Juicy Lucy Burger is the perfect burger to make for your next cookout. This cheese stuffed burger is the ultimate burger recipe and is easy to make!

Juicy Lucy burger on a plate with french fries and pickle slices
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As a busy mom of 8, we love to have friends and family over for a cookout. We usually cook Blackstone smash burgers and Grilled Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs. But this Juicy Lucy Burger is now on the menu because of the flavor and it is loaded with cheese.

We love the way it taste and every bite is filled with melted cheese.

What is a Juicy Lucy Burger?

Juicy Lucy is a burger that has been stuffed with cheese. It is cooked on the grill or in a cast iron skillet on the stovetop. It is one of my favorite ways to enjoy a classic with my favorite toppings.

Ingredients

Juicy Lucy Burger ingredients - beef, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cheese, avocado oil, buns

Scroll to the bottom for the full recipe and ingredients in the recipe card.

Variations Ideas

  • Toppings – This burger is even better with your favorite toppings. We recommend adding lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise and caramelized onions.
  • Cheese – We used American cheese in this recipe but feel free to use the cheese of your choice. Cheddar cheese is another delicious variation.
  • Meat – If you prefer you can use ground turkey or a combination of ground turkey and ground beef.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
Combining the ground beef with the seasoning

Step 2 – In a large bowl, combine ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, kosher salt, and black pepper. Mix the ingredients thoroughly without overworking the meat.

ground beef patties on a cutting board

Step 3 – Divide the seasoned ground beef into 8 equal portions and flatten each portion into thin patties.

Top the ground beef patties with cheese slices

Step 4 – Take 4 of the patties and place 2 quarters of cheese in the center of each patty.

Ground beef balls on a cutting board

Step 5 – Place the remaining 4 patties on top of the cheese-topped patties, and pinch the edges together to
seal, ensuring the cheese is completely enclosed within the meat.

Placing ground beef balls on the grill

Step 6 – Brush the grill grates with avocado oil to prevent sticking, then place the burgers on the grill.

Grilled burger patties on a baking sheet

Step 7 – Grill the burgers for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of
doneness and the cheese is melted inside.

  • Step 8 – Toast the hamburger buns on the grill for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Step 9 – Assemble the burgers on the buns, adding your favorite toppings.

Recipe Tips

  • Prepare Burgers – Make sure you seal those patties tight around the edges. It’s all about keeping that cheese locked in and contained as it melts.
  • Ground Beef – I recommend using 80/20 blend of beef.
  • Prepare Grill – For best results, oil the grill grates with avocado oil or vegetable oil. This will help the patties from sticking to the grill.

Serving Suggestions

Nothing completes a homemade burger without the best grilled sides. It makes cleanup a breeze when everything cooks on the grill. These are some of our favorites.

Juicy Lucy cut in half with the melty cheese inside of the burger

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftover Burgers

Store leftover burgers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The burgers will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days. Store the burger and toppings separately for best results.

Should I Grill or Pan Fry these Burgers?

Either way the burger turned out delicious and full of flavor. If you are cooking the burgers on stovetop, we recommend using a cast iron skillet.

How do you know when burger is fully cooked?

Cooking time will vary when making these burger. We usually grill the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side. This results in a fully cooked cheeseburger and the cheese is perfectly melted.

Juicy Lucy burger cut in half on a plate with pickle slices

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Juicy Lucy Burger

5 from 2 votes
Juicy Lucy Burger is the perfect burger to make for your next cookout. This cheese stuffed burger is the ultimate burger recipe and is easy to make!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 888

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 slices American cheese or cheese of your choice, cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Optional toppings: lettuce tomato, onion, pickles, ketchup, mustard

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly without overworking the meat.
  • Divide the seasoned ground beef into 8 equal portions and flatten each portion into thin patties.
  • Take 4 of the patties and place 2 quarters of cheese in the center of each patty.
  • Place the remaining 4 patties on top of the cheese-topped patties, and pinch the edges together to
  • seal, ensuring the cheese is completely enclosed within the meat.
  • Gently shape the patties into burgers, ensuring the cheese is securely sealed inside.
  • Brush the grill grates with avocado oil to prevent sticking, then place the burgers on the grill.
  • Grill the burgers for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of
  • doneness and the cheese is melted inside.
  • Toast the hamburger buns on the grill for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Assemble the burgers on the buns, adding your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

Make sure you seal those patties tight around the edges. It’s all about keeping that cheese locked in and contained as it melts.
I recommend using 80/20 blend of beef.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 888kcal, Carbohydrates 24g, Protein 51g, Fat 64g, Saturated Fat 26g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 26g, Trans Fat 3g, Cholesterol 203mg, Sodium 1648mg, Potassium 740mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 437IU, Vitamin C 2mg, Calcium 546mg, Iron 6mg

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