it! This step creates a slick, non-stick surface.
  • If you’re looking for an excellent flat top grill, try this one! With divided heat chambers, you can cook multiple things at once. It’s a beautiful addition to any outdoor kitchen! 

The Process for Making Cheeseburger Hoagies

You’ll find an in-depth demonstration of this recipe in the card and recipe video. For now, here’s a quick rundown of how I threw these Cheeseburger Hoagies together. 

  • Fire up the grill. I fired up the Traeger Flatrock Flat Top Grill and greased the griddle with a dollop of Bacon Up Bacon Grease
  • Prep the meat. I placed the ground beef in a large mixing bowl and added a thick drizzle of Bear & Burton’s W Sauce, followed by a sprinkle of Heath Riles BBQ Everyday Rub. Using my gloves, I incorporated the seasonings into the meat until everything was homogenous. 
  • Form the patties. I laid the ground beef on a parchment-paper-lined baking tray, then flattened it into a square. Using a knife, I cut the meat into thirds and formed each piece into a hoagie patty. To finish the Cheeseburger Hoagies, I sprinkled Heath Riles BBQ Everyday Rub over the top. 
  • Fry the Cheeseburger Hoagies. I laid the patties directly on the griddle and let them cook until they reached about 160℉ internally. Then, I toasted the buns to take the Cheeseburger Hoagies to the next level! I laid a slice of thick cheese over the meat and continued to cook the patties until the cheese was melted. Be sure to watch the video to see my trick for the gooiest Cheeseburger Hoagies you’ve ever tasted! 
  • Build your burgers. To build the Cheeseburger Hoagies, I spread a thick layer of my All American Burger Sauce on the toasted bun. Then, I added the patties, shredded lettuce, slivered onion, and sliced tomato. I garnished the tomatoes with a little Heath Riles BBQ Everyday Rub. The only thing left was to dig in! 

The Results

These Cheeseburger Hoagies were to die for! The combination of juicy patties, crisp veggies, and a buttery bun will win anyone’s approval. The cherry on top was my homemade All American Burger Sauce, which gave the Cheeseburger Hoagies a burst of diner-style flavor. 

Serving Suggestions for Cheeseburger Hoagies

Serve your Cheeseburger Hoagies with a cold soda and a plate of crisp fries or onion rings. Mmm-mmm good! 

Storing Leftovers

You can store leftover burger patties in the fridge for up to 4 days or freeze them for up to 4 months. 

Equipment and Tools

Traeger Flatrock Flat Top Grill, mixing bowls. Nechtik BBQ Gloves, metal spatula, disposable cutting board, metal sheet pan, ThermoWorks ThermaPen One



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