A Juicy Lucy/Jucy Lucy is a cheeseburger that has the cheese stuffed inside the meat patty. When cooked the cheese turns into molten cheese lava and bursts out scalding your face/mouth if you don't let it cool before you bite in. When you do let it cool and the cheese soaks deep into the beef, it's a wonderful combination that makes you wonder why you ever put cheese on top of a patty.
Instead of ground chuck I used beef short ribs; separated the meat from bone and hand ground the meat using my medieval looking grinder, a present from the boyfriend (some girls get jewelry, some get meat grinders). If you don't have your own meat grinder you can ask your butcher (very nicely) if they can grind the short ribs for you or you can use regular ground hamburger to construct your Juicy Lucy's.
Juicy Lucy / Jucy Lucy / Stuffed Cheeseburger
Yield: 4 lbs of beef short ribs = 6 medium sized burgers
- Acquire meat. Whether you grind it yourself or buy pre-ground meat, make sure it's top quality! If you use beef short ribs, I was able to make 6 medium sized burgers from 4lbs of short ribs (bone included in weight).
- Separate meat from bones.
- Cube meat, grind using medieval meat grinder.
- Season with favourite burger seasonings - I used salt, pepper, garlic salt and Worcester sauce. Form thin patties and layer generous heaping of cheese in the middle of patty.
- Place another thin patty on top and seal both patties together to create a flying saucer.
- BBQ. Your choice to warn friends of the molten cheese that awaits them inside the burger.