Tuesday, January 11, 2011

will run for a juicy lucy!

I realized since I've had this blog I haven't made any delicious cheeseburgers.  Sure I've eaten quite a few, but I've neglected to make some burgers in the comfort of my own home.  Ryan has been craving a burger for days now.  It was actually getting to be quite irritating to hear him ask for a burger night after night instead of being content with the tasty meals I was preparing.  On my walk home today I stopped by the grocery store and picked up some ingredients to make homemade burgers.  I didn't want to make just any normal burger though ... I wanted something special, restaurant worthy.  So I looked up a recipe for "Juicy Lucy" and here we go.

Juicy Lucy
adapted from allrecipes.com

1 pound ground beef
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 slices Colby jack cheese
2 hamburger buns, split
various toppings

1. Mix together beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and pepper in a large bowl.  Form 4 thin patties from the beef mixture. Each patty should be slightly larger than a slice of cheese.

2.  Cut each slice of cheese into 4 pieces; stack the pieces. Sandwich one stack of cheese between 2 ground beef patties. Tightly pinch edges together tightly seal the cheese within the meat. Repeat with the remaining cheese and patties.

3.  Preheat a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Cook burgers until well browned, about 4 minutes. It is common for burgers to puff up due to steam from the melting cheese. Turn burgers and prick the top of each to allow steam to escape; cook until browned on the outside and no longer pink on the inside; about 4 minutes. Serve on hamburger buns.

ingredients for burgers
burger patties with cheese

2 patties in 1

toppings for burgers

burgers cooking in the pan, 4 minutes for each side

finished product with a side of spicy ketchup and french fries

ooey gooey cheese oozing out of the burger.  success!

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