This post is in partnership with Verde Farms. All opinions are my own.
We are a house divided. My husband and I can both agree that we love a burger, but it is the type of burger that we can’t agree on. I love a delicious Smashburger style, while my sweet husband loves a big thick juicy burger. I learned about Juicy Lucy Burgers years ago and knew it would be the compromise we needed. I’m excited to be teaming up with my friends at Verde Farms again to share this delicious grill-ready burger with their organic, grass-fed beef.
Juicy Lucy Origins
What is a Juicy Lucy? A Juicy Lucy burger is 2 patties with a layer of melted American cheese INSIDE the burger. You heard me right. Now, you can’t really do anything other than American Cheese, that’s how I learned how to make them. You’re looking for that melty goodness only American Cheese can offer. Originally created in Minneapolis, MN this delicious dish at Matt’s Bar & Grill. They call it the “Jucy Lucy” and it’s been a staple ever since the 1950s. And I’m excited to bring share my twist today.
I know that when I head to my local Schnucks, that I am going to get the same quality Verde Farms Organic Ground Beef each and every time I visit. I know that each package of Verde Farms Beef is
- 100% Grass-Fed, 100% Grass-Finished
- 100% Organic
- 100% Free Range
- Never Contains Antibiotics
- Never Contains Added Hormones
Verde Farms Ground Beef is perfect for stews, tacos, and easy weeknight dinners, like these burgers! Let’s get into the recipe.
How to Make a Juicy Lucy
There is a bit of a process when making a Juicy Lucy. We used one package of Verde Farms to make two burgers. I split the pack in evenly into four-ounce patties. Fold your American Cheese slice into a smaller square and be sure to pinch the edges to keep everything inside the burger.
Generously season with salt and pepper on the outside. I love a good seasoning crust on my burger. You could easily make these ahead as well and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to grill.
Depending on what you feel like, you could grill outside on high heat for about 5 minutes per side. An alternative could be to use a cast-iron skillet indoors and prepare it on your stove. Whatever works better for you.
Assemble your burger with your favorite toppings. We opted for ketchup and lettuce fresh from our garden. Served with a side of Old Bay Oven Fries, and you’re ready for a delicious meal.
The cheese is such an unexpected surprise. I love that it’s melty and delicious.
Diner food at home. Check out this delicious and fun twist on a burger. The Juicy Lucy has cheese INSIDE the burger!
- 1 Packages Verde Farms 93% Lean Ground Beef
- 2 Pieces American Cheese
- 2 Bakery Buns
- 2 Medium Russet Potatoes
- 1 TBSP Olive Oil
- 2 TBSP Old Bay Seasoning
- Preheat Grill to High - 500 Degrees.
In a bowl, portion the Verde Farms Lean Ground Beef into 4 even patties (approx 4 ounces)
- Take piece of American Cheese and fold into so that it is 4 pieces on top of each other.
- Place cheese between 2 patties and seal edges so that there is no possibility for cheese to escape.
- Season generously with Salt & Pepper.
- Cook Steaks on each side approx 5 minutes a side until you have an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
- Remove from grill and let rest for 3-5 minutes.
- Serve on soft bakery bun and toppings of your choice.
Preheat oven to 425 Degrees.
- Cut Russet Potatoes into long wedges. Toss in Olive Oil and Old Bay and spread even layer on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Flip wedges to other side and bake for another 20 minutes and serve.
I pick up my Verde Farms at my local Schnucks. You can use the store locator to find a retailer near you.
Check out the other delicious recipe with Verde Farms Products. Check out my Steakhouse Dinner for Two and the Best Steak Salad are easy and quick meals you can have on the table. Or my easy Chimichurri Steak will be a show stopper for your next dinner party!
Now that I’ve shared one of my favorite burgers with you. How do you like your burger?