Juicy Lucy (a.k.a Jucy Lucy)
The Juicy Lucy (or also the Jucy Lucy depending on where you are in Minnesota) is one of the best burgers I have ever tasted in my 24 years of existence. If you want a great recipe to celebrate America’s Birthday with, then this is the one that you must try. And now, I present to you, the Juicy Lucy.
Prep Time: 20 – 25 minutes
Cook Time: 8 – 10 minutes
Total Time: 28 – 35 minutes
- Four (4) slices of American Cheese
- 1 ½ pounds ground chuck, not frozen
- 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- hamburger buns
- other condiments that you would like to add such as pickles, onions, ketchup, mustard, bacon, etc.
- Slice each piece of cheese into fours and stack them up four squares high; put them to the side.
- In a large bowl, put the meat, salt, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and pepper together. Mix with your hands until the seasonings are combined
- Divvy your freshly mixed 1 1/2 pounds of ground chuck into eight (8) equal portions
- Take two (2) of those individual portions and press them into ¼ of an inch thick patties
- Take one of cheese stacks and place it in the middle of one of the patties you just made
- Place the second patty you made on top, essentially making a patty sandwich with cheese in the middle
- Form both patties together, making a massive burger with cheese in the center
- Recreate steps 1-7 in order to make the remaining burgers
- Heat your grill or get the charcoal going to about medium high (375°F to 425°F)
- Once the grill is hot, put the patties on and cook until grill marks appear on the bottom, or for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Use a spatula to flip and repeat this for each burger
- Let cool. This step is important because you’re about to put MOLTEN CHEESE in your mouth, which will burn you. Believe me, I’ve done it before and it’s not pleasant – the burn that is. The burger is amazing.
- Put each burger on a bun and decorate it with your favorite toppings.
- Enjoy burger and remember that the Midwest is the best!
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