A few words of caution here about these cheddar stuffed burgers: they’re piping hot when the cheese oozes out so be careful AND they are crazy ridiculously delicious. Other than that, you’re free to go to town and share these with your besties and bros at your next bbq gathering! Cheddar Cheese-Stuffed Burgers-Juicy Lucy Hamburgers Cheeseburger Recipe on wood cutting board

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Heck yeah, why not add the cheese inside the burger patties? It’s a sinfully delicious way to enjoy the burgers and that’s why they do it all the time where it originated, in Minneapolis. Those genius folks call it the juicy lucy burger for every right reason. It’s the most delicious cheeseburger recipe you’ll ever eat because the cheese is plentiful inside the beef patty and it’s super melted and oozing out like delicious cheesy lava.

Video: Juicy Lucy Burgers Recipe 

What is a Juicy Lucy Burger? Cheddar stuffed burgers!

The juicy lucy burger is the signature dish of Minneapolis, as they claim it to be, and the link above shows all their favorite spots for this glorious burger. We first had the Juicy Lucy years ago when we were in Minneapolis and it was fantastic to taste it in it’s proud city. You can totally make this the hit at your next Summer burger grilling party. They are so easy to make and you can pre-make all the patties the night before. When the day of the grilling happen, you just throw them on the grill and let the magic happen. These cheddar stuffed burgers are the ultimate cheeseburger recipe and it’s hard to beat a burger that has a heart full of cheesy-gooey-gold. Happy Grilling!

Cheddar Cheese-Stuffed Burgers-Juicy Lucy Hamburgers Cheeseburger Recipe on bbq grill

Cheddar Cheese-Stuffed Burgers-Juicy Lucy Hamburgers Cheeseburger Recipe on wood cutting board

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This recipe was originally published in 2017 and re-published in 2020 with updated video.

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Cheddar Stuffed Burgers (The Juicy Lucy)

Warning, the cheese will be like molten lava just after the burgers have finished cooking. Allow the burgers to rest for a few minutes. Eat with caution and enthusiasm!
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  • 2 lbs. (910 g) ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) kosher Salt , or to taste
  • Black Pepper , to taste (fresh cracked if possible)
  • 1/2 lb. (225 g) American cheese, grated Cheddar Cheese, Blue Cheese or cheese of your choice
  • 6 (6) Hamburger Buns

Burger condiments:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Pickles
  • Mayo
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard
  • Hot sauce


  • Combine the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix together well.
  • Roll the beef into 6 balls. Split each beef ball in half and flatten out to your preferred patty size. Place about 2-3 tablespoons cheese in the center of one patty, then top with the other patty and seal the edges by pinching and smoothing with your fingers.
  • Gently press flat, double checking there are no opening for the cheese to escape when the burgers cook.
  • Cook on a grill or skillet over medium high heat (usually about 3 minutes per side). Toast the buns and serve with your desired burger toppings


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 647kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 37g, Fat: 43g, Saturated Fat: 18g, Cholesterol: 145mg, Sodium: 1169mg, Potassium: 541mg, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 355IU, Vitamin C: 0.9mg, Calcium: 500mg, Iron: 4.8mg