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Rib-eye Burgers

cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249
edited January 2014 in EggHead Forum
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As you may recall, my wife brought home these the other day:
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@skiddymarker suggested I make rib-eye burgers and everything about that just sounded right.  After all, I just bought myself a grinder for a stocking stuffer.   :D  
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Seasoned the meat with onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.  1/2 teaspoon each
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Yielded two 8oz patties and five 4oz patties
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I tossed the formed patties into the freezer while I got both my eggs up to temp.  450 on the large with the baking steel and 225 on the small.  Both elevated.  Hickory wood on the small
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The five 4oz patties are being cooked on the flat top while the two 8oz are starting off on the small.
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I removed the big boys from the small when they hit 110 internal
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I made a small mistake and overshot my temp cause I thought it would be a cool shot with the cheese fully melted on the flat top.  Next time (there most definitely be a next time), I will put my cheese on immediately after I flip and pull when it's melted.  This burger was still juicy and was the best tasting burger i've made...so no harm, no foul.
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Sliders for the kids   ;)
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imageThe big boy...with some loaded fries the wifey madeimage
As mentioned...juicy as hell!    B-)
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Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • kbutler84kbutler84 Posts: 107
    =D>

    well done
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,422
    Very nice. Great result with the steaks.
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    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
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  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,452
    What. A. Beautiful story
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

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  • Well played sir!
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
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  • What is the little black box hanging on your egg?

    GO BLUE!

    Springfield, Va

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249
    What is the little black box hanging on your egg?
    That's a dome light...it's by Weber.

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  • Great cook!
    NW Iowa
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,453
    Daymn.  Love the pic with the spots on both Eggs.  My cook zone is functional, but totally lacks cool.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,596
    Not bad...I guess
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,944
    Do those lights require any modification to work on the Egg or is that just attached standard issue?
    Nice looking cook by the way. 
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249
    I had to flex the metal to get them to attach. Other than that...pretty straight forward.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,148
    Great looking burgers Cazzy, excellent cook. Told you rib makes a juicy full of flavour burger. 
    Here on the west coast of Canuckistan, our rib roasts come "with the cap removed" I asked the butcher where does the cap go? He advised customers don't like all that fat, so they remove and make ground beef. The mix is about 80/20 so it is perfect, we have become spoiled!
    Last summer picked up some select rib eyes for <$3 a pound, no idea how they would be as steaks but they were excellent as burgers. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249

    Daymn.  Love the pic with the spots on both Eggs.  My cook zone is functional, but totally lacks cool.

    Yeah. Mine is pretty cool when it's organized...I did a lil reorganizing before my cook today. The lights help...makes it much easier when checking color at night.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249

    Great looking burgers Cazzy, excellent cook. Told you rib makes a juicy full of flavour burger. 

    Here on the west coast of Canuckistan, our rib roasts come "with the cap removed" I asked the butcher where does the cap go? He advised customers don't like all that fat, so they remove and make ground beef. The mix is about 80/20 so it is perfect, we have become spoiled!
    Last summer picked up some select rib eyes for <$3 a pound, no idea how they would be as steaks but they were excellent as burgers. 
    Thanks again skiddy! Perfect suggestion and I'll be on the look out for a rib roast.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    I can't say I'd think of grinding ribeye but considering the story behind yours it looks like a fine use and some tasty looking burgers!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • drummerbendrummerben Posts: 30
    edited January 2014
    Really nice photos. Is that a fried egg dripping down on the first photo? Looks delicious!

    LBGE Atlanta, GA  Ramblin' Wreck

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249

    Really nice photos. Is that a fried egg dripping down on the first photo? Looks delicious!

    Thanks! Sure is! :D
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,417
    Sweet bokeh! Especially the handheld bite shot.
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  • I just licked the screen.  The first picture says it all.
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249

    I just licked the screen.  The first picture says it all.

    Lol thanks! I decided for no suspense and just went straight to the money shot! :)
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,064
    Home run!!! Beautiful burgers. 

    What lens did you shoot that first burger pic with? The last pic with the eggs lit up in the dark may end up as my monitor's wallpaper :)

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,417
    caliking said:

    Home run!!! Beautiful burgers. 


    What lens did you shoot that first burger pic with? The last pic with the eggs lit up in the dark may end up as my monitor's wallpaper :)
    I hope is was a prime lens and not the 14-24mm. If the latter, imma be real jelly and might have to break down on that plus an adapter for my Canon, instead of the 16-35mm.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249
    caliking said:

    Home run!!! Beautiful burgers. 


    What lens did you shoot that first burger pic with? The last pic with the eggs lit up in the dark may end up as my monitor's wallpaper :)
    Thanks cali

    All pics were taken with a Nikon 50mm 1.8g

    Lol...have at it. Haha
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,417
    Whew! I've got that one covered.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249

    caliking said:

    Home run!!! Beautiful burgers. 


    What lens did you shoot that first burger pic with? The last pic with the eggs lit up in the dark may end up as my monitor's wallpaper :)
    I hope is was a prime lens and not the 14-24mm. If the latter, imma be real jelly and might have to break down on that plus an adapter for my Canon, instead of the 16-35mm.
    Lol...no it wasn't my 14-24. I love my 14-24 but it's definitely a special purpose lens.

    I think I'm going to buy a 60 or 105 micro lens this week. Decisions, decisions...

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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249

    Whew! I've got that one covered.

    Yep...that is definitely my go to lens and one of the best bang for your buck lenses out there. I wasn't feeling the cost to benefit of the 1.4 so opted for the 1.8.
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  • Dude, those look like money burgers. I love the baking sgeel as a flat top on the egg. May have to just make burgers for tge game this next weekend.

    I reaaaaally want to try and do loaded hash browns on the steel.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,417
    What are you shooting with it? Better lighting position with the longer lens. Won't scare the subject as easily, good portrait focal length.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,249

    What are you shooting with it? Better lighting position with the longer lens. Won't scare the subject as easily, good portrait focal length.

    I'm 99% certain I'm going with the 105mm. I do like the shorter focal length with the 60mm...especially if I take food photos at a fancy restaurant. The problem with the 60mm though is that you can definitely get in your light when you're trying to get really close shots.

    Either lens will be primarily for food photography.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,417
    Food photography?! What a Loser! You must frequently one of those dumb forums my wife complains about. ;)
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