These burgers are very similar to the popular Juicy Lucy, but I decided to do some of my own experimenting and added most of the fixings, not just the cheese, inside the burger. I'm not very precise when it comes to cooking (sorry Grandma) and I just kind of do what I feel like and add whatever sounds good. These burgers take a little bit of patience, but well worth it in the end.
1. Take 1 lb. of ground beef and spruce it up a bit. I added a couple teaspoons of tomato sauce to the meat, finely chopped onion, garlic powder, Lawry's Seasoned Salt, pepper and other miscellaneous seasonings that you think sound good. Add your seasons and mix all together.
2. Onion makes everything better. I sauteed a few slices of white onion to stuff inside the beef patties.
3. While the onions are getting tasty on the stove separate the ground beef into quarter pound pieces. Before forming into patties you will want to take part of each quarter pound section and set aside as you will need to cover the stuffed portion of the patty that you will make.
4. Form the quarter pound (now less than quarter as you took a portion out) patties and press a dent in the middle to add the stuffing of whatever you would like. For these burgers I used sauteed onions, spinach and pepper jack cheese (my favorite!). Other yummy additions could be bacon pieces, any type of cheese, other sauteed veggies like mushrooms, peppers, etc. Let your imagination run wild!
5. After the insides are added, take the separated portion of meat and put on top. Make sure the ground beef is all sealed together so that the cheese doesn't ooze out while grilling.
6. Grill burgers until they are done. Don't press down the burgers on the grill as that will cause the cheese to drip onto the grill.
7. Admire the grill master.
8. Get your bun and other fixings of choice ready because you're going to want to eat these as soon as they get off the grill-- so yummy!
9. Enjoy! I think the more gross and ugly the food picture is, the better it tastes!