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Under 30 min

American Burger “Juicy Lucy”

from the video 4 Burgers Around the World ▶︎

by Alvin Zhou and Alexa D'Argenio


for 3 servings

American Patty

  • 1 lb (455 g) ground beef, 80% lean
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 oz (55 g) cheddar cheese, sliced into 3 square chunks


  • 3 hamburger buns
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked, sliced in half
  • 3 slices tomato
  • 3 pieces lettuce


  1. Mix together the patty ingredients until evenly combined.
  2. Flatten the beef into a thin layer, then place a chunk of cheddar inside, wrapping the beef completely around the cheddar. Form a patty with your hands.
  3. Repeat with the remaining beef and cheese.
  4. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  5. Cook the burgers for 3 minutes on the first side, flip, then cook for 6 more minutes.
  6. Assemble the burgers with the bun, bacon, tomato, and lettuce.
  7. Enjoy!
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