We were first introduced to the Juicy Lucy when visiting The Nook in Minneapolis. We saw The Nook featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on Food Network and knew we had to try it out the next time we were in the city and we are sure glad we did! Sadly, we live 3 1/2 hours away so I had to attempt to make these at home. Turns out they are very simple and really delicious!
So I’m sure many of you are asking “what is a Juicy Lucy?“ It is a burger with American cheese stuffed inside…how could you go wrong? There are two bars in Minneapolis that claim to have created the Juicy Lucy, Matt’s Bar and the 5-8 Club. I don’t care who invented it, I just want to eat it!
First, divide the meat evenly into six equal size patties.
1 lb. ground beef (I recommend 80/20)
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 slices of American cheese (such as Kraft singles)
1. Mix the beef, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Divide evenly into six portions then flatten into circles that are the same size.
2. Fold each piece of cheese into fourths so that you have 3 stacks of cheese. Lay them in the middle of three patties.
3. Top the cheese patties with the remaining 3 patties then seal the edges tightly.
4. Place on preheated grill. Flip the burger then poke the middle several times with a toothpick to release the steam so that the burgers do not ooze the cheese. Cook to desired doneness.