Jucy Lucy Cheeseburger

"I saw this on the Travel channel an had to give it a try. It looked like heaven. A Jucy Lucy is basiclly two beef pattys put together with the sides pinched and American cheese in the middle. I was literally overcome with greed on this . I am sure you will understand once you try this. Yum Yum. Enjoy! p.s. I didnt spell the name it wrong, this is the way it is spelled at Matt's Bar in Minneapolis.."
photo by lazyme photo by lazyme
photo by lazyme
photo by Bay Laurel photo by Bay Laurel
photo by Bay Laurel photo by Bay Laurel
Ready In:
8 patties




  • Preheat grill to 400°F.
  • 1. Place beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Portion into eight even units. Shape each portion into a thin round patty that's slightly larger than the cheese slice.
  • 2. Fold cheese slices in half twice so you have a little stack of quartered cheese slices. Place a folded cheese stack on 4 the patties, covering cheese with remaining 4 patties.
  • 3. Tightly crimp the edges of the patties together to form a tight seal.
  • 4. Did you make a tight seal? I hope so, because it needs to be TIGHT to avoid a blowout as the cheese melts, creates steam, and tries to find its way out of its meaty prison.
  • 5. Preheat a cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottomed pan to medium heat (or fire up a medium-hot bed of coals on your backyard grill), and cook burgers over heat 3 to 4 minutes on first side. Burger may puff up due to steam from melting cheese. This is normal. Do not be alarmed.
  • 6. Flip, and using toothpick, prick top of burger to allow for steam escape. Allow burger to cook 3 to 4 minutes on this side.
  • 7. Remove patties from pan or grill. Bun those suckers, slap some condiments on, and dig inches.

Questions & Replies

Got a question? Share it with the community!


  1. We love the Travel Channel, and we often watch man v. food, and I've been wanting to try making these since I saw this episode. I have a version from America's Test Kitchen, but it seemed too fussy. These were just simple, and good. I only gave 4 stars, because we felt the 1/2 lb. burgers were HUMONGOUS! I halved the recipe for just my husband and me, and I grilled them on a grill pan on medium-high heat. I grilled them about 5 minutes on each side, to make sure the meat in the middle was cooked through, because the patties were SO large. I'm glad I finally tried to make these, but I guess I don't mind if the cheese is in or out!
  2. Yum! I've never been to Matt's but this is really good. I obviously didn't seal mine well enough because some of the cheese came oozing out but it was still good. Thanks for sharing. Made for Cookbook Tag.
  3. I've had the Matt's Bar Jucy Lucy and wanted to make some at home. Thanks you for making that dream come true. Awesome burgers. I put pepperjack cheese in mine.
  4. DH put these burgers on the grill and they were great. I did make sure to get a tight seal on them so the cheese wouldnt escape while cooking. I normally have all these ingredients on hand so we can enjoy the burgers anytime. Topped with mayo, tomato, and thinly sliced red onion, delicious! Made and reviewed for Pick A Chef Fall 2009.
  5. I saved your recipe but have not tried it yet...was planning on making it this week. I am watching man v. food right at this moment and Adam is at Matt's and 5-8 Club...looks delish and can't wait to try!!


<p>I've noticed plenty of members are animal lovers. That helps me feel right at home. I have 3 cats that I could tell stories about all day.. <br />My daughter is 9 and never know what to expect when it comes to meal time unless she put in a special request. <br />I love cooking new things all the time since I get bored fairly quickly. Of course there are those recipes that I can't get out of my head and I make them over and over. <br />Following directions is very difficult for me so I use recipes as guidelines and that is it. If something really works for me, I post it. <br />A lot of my favorite recipes are copy cat. I would much rather make something I love from a restaurant than actually go. <br />I make Alice Springs Chicken monthly and Cottage Cheese pancakes at least 4 times a month. Those two recipes will never get old in this house. <br />If I'm taking pictures of my freshly made food, my DD knows she's gonna be trying something new. She doesn't always appreciate it but she is not starving. <br />Enjoy!! <br /><img src=http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/Permanent%20Collection/PACSpring09Participation.jpg alt= /> <br /><img src=http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg271/MrsTeny/Permanent%20Collection/PACSpring09Iwasadopted.jpg alt= /> <br /><img src=http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/ZaarNicksMom/Animation6.gif alt= /> <br /> <br /><img src=http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j166/ZaarNicksMom/PACsticker-Adopted.jpg alt= /> <br /><img src=http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b2/kiwidutch/my3chefs2009final-1.jpg alt= /> <br /><img src=http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b399/susied214/permanent%20collection/Holiday-plaid_HPI.gif border=0 alt=Photobucket /> <br /><img src=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v726/annacia/Permanent%20Banners/snow-queens-sm.jpg border=0 alt=Photobucket /></p>
View Full Profile

Find More Recipes