Juicy Lucy Burgers

Dale Cruse (CC-BY)
  • 2 pounds fresh ground beef (80% or 85% lean)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces cheese per burger (suggestions: Sharp Cheddar, American, smoked Swiss, blue cheese)
  • Buns of choice, sliced and buttered
  • Vegetable oil (for grilling)
  • Toppings of your choice, such as ketchup, mustard, pickles, tomato slices, jalapeno peppers, lettuce, mayo, etc.


  1. In a large bowl combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper and mix the seasoning is evenly distributed.
  2. Divide ground beef into 16 equal pieces. Place between parchment paper or plastic wrap and flatten into patties that are about ¼ inch thick.
  3. Cut or break cheese into smaller pieces, then add about 4 ounces (1-2 slices) cheese on top of 8 of the burger patties.
  4. Top each burger with a second patty and pinch edges together to seal completely.
  5. Rub vegetable oil on grill and heat grill to high.
  6. Sear burgers over direct heat, 1-2 minutes per side. After flipping burgers, poke a small hole in top of each one to allow steam to escape.
  7. Continue cooking over indirect heat until cooked through, about 8-10 minutes, to an internal temperature of at least 160 F. Remove from grill and allow burgers to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, toast buttered buns on grill.
  9. Place burgers on toasted buns, add your favorite toppings and serve.

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Makes 8 burgers

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