Cheesy 'Juicy Lucy' Burger recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Cheesy 'Juicy Lucy' Burger

Serves 4
Cuisine: American
Category: Burgers, On the Grill
Cheesy Juicy Lucy Burger is a cheeseburger with the cheese inside instead of on top. Surprise your guests at your next cookout with this incredibly cheesy, juicy burger.
Prep Time
20 mins
Other Time
30 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
  • 1 1/2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef (80/20 blend ideal)
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped (or substitute 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Canola cooking spray
  • 4 buns
  • Grill pan or cast iron pan (optional)
  1. Cut each cheese slice evenly into 4 squares; arrange in 4 stacks with 6 slices each.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef, garlic, Worcestershire, salt and pepper; mix by hand.
  3. Form beef mixture into 8 thin patties on a large sheet pan. With your thumb, press an indented well in the center of 4 patties and put the portioned cheese in the wells. Encase the cheese with the remaining 4 patties, hand forming your burger to a uniform shape with sealed edges. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before grilling.
  4. Spray burgers with a light coat of cooking spray. Grill or pan sear over high heat 3 minutes per side. Transfer to cool side of grill or 375°F oven to finish cooking to an internal doneness of 160°F (5 to 8 minutes). Remove from grill and rest at least 3 minutes for cheese to set.
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