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Juicy Lucy

Meet the Juicy Lucy, the ultimate cheeseburger with the cheese inside the patty.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burgers
Servings: 1 burger
Calories: 582kcal


  • 1/4 lb ground beef chuck preferred
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese cheddar preferred
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 burger bun see notes
  • 1 leaf green leaf lettuce torn
  • 1 slice tomato
  • pickles if desired
  • condiments if desired


  • Divide the beef into roughly 1/3 and 2/3 portions. Shape the 2/3 portion into a burger shape with an indent in the middle. Try to make the burger slightly bigger than your bun as it will shrink while cooking. Put the cheese in the center of the larger patty.
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  • Top with the remaining beef and shape compactly into a burger patty. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
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  • Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high. Butter and toast your buns, then set aside.
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  • Add the burger, and fry for 3-4 minutes on each side, until charred and a crust starts to form.
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  • Spread ketchup, mayo, and mustard, to taste, on the bottom bun. Top with the burger, lettuce, tomato, and the top bun. Enjoy immediately!
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Burger buns are one of the most important and overlooked component of any burger. We prefer Martin's potato rolls, every time.


Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 36.3g | Protein: 51.8g | Fat: 26.2g | Saturated Fat: 9.5g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 662mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 10.7g