Juicy Lucy

Juicy Lucy

The Juicy Lucy is a classic MN burger recipe stuffed with cheese. These are quick & easy to make but require a few simple tricks to get it right.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3 Lbs Ground Chuck Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 4-8 Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Hamburger Buns


  1. Get your grill/pan/etc hot.

  2. Salt & pepper the ground beef and then divide into 2/3 lb portions. Flatten into patties, cover with plastic wrap, and flatten with the bottom of a pan.

  3. Break cheese into strips and form two piles. Insert cheese piles into the center of the first patty.

  4. Take the 2nd patty and place it on top. Pinch corners of the two patties together, ensuring there are no holes.

  5. Grill your burgers about 4min on the first side.

  6. Flip burgers. Put the buns face down on the grill. Cook until you reach the correct temp (140F for medium), usually about 2 to 4 minutes.

  7. Enjoy carefully, that molten cheese center is hot!