We were challenged by our good friend Allison at Sweet Then Savory to create a burger recipe in honor of National Burger Month – YAY FOR MAY! We love burgers and dining outside during these warmer nights and jumped on board for this challenge immediately. We decided for a more classic route on this burger but amped up our cheese game by making our burger a Juicy Lucy. For those unfamiliar, a Juicy Lucy is a popular burger that was invented in Minnesota where the cheese is stuffed inside the burger. If you haven’t tried any of our recipes yet, this one is not to be missed. It is indulgent, juicy and the ultimate way to kick off summer.
Juicy Lucy Burgers
Makes: 4, 1/2 pound burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 60 minutes
Ingredients For the Burgers :
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 8 oz block of cheddar cheese
Additional Burger Toppings:
- 4 hamburger buns
- Red onion, sliced
- Romaine lettuce
- Tomatoes on the vine, sliced
- Ketchup, mustard, and any other condiments of your choice
- Preheat your grill to high heat (about 500 degrees).
- Combine the ground beef, salt and pepper into a large mixing bowl. Using your hands (or a spoon if you are grossed out), blend the meat and seasonings together so the salt and pepper are mixed evenly through the mixture. Separate the meat into 4 evenly sized patties.
- Cut the cheese block in half and then quarter one half of the block so that you have 4 cubes of cheese. Form each burger patty with one cube of cheese in the center of the patty.
- Once the grill is hot, add the burgers. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare. After you flip the burger to cook on the other side, top with an additional slice of cheese during the last minute so it gets nice and melty.
- Add red onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, ketchup and anything else your burger craving needs. Put in all in a bun and enjoy.