Juicy Lucy Burgers

Juicy Lucy Burgers

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Cooking Mama 16

"A favorite of Minnesotans! The famous Juicy Lucy! Mmmm. So good. You MUST use American cheese on this to achieve the juiciness in the middle! I like sauteed mushrooms and onions on mine!"

Ingredients 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 593 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 593 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 37.5 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 38.1 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 131 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 1143 mg
  • 46%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Form 8, thin patties from the beef. Each patty should be slightly larger than a slice of cheese.
  2. Cut each slice of American cheese into 4 equal pieces; stack the pieces. Sandwich one stack of cheese between 2 ground beef patties. Tightly pinch edges together tightly seal the cheese within the meat. Repeat with the remaining cheese and patties.
  3. Preheat a cast-iron or other heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Cook burgers until well browned, about 4 minutes. It is common for burgers to puff up due to steam from the melting cheese. Turn burgers and prick the top of each to allow steam to escape; cook until browned on the outside and no longer pink on the inside; about 4 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • For the juiciest burgers, be sure your ground beef is at least 20% fat.
  • Did you make a tight seal? I hope so, because it needs to be TIGHT to avoid a cheesy eruption as the cheese melts, creates steam, and tries to find its way out.
  • You can also fire up a medium-hot bed of coals and cook these on your backyard grill.
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duckman
3/19/2010

Minnesota's contribution to the culinary world! Don't forget to let this gem sit for a few minutes before taking your first bite, or you will have molten lava dribbling down your chin.

Lucy
4/9/2010

Just about the best burger ever. Saw the recipe on a food showdown recently. Introduced it to my husband today for lunch and he was impressed. Fresh ground beef is a must. We like 2 pieces of cheese per burger. A little messier but oooh sooo worth it. Keep the napkins handy.

bean
3/25/2010

I have made these before. They are good with Blue Cheese. Try making with your favorite cheese and you will like it.