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McRib Burger
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 15 mins

The McRib Burger is here and we're giving those two golden arches a run for their money!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: McRib Burger
Servings: 3 People
Calories: 1492 kcal
Author: Jeremy Whitelaw
  • 1 Rack of Spare Ribs
  • Mesquite Peppercorn Lager Rub
  • BBQ Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Cup Apple Juice
  • 1.5 lbs Ground Chuck
  • 6 Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Sesame Seed Burger Buns
  • Mayo
  • Chopped onion
  • Pickles
  • Butter Lettuce
Rib Cook
  1. Heat smoker to 225 degrees. Season Ribs with OTFC Mesquite Peppercorn Lager Rub. (Remove membrane from back of ribs if necessary)
  2. Smoke ribs for 3 hours at 225 degrees. Add a layer of your favorite bbq sauce at the end of the 3 hours.
  3. Lay out 2 layers of heavy-duty tin foil. Layer down the 3 tbsp of butter, half of the brown sugar, and half of the honey. Place ribs, meat side down, on the layered foil. Cover the back of the ribs with the remaining brown sugar and honey. Add in the 1 cup of apple juice while wrapping the ribs in the foil. Wrap tightly while keeping the meat side down.
  4. Return the ribs to the smoker for one hour wrapped.
  5. Unwrap ribs and return them to the smoker. Coat with another layer of bbq sauce and cook for 30min-1hr. Until the ribs are bone pulling tender.
  6. Once done, remove ribs from smoker to a cutting board and gently pull the rib bones and cartilage from the ribs.
Burger Cook
  1. While ribs are finishing up on the smoker, heat the grill to medium high heat with flat top or cast-iron insert. Spread mayo on the burger buns and toast to desired level of doneness.
  2. Form the 1.5 lbs of ground chuck into 6 evenly sized quarter pound balls. Place on grill, season with OTFC Mesquite Peppercorn Lager Rub, and smash.
  3. Cook burgers for 3-4 min, flip once. Add a slice of cheddar cheese to every patty and cook an additional 3-4 min. Double stack burgers and remove from heat.
  4. Lay out burger buns in a row, add on butter lettuce, rack of deboned ribs, double stack of burgers, onion and pickles. Slice the rack of ribs between burgers. Serve!

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Nutrition Facts
McRib Burger
Amount Per Serving (3 Burgers)
Calories 1492 Calories from Fat 972
% Daily Value*
Fat 108g166%
Saturated Fat 48g300%
Trans Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 44g
Cholesterol 325mg108%
Sodium 752mg33%
Potassium 1091mg31%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 73g146%
Vitamin A 717IU14%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 377mg38%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not dietitians or nutritionist. Nutritional information on overthefirecooking.com comes from online calculators. While we attempt to make this information accurate, it should only been viewed as an estimate.