DB “Juicy Lucy”

Stuffed Burger

Main Course

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • 2 lbs. ground beef (80%/20%)
  • 1 lb. bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ lb. good melting cheese (American or Velveeta), diced
  • Salt & pepper
  • 4 burger buns
  • Toppings of your choice such as lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, special sauce


  • Over medium heat sauté chopped bacon until rendered & crispy, about 5-6 mins.
  • Move bacon to paper towel lined plate to drain & cool reserving 1 tablespoon of fat.
  • Sauté chopped onion in reserved bacon fat until translucent, about 3-4 minutes.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine diced cheese, sautéed onion and crispy bacon stirring together gently. Divide into 4 equal portions.
  • Form 8 4oz. patties with ground beef. Top four patties with bacon/cheese mixture.
  • Working one at a time, stack the second patty on top of the first and pinch the sides closed. After pinching, round out the edges by cupping the sides to form a nice, even patty.
  • Grill covered over direct, medium-high heat (about 375°F to 425°F) until dark grill marks appear, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Let the cooked patties rest in a warm place while you toast the buns on the grill.
  • Place a patty on each bun bottom, add toppings of your choice, and close with the bun top.