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This cheese-stuffed burger recipe is so simple to make yet tastes amazing. It’s perfect for any occasion, whether you’re having friends over for dinner or just cooking at home with your family.
How to make this tasty recipe
What you”ll need:
See the printable recipe card below for exact measurements.
Divide the burger meat into fourths
Then, cut the cheese into one-inch cubes.
Press one of the cheese squares into the side of the burger and wrap the meat around it and shape it into a patty. Repeat for the rest of the burger patties.
Wrap each burger with bacon and place them into the skillet over medium-low heat.
Cook for 7-10 minutes on each side, or until bacon is crispy.
It will be challenging to check the internal temperature since the burgers are stuffed with cheese. So instead, watch the bacon. Once it is crispy on the top and bottom, that’s a tell-tale sign the beef is done.
Add your favorite toppings and enjoy! But be careful; the cheese will be steamy hot.
What to serve with cheese stuffed burgers?
Cook low and slow to ensure the cheese melts and the meat cooks through
Toast the buns. Nobody wants a soggy bun, and toasting only takes a minute.
Leave it alone. Flipping the patty once will result in a juicier and tastier burger.
No need to add seasonings: If you do want to add your own personal touches, I’d recommend leaving out the salt; the bacon will account for plenty of salt.
Watch the temp: All stoves are different. If it looks like the bacon is crisping up before the burger is cooking through, you’ll want to adjust the temperature accordingly.
Can I use any kind of meat?
Why you will love this stuffed burger recipe
It’s simple to make and is ready in under 30 minutes.
Suitable for even picky eaters. Kids (and picky adults) will love the burst of melting cheese in every bite.
Only 3 ingredients. Rarely will you find a recipe with this much flavor and so few ingredients.
Why is it called a juicy lucy?
It wasn’t until recently I found out that a cheese-stuffed burger was actually called a juicy lucy. Traditionally it is filled with American cheese and served with a little pink inside.
Rumor has it a customer at a Minnesota bar and grill ordered a double patty with cheese in the middle; upon receiving, he proclaimed, “that’s one juicy lucy.” And the juicy lucy burger was born!
Frequently asked questions
What is a juicy lucy burger? A juicy lucy burger is a burger that contains cheese inside the patty, rather than on top of it. This makes for an ultra-juicy and delicious burger every time.
What is the best meat for a cheese-stuffed burger? I prefer locally raised ground beef; however, any ground meat, including ground moose, as I’ve done in the past, works great.
Juicy Lucy burgers
Well, there you have it! I hope you enjoy this cheese-stuffed burger wrapped with bacon. This is one recipe that MUST be added to your weekly meal rotation.
The dinner table with be silent except for the munching and chomping on juicy lucy burger recipe night.
You don’t have to be an expert in cooking to whip up tasty dishes for your family. All you need is a little creativity and a few simple tools.
Here’s how to make a cheese-stuffed burger that will wow everyone at your next meal.
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Cheese Stuffed Burgers (Juicy Lucy Burger)
- 1 pound of ground beef divided into fourths
- 1 block of colby jack cheese
- 4 strips of thick cut bacon
- Cut the cheese into 1" squares.
- Press the cheese into each piece of ground beef and shape it into a patty.
- Wrap each burger with a strip of bacon, then add to a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat.
- Cook for 10 minutes on both sides or until bacon is crispy.
- Add it to a toasted bun with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!