Chef John’s Juicy Lucy Recipe



  1. Divide beef into two 3-ounce balls. Lightly moisten fingertips with water and press beef into patties about 1/4-inch thick. Drop Worcestershire sauce over patties; rub in lightly. Sprinkle garlic powder, black pepper, salt, and cayenne on top and rub in.

  2. Cut a circle of cheese using a pastry cutter or the rim of a glass. Place cheese onto 1 patty; cover with the other patty. Press edges together carefully. Flip and continue pressing until fully sealed. Season both sides with a little salt.

  3. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patty for 5 minutes per side for medium doneness. Place patty on one half of a bun. Top with tomato, lettuce, and the other half of the bun.


Nutrition Facts

Calories: 617
                                        % Daily Value *
Total Fat: 59 %
Saturated Fat: 
Cholesterol: 45 %
Sodium: 38 %
Potassium: 17 %
Carbohydrates: 9 %
Fiber: 9 %
Protein: 79 %
Exchange Other Carbs: 
Vitamin A Iu: 
Niacin Equivalents: 
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