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Juicy Lucy Burger Recipe

The Juicy Lucy Burger is a Minnesota favorite and a grilled creation you can't beat. Its cheesy trademark is hidden in the center of the burger, so sink your teeth in!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 843kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3-4 splashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 4 slices American cheese each cut in quarters and stacked
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese optional
  • Lettuce, tomatoes and ketchup for topping


  • Light a grill over medium heat. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, Worcestershire and garlic salt. Mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture into four equal portions, then divide each portion in half. Form flat patties with hands. Place a stack of cheese onto the center of 4 of the patties. Top with remaining patties and cinch at edges to create rounded patties.
  • Place patties onto a lighted grill. Cook for 5 minutes on each side or until desired level of doneness is reached.
  • Place a burger onto the bottom half of each bun. Top each with a slice of cheese (if desired), toppings of choice and the top half of the bun. Serve to hungry burger lovers!


  • If you like a kick on your burger, add some pepper jack cheese to the middle of the ground beef.
  • Use a slice of American cheese cut into quarters and stacked to put in the centers. American is a great choice because it's the perfect melting cheese.
  • I find that one pound of ground beef isn't quite enough to make four burgers, but 1 1/2 pounds works great.
  • Mix some ground red pepper into the ground beef instead for a spicy burger.
  • Dice up red or white onion and some cilantro, mix it into the ground beef for fresh flavor you won't regret.
  • Thinly slice button mushrooms and saute them in a hot pan with olive oil until they are cooked through and caramelized. Then top them on your burger for an amazing dinner!
  • These can easily be made on the stove top in a cast iron skillet, as well.


Calories: 843kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 200mg | Sodium: 1070mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 457mg | Iron: 6mg
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