Grilled Steakburger

by Kevin H. on January 9, 2014 · 2 comments

Grilled Steakburger

Every great once in a while I have a stroke of genius.  The first time was in the year 2000, when I asked Patti to marry me.


The second time might be the day I decided to grind up a previously frozen ribeye steak and turn it into a steakburger.


Here’s what I would suggest to you:  Get one of those frozen steak packages from an Omaha Steak type place.  Great quality?  No.  Affordable and get the job done?  Yes, because you’re not going to use them for traditional grilled steaks.  You’re going to thaw them a few at a time and grind them into Steakburgers.

Grilled Steakburger

Don’t question me.  Just do it.  I’m telling you it’s so worth it.  I couldn’t believe how tasty this steakburger was.  Absolutely entirely different than your average ground beef burger.  It takes approximately 25 seconds to grind a ribeye steak into a burger.  Fast, easy and oh so tasty.

No other special ingredients:  Salt, Pepper, Garlic & Onion.

I prepared mine on a cast iron skillet because I wanted the thin crispiness of a Smashburger, but you wouldn’t have to do that.  I would recommend trying it that way, however.  Yum.  Plus it’s fast.  For those of us in the throngs of winter, this method requires a shorter amount of time outside than a traditional burger.

Please try this!  Please?  Thank you.  And let me know how your first steakburger experience goes.


Grilled Steakburger


Grilled Steakburger

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Grilled Steakburger


  • 1 ribeye steak (I used a thinly sliced frozen ribeye)
  • Salt, Pepper, Garlic, Onion


  1. In preparation, use a meat grinder and grind up a ribeye steak.
  2. Set up grill for direct cooking.
  3. In a bowl, sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic & onion powder.
  4. Mix together.
  5. Make into a small ball, ready for smashing.
  6. Place cast iron griddle or skillet on grill and get your grill is up to searing temperature - at least 400.
  7. Smash steakburger, and sear for 2-3 minutes. Flip and sear for 2-3 minutes and your done!


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Ernie Basham June 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm

I have some of those stakes, but I believe their from Kansas City Steak Co. on line. I will try it because I just got a new meat grinder and am dyeing to try it out.


Chris January 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

I do this with beef tenderloin. Buy them untrimmed, have the butcher trim it and make the trimmings into ground beef. Usually good for around 2 pounds of tasty burgers.


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