The Juicy Lucy on America’s Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen took a look at how to recreate the Jucy Lucy at home back in 2007:

Cook's Country Juicy Lucy

Minneapolis taverns are famous for serving a sandwich called the Jucy Lucy, a moist beef burger stuffed with American cheese. Replicating the Jucy Lucy recipe seemed easy enough—simply seal a slice of American cheese between two beef patties and throw it on the grill. But our burgers, cooked to well-done to melt the cheese inside, were dry and tough. Or worse, the cheese melted through the meat, leaving an empty cavern where the cheese had been. We wanted to figure out how to keep the Lucy juicy and hold the cheese inside.

Here’s a link to their winning recipe and a video demonstrating their work.

Inside-Out Cheeseburgers?

Nathan sent in a recipe from that explains how to make something called an Inside-Out Cheeseburger.

Delish is a MSN property, so there has been speculation that Microsoft is attempting to steal and rebrand the Jucy Lucy into something one could put in a box with stickers and sell to CTOs through VARs with a service contract. But we here at Jucy Lucy Restaurants can spot a fake when we see it.

Down with the Inside Out Cheeseburger. Love live the Lucy!

A Jucy Lucy Recipe from’s Daily Dish email today featured the Jucy Lucy.

Ingredient-wise, here is what they start with for four Lucys:

* 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
* 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1 teaspoon black pepper
* 4 slices American cheese (such as Kraft®)
* 4 hamburger buns, split

Surprisingly, they claim you can make them in 25 minutes, including prep time. That seems fast to me, and doesn’t leave much time for savoring a Grain Belt Premium or three along the way.