Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Recipes :: Juicy Lucy

Looking to spice up your burgers for your next summer BBQ? Try a Juicy Lucy! These hamburgers have been a family favorite for the past 15 years. Perhaps you've even seen some TV footage on various cooking shows about the famous Minnesota Juicy Lucy's {don't forget, I hail from this town!}. Our legendary Juicy Lucy joints {for those going to MN} would be Matt's Bar and the 5-8 Club.

For those that aren't familiar, the Juicy Lucy is basically a cheeseburger with the cheese on the inside. It melts down, oozes out and keeps the patty moist! My family's favorite version has a few pickled jalepeno slices and cream cheese in the middle - creating the perfect spicy burger!

Full recipe and a few how-to photos after the jump!

The Caramel Girl's Juicy Lucy

1 pound ground beef
4 ounces cream cheese
Approx 20 pickled jalapenos slices

Makes 4 quarter pound burgers

Form eight small "half patties." Divide the cream cheese into four equal portions. In the center of one patty, make a small indentation into the meat. Put cheese and a few jalapenos into the center of the patty.

Take another half patty and cover the cheese and pepper mix. Gently pinch the ends of the patty all the way around and smooth them over making sure the cheese & peppers are sealed tight inside to form your patty.

Repeat with the rest of the patties.

Light up your grill and grill to perfection.

Divide your cream cheese into {4} and burgers into {8} pieces
Stack one chunk {about 1oz} of cream cheese & some jalapeno peppers in the middle of a half patty
Add the other half patty on top
Start the pinching process! Pinch and them smooth over making sure the peppers and cheese are snug inside!
Salt and pepper your patties!
Top on a roll w/tomato & lettuce!
Yours in cheesy gooiness,

Chief Caramel Girl

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