This Juicy Lucy recipe is one you won't want to miss. A cheese-stuffed cheeseburger, lettuce, tomato, pickles, on a brioche bun. Yes, a cheese-stuffed cheeseburger, you heard right.
The Alchemy Juicy Lucy Cheeseburger
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If you're thinking. what the heck is a Juicy Lucy, prepare to drool over this insane twist on the cheeseburger. The Juicy Lucy Burger came out of Minnesota and is essentially two burger patties formed around a huge chunk of cheese, grilled and served with fresh tomato and Boston leaf lettuce. The cheese int he centre melts while the burger cookes and you get a melty, gooey, cheesy mouthful when you bite into the burger. Traditionally the Juicy Lucy just has cheese in the centre, but this version has cheese on top too, to make a Juicy Lucy Cheeseburger. We think there is no such thing as too much cheese, but feel free to make this recipe without the cheese on top.
Chef Matt Basile
8 to 10oz of ground beef
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
½ tomato, sliced
4-5 pickle slices, either kosher or bread & butter
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp mustard
2-3 leaves Boston lettuce
Brioche sesame bun
To make your cheese-stuffed burger, flatten your ground beef into a circle about a half an inch thick. Place about half of the shredded cheddar cheese in the center of your beef and then carefully pull up the sides around the cheese and fold them over into the center to cover the cheese and form the meat into a thick patty. The cheese should be completely wrapped in meat, but it’s okay if some cheese pokes out in areas.
Salt and pepper both sides of the burger. Place on the grill to cook and let it cook about 6-8 minutes, until the bottom is nicely seared and browned and it has cooked part of the way through. Flip, and let it continue to cook another 5-6 minutes.
Place the remaining shredded cheddar cheese on top of your burger. While the cheese is starting to melt, place your bun on the grill to toast and then slice half a tomato into rounds. Let the cheese melt a bit on top of the burger and make sure it is cooked through.
To build your burger, add ketchup and mustard to the top bun. Place 2-3 leaves Boston lettuce and 3-4 slices of tomato on the bottom bun. Transfer your juicy Lucy burger to the bottom bun. Place your pickle slices on top of the burger and close the top.
Now it’s up to you if you want to bite into that cheesy goodness, or cut it in half to see that cheesy center ooze out.