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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.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
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


  • Get your grill/pan/etc hot.
  • 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.
  • Break cheese into strips and form two piles. Insert cheese piles into the center of the first patty.
  • Take the 2nd patty and place it on top. Pinch corners of the two patties together, ensuring there are no holes.
  • Grill your burgers about 4min on the first side.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy carefully, that molten cheese center is hot!