Guest Chef: The Juicy Lucy Burger

My husband made dinner yesterday, and it was amazing.  I’m normally not a hamburger kind of lady, but these hamburgers were surprisingly better than usual.  While hamburgers might not qualify as a fancy food, these hamburgers would definitely impress any of your guests.




This recipe is from The Burger

12 oz fresh ground beef
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2  cheese slices (we used American)
vegetable oil (for the burger)
olive oil (for the onions)
1/2 red onion, sliced
2 hamburger buns
lettuce leaves
tomato slices
1/2c shredded mexican cheese (or any other shredded cheese you prefer)

1. Place the ground beef in a small bowl, and mix with salt and pepper.  Divide the beef into four equal portions, and roll each portion into a ball.  Place each ball on a clean work surface, and flatten until approximately 1/2inch thick.  Arrange the mexican cheeses evenly on top of 2 of the patties, add a patty on top of each patty with cheese, and press the sides firmly.  (This will ensure that no cheese melts out the side of the burger).

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat, cook each beef patty for 2 minutes on each sides.  Place patties in oven on raised grate for 20 minutes.

3. While the patties are in the oven, saute onion slices on medium heat, with a 1 tbsp olive oil for approximately 15 minutes, or until soft and caramelized .

4. Place each burger on a bun, add sautéed onions and cheese slice on top of burger, also top with tomato slices, and lettuce leaves.  Serve!