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Swine Life's Prime Rib Style Burger

This time we don’t just have a recipe for you, we’ve got a challenge! These burgers are so big you might just have to unhinge your jaw to take that first bite.

Mark from Swine Life BBQ took out all the stops and will show you how to make an incredible prime rib inspired hamburger that is almost too good to be true. We dare you to take on these mammoth-sized burgers, whether you can eat the whole thing or not, it’s still gonna be awesome!


  • 3 Pound Pack of 80/20 Ground Beef
  • Brioche Buns
  • Your Favorite All Purpose Seasoning (Grilla AP or Mississippi Grit)
  • Your Favorite Beef Rub
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Fresh Garlic
  • Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons of Drained Prepared Horseradish
  • 1/2 Cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chopped Chives
  • 1 Teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Provolone Cheese
  • Mushrooms
  • Diced Onions


The first thing we need to do is get the Silverbac fired up to 275. This temp will cook the burgers slow enough to really take on some great flavor throughout the cooking process.

For the burgers, pat out 4 burgers from the 3-pound pack of ground beef. They should weigh in at the 3/4 pound mark. Get them seasoned with the All-Purpose and Beef Rub.

Next, place the mushroom and onions in a foil pan. Get the butter, garlic, and rosemary in a grill safe dish as well. Place both items on the pit and get those flavors working. The sooner you can get the garlic and rosemary butter cooking, the more flavor you can get on the burgers.

After a few minutes its time to get the burgers on the pit. I placed them on the top rack to help cook more evenly since we are not going to flip these burgers at all. I placed a probe in one of the burgers to monitor the internal. We will be cooking these to an internal of 145 ish for the perfect medium.

Now it’s time to bring on the flavor! About every 15 minutes I baste the burgers with the butter that has infused all the flavors of the garlic and rosemary. This is where all those great prime rib flavors set this apart from any other burger!

Between one of the basting process’s is a great time to make up the horseradish mayo. To make this, combine the mayo, sour cream, horseradish, apple cider vinegar, and chives, and place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Once the burgers get close to the 145 internal temp, top them with the onion and mushrooms, followed by a couple of slices of provolone cheese. By now you have infused all the great flavors of a prime rib into a burger.

To build the burger, all you need is to put that beautiful burger between two soft brioche buns slathered with the horseradish mayo! Then, get ready — this ain’t your daddy’s burger!

What Is a Prime Rib Burger?

Traditional burgers are made from ground beef, which is ground meat made from the less tender cuts of sirloin, round and chuck. Prime rib is from the beef forequarter, from the sixth through twelfth ribs. This cut has great marbling and is very tender, which is why it’s popular for grilling, frying and roasting.

Prime rib is more expensive and flavorful than ground beef, and for this reason, it is not typically used in burgers. However, in the past few years, prime rib burgers have become popular, especially in more upscale establishments.

Traditional thinking is that using prime rib will make for a juicier burger — but you can make a burger that is just as delicious without sacrificing prime rib.

Why Try This Prime Rib Burger Recipe?

Swine Life’s Prime Rib Style Burger doesn’t start with prime rib. Our professionals don’t believe it makes sense. Save your prime rib for Herb Crusted Prime Rib or another recipe where you don’t have to wreck your rib by grinding it. The full flavor will come through more fully when you keep the prime rib whole.

This recipe treats ground chuck like prime rib, using seasonings, butter and technique to elevate your burger to a prime-rib experience. When you add seasonings, burger ingredients and especially toppings, you won’t be able to tell the difference between prime rib and chuck, so why spend more on your burger when your Swine Life’s Prime Rib Style Burger can be even better? Your friends and family will still get an artisanal style burger worthy of the country clubhouse.

Serving the Swine Life’s Prime Rib Style Burger

The Swine Life’s Prime Rib Style Burger is ideal for lunch, parties, dinners and any other time you want a great burger. Just don’t be surprised if this becomes your go-to recipe for hamburgers. You can even make it keto-friendly by serving it up without the bun. This recipe is ideal for a cookout or outdoor event, too, because while it takes just a little extra care on the grill, it makes you look like the star you are.

Don’t forget all the fixings, too! This burger is delicious on its own, but it also pairs beautifully with just about any side dish, including sweet potato salad, corn on the cob, chips or fries, mushrooms and onions or even mac and cheese. We also have you covered for all the accessories and the grills you need to make the best burgers and other recipes.

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