Jucy Lucy Cheeseburger

Jucy Lucy Cheeseburger created by lazyme

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..

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  • 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.
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"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.."

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  1. Greeny4444
    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. lazyme
    Jucy Lucy Cheeseburger Created by lazyme
  3. lazyme
    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.
  4. danbender_88
    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.
  5. lauralie41
    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.
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