Prime Rib Burgers

11 Mar

I drove to Milwaukee this week for work. When you make the drive from Chicago to Milwaukee, besides passing outlet malls and firework shops, you will see a magical place. It’s a castle filled with cheese. I’m serious.

It’s impossible for me not to go into Mar’s Cheese Castle when I drive by. On this visit, I picked up a spreadable horseradish cheddar cheese. It’s very rich and has a kick. So of course, I wanted to explore other options to eat this cheese besides on your everyday Ritz.

Prime rib & horseradish is like peanut butter & jelly. Both go hand in hand. It’s been so beautiful in Chicago and I’ll jump on an opportunity to use my grill. Instead of your everyday prime rib, I asked the butcher to grind it so I could make it into burgers. A little pricy but everyone deserves a burger treat.

I like to add lots of flavor to my burgers… so in goes garlic, worcestershire, dijon mustard, crispy fried onion strings, salt & pepper with the ground prime rib.

Form your patties & fire up the grill. Let them cook 5 per side. This was the longest 10 minutes of my life.

Do you like toppings for your burger?? I do. So I caramelized some onions & mushrooms. Ooo-la-la.

Now it’s time for the assembly. This is my 2nd favorite part. Spread the horseradish cheddar over a toasted bun. Yes, I put cheese on both inner portions of the bun. Get your perfectly grilled patty on top of the bun. Top with caramelized onion & mushroom delicious-ness.

Get that top bun on and give it a longing look.

Ahhh, perfection!

Ok, stop staring and bite in!

My favorite part is the flavor punch this burger has. It’s AMAZING! If you love horseradish, meat and onions – this is your meal… and you’ll stop thinking I’m crazy because I asked the butcher to grind prime rib.

Don’t judge me until you try it 🙂

Prime Rib Burgers – recipe will make 6 burgers

  • 1 1/2 lbs of ground prime rib
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup crispy fried onions
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 package of pre-sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tbs parsley, minced
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • Spreadable Horseradish Cheddar Cheese


  1. In a bowl, mix prime rib with the next 4 ingredients. Season with salt & pepper. Form into 6 patties.
  2. Pour olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Set at a low heat, add onions & mushrooms. Cook low & slow for 20 minutes. They should be nicely browned, not burnt.
  3. Fire up the grill and cook burgers 5 minutes per side. Take off the grill and let them rest of 5 minutes.
  4. Spread horseradish cheddar cheese over toasted buns. Add burger and top with caramelized onions & mushrooms.

4 Responses to “Prime Rib Burgers”

  1. thekitchenbitch March 11, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    I always wondered about the Cheese Castle! I’ll definitely have to stop by next time on my way to Milwaukee. The burgers look great!

    • Miss Tasty March 11, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

      You should!! You won’t regret it. They also have wine and a bakery 🙂

  2. Brian Westbye March 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Oh, you are KILLING me with this action…

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