Inspiration: A Wedge Steakhouse Salad mashed up with a Prime Rib Burger.
- 1 lb. Four Sixes Prime Rib Ground Beef
- 10 grape tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons balsamic dressing
- ½ small head of iceberg lettuce
- 3 slices thick-cut hickory bacon
- 1 oz. blue cheese dressing (about 2 tablespoons)
- 1 oz. blue cheese crumbles
- 2 potato rolls
- Salt and pepper
- Cut the grape tomatoes into quarters. Mix the quartered tomatoes with the balsamic dressing. Set aside. This can be done 30 minutes prior to making the burgers.
- In a small bowl, mix the blue cheese crumbles with the blue cheese dressing. Set aside.
- Wash the iceberg lettuce and then slice it into ½” thick “Wagon Wheels” to fit on the bun, (this will yield 4 portions, only 2 are needed).
- Divide the ground beef into two equal portions. Shape each half into a ball, then ‘smash’ it on a flat surface to form a burger shape.
- Generously season both sides of each burger with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
- Once the oven is hot, place the bacon on a baking tray and cook for 22 minutes or until desired doneness. Cool for 3-4 minutes then break into ½” pieces. Set aside.
- Pre-heat an outdoor grill with hot and medium heated sides for searing and cooking respectively.
- Place the burger on the hot side of the grill and sear for 2 minutes.
- Without flipping the burger, move it to the medium-heated side of the grill and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Flip the burger and repeat the sear and finishing steps. A meat thermometer can be inserted into the center of the burger to check doneness.
- Let burger rest 2-3 minutes off the heat before serving.
- While the burger is resting, lightly toast the potato rolls and butter the top of each roll.
- Top the bottom of each toasted bun with an iceberg wagon wheel.
- Next, drizzle each iceberg wagon wheel with a small amount of the prepared blue cheese dressing (about ½ tablespoon).
- Top the dressing with a burger, half of the diced marinated tomatoes, half of the crumbled bacon and more blue cheese dressing (about 1 ½ tablespoons).
- Top it all with the buttered top of the bun.
- Optional serving suggestion: Matchstick Sweet Potato Fries. Frozen thin-cut sweet potato fries taste great with this burger and can be heated in the oven at 375ºF with the bacon.