When we are sitting around in the evening, after Thing 1 and 2 have gone to bed, we often find ourselves watching television shows about food. While daytime food TV is usually about cooking, nighttime seems to be more about competition. Who can cook the best food under time pressure? Can that guy really eat 7 lbs of beef in under 2o minutes?
One evening, while watching Man vs. Food, we saw a yummy looking burger called the Juicy Lucy. Instead of topping a hamburger with cheese, the Juicy Lucy has a slice of cheese sandwiched between two thin burger patties. We were intrigued. Cheeseburgers are generally awesome, but put the cheese inside the burger so when you bite into it, you get a mouthful of molten cheese, sign me up.
There isn’t much of a recipe here, more of a technique. Basically, you take really thin hamburger patties and crimp them together around some cheese. Cook them however you like and bam, you have a delicious cheesy burger.
Juicy Lucy Burgers
1 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
4 oz colby jack cheese, thinly sliced
In a medium bowl, thoroughly mix together the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt, and pepper. Divide the beef into eight equal portions. Using your hands, form each portion into a very thin pattie. Top four of the patties with about one ounce of the thinly sliced cheese. Place the cheese in the center of the pattie, leaving an edge all around. Top with the remaining four patties. Using your fingers, tightly crimp the stacked hamburger patties together, sealing the cheese inside.
Cook ’em the way that you like ’em…. grill, broil, pan fry, your choice.
Top them with whatever suits your fancy or enjoy them as is. As far as we are concerned, anything goes when it comes to burgers. Makes 4, 1/4 lb burgers.