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Beef Primerib Burgers!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by smokingohiobutcher, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This post has a short story to start it off so bare with me...the other night; in the chat room, Bmudd and i were discussing the rising prices of meat. Ground meat in particular. when he asked if I have ever ground beef tenderloin for burgers?  Whaaaaat!?!?!?   As a meat cutter I thought,"Are you crazy?" but as we continued chating i thought he might be on to something....If I ground tenderloin it is going to be really lean. I might be able to sell them to the health nuts that come out of the woodwork this time of year that are trying to lose weight. Then we were talking about the whole select ribeyes we are selling on a 3 day sale this week for $2.99 lb. I could grind these for beef prime rib burgers @ $3.99 lb to make some additional profit.  So to wrap up this long winded short story, thats what I did yesterday at work. Ground up some whole beef ribeyes....Heres what they looked like.

    Nothing like a 1/2 pound burger!

    Mrs SOB sauted up some onions and shrooms for some toppings. mmmmmm!

    Getting the charcoal ready.

    I chose to try a new way to preheat the pecan chunks before adding them to the fire. I am using the UDS more as a grill with higher heat( more hot coals).

    Heres the drum after I added the pecan chunks

    Burgers into the smoke and fire!

    It was getting dark so I got to use my new grill light for the pictures...cool huh?

    Fresh pecan smoked burgers topped with smoked havarti cheese!


    Dinner Plate for me!!![​IMG]

    Burger, Fries, and Califlour with Cheese...MMMMMM!!!

    Thanks for watching  SOB-QTV

  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, SOB!  My experience wit buying "select" meats a couple of times, I think you did right by grinding it up.[​IMG]   How were sales to the sprocket heads?
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking Tasty!!

  4. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Boy, if that doesn't get you going you're probably dead. Excellent post!
  5. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Awesome chow there SOB !

    You never let me down!

  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Excellent meal you laid out there!
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Prime rib burgers yea I'll take a dozen of them please. Or just one of those that you smoked.
  8. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking burgers! Love the steak fries and cauliflower and cheese, yummo!!!!! I'm working on a similar experiement, hopefully will be able to share soon.
  9. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good. So are they flying off the shelf's?
  10. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    CRAZY GOOD!!  I bet they almost melt in your mouth!
  11. I think that you and the Mrs ate like king and queen. That plate with your prime burgers looks out of this world.
  12. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Ground rib eye's for burger's......Genius!  I'd lay under the smoker and wait for the fat dripping myself as a bonus. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2011
  13. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Did the puppies get any treats?

    Any Leftovers?

    Awesome As Usual!!

  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    That is what I call a BURGER...  Fast food sure doesn't have that...
  15. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks Great SOB. How'd they sell?
  16. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I am not sure yet how they sold??....I had Tuesday off and didn't call in to see how things went. Wanted to forget about that place for a day.

    I will see this morning  when I get there. I don't look for the store to be too busy till Thursday when the 3 day sale to starts. Then all h%ll breaks loose!

    They Were Awesome Juicy!!!! Lots of flavor! I just whish I had not been in a rush to finish supper...they could have used a good hot searing at the end!

    Man they were still amazing! I will be grinding me some more to use in my Stufz burger press! [​IMG]

    Oh and yes Todd the pups got some old Nathans beef and cheese dogs I found in the garage fridge...kissed with some smoke of course!

  17. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well I checked at work today and out of 10 packages of burgers we sold 7 of them. Not too bad for the slow part of the week Tomarrow starts the madness... I plan on making twice as much as I did the other day. wish me luck!

  18. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Good luck on the sale.  Those burgers were off the chain.  Send a package of that to Calif for me please!!!
  19. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Whoa !! Cavey!!!! hows the club hanging??? Been a while!

  20. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It still gets the job done!!  ([​IMG])  Been lost in a fog with my teenage child who graduated last year from high school, another one coming up behind her & the 10 year old trying out all manner of sports.  (Basketball looks to be her calling at 5'7" & 10 years old.  Just bought her a pair of Jordan's, size 9.5 in boys & women's 10.5.  OUCH!!!  She is a softball nut as well.)  Keeps me pretty busy.  I now must post from work as the homefront is completely out of control.  LOL!!!  Good to see you as well.  Excellent qview.