How to cook a moist beef burger stuffed with American cheese

  • Jucy Lucy burgers.

    Jucy Lucy burgers. Daniel J. van Ackere/America's Test Kitchen via AP

 
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Minneapolis taverns are famous for the Jucy Lucy, a moist beef burger stuffed with American cheese. Replicating the Jucy Lucy seemed easy enough_but our burgers, cooked to well-done to melt the cheese inside, were dry and tough or the cheese melted through the meat, leaving an empty cavern where the cheese had been.

To keep the cheese in place, we created a double-sealed pocket by wrapping the cheese inside a small beef patty and then molding a second patty around it. Adding a mixture of bread and milk, mashed into a paste, to the ground beef kept the burgers moist and juicy.

• For more recipes, cooking tips and ingredient and product reviews, visit www.americastestkitchen.com . Find more recipes like Jucy Lucy Burger in "The Complete Cook's Country TV Cookbook, 2017"

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