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Prime Rib Cheeseburger

Prime rib is a cut of beef from the primal rib, one of the nine primal cuts of beef.

I've used this cut for the ground beef because of its high-fat content which will turn out a juicy, flavorful burger.

Grilling the burgers is great when the weather is favorable. If you want to make this recipe when it's cold and snowy outside or you don't have a grill, use a frying pan. Simply heat the pan on high, add a small amount of oil and cook the burgers on both sides until they are done to perfection.

Chef notes:

Check out my potato salad recipe as a side with your burgers.

Specialty equipment:

Stand mixer

Meat grinder

Outdoor Grill

Yield: serves 4

Prep time: 2 hours

Cook time: 1–1 1/2 hours

¼ cup canola oil

2 large yellow onions, small diced

28 oz prime rib roast, trimmed

4 oz gruyere cheese, grated

4 oz white cheddar cheese, grated

4 burger buns

Salt and pepper to taste


Trimming the beef

  • Start by trimming away any silver skin from the rib roast. This is the tough connective tissue that doesn't break down during the cooking process.

  • Separate the silver skin from the white fat and use the fat for the burgers. Discard the silver skin.

  • If you are grinding the meat fresh you can cook the burgers to your preferred doneness. I like to cook them medium, the fat gets warm and melted at that stage making these burgers juicy and delicious.

For the burgers

  • Heat a saucepan on low heat.

  • Add the canola oil and onions. Cook the onions, stirring often until they become golden brown and caramelized. This takes 30–45 minutes.

  • Preheated a grill on high heat.

  • Set up a standing mixer with the meat grinder attachment.

  • Cut the meat and the fat into smaller pieces.

  • Grind the beef into a large mixing bowl. Alternatively, if you do not have a meat grinder you can chop the meat by hand. Use a large, sharp, chef's knife and mince the beef.

  • Weigh out 7oz portions of beef.

  • Press and form the beef into patties. Season each patty with salt and pepper.

  • Place the burgers on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes.

  • Turn the burgers ninety degrees and cook for 3 more minutes; flip the burgers over and repeat.

  • After the last turn, add the caramelized onions and cheese to the top of the burgers and allow the cheese to melt.

  • Cut the buns in half and grill them for about a minute to toast.

  • Add the burgers to the buns and serve with your favorite condiments and sides.


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