Juicy Lucy Hamburger

Juicy Lucy
Maryse Chevriere


  • small yellow onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons  red wine
  •   Salt and pepper
  • 1 Pound  ground beef
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon  horseradish
  • 2 Teaspoons  red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons  grated Kerrygold Aged or other medium-sharpcheddar
  • potato buns

When I was growing up, my mom always made us cheeseburgers with cheese stuffed inside of the burger rather than slicing it on top. It wasn't until much later that I discovered this wasn't just a Chevriere family thing but an actual style of cheeseburger, called a Juicy Lucy. Regardless of what you call it, it's delicious. (And I would also recommend experimenting with other types of cheese besides Cheddar, like blue cheese or taleggio.)


In a small skillet over medium-low heat, combine the onions, olive oil, red wine, and pinch of salt. Cook for about 45 minutes to caramelize, stirring constantly.

While the onions are cooking, you can prepare the burgers. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, horseradish, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper. Mix well to make sure all the seasonings are fully integrated with the meat. To form the patties, take about a fist-size ball of the ground beef and in the middle create a divet. Repeat for the other two patties, reserving a small amount for each to cover the hole. Fill the divet in each of the patties with the grated cheese, then cover with a thin layer of meat, making sure the sides are well sealed

Cook the patties in a cast iron skillet or medium-sized pan over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side, or until they reach desired doneness. To compose, place the patties on the buns and top with some of the caramelized onions.


Calories per serving:

637 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 123g 190%
  • Carbs 91g 30%
  • Saturated 38g 191%
  • Fiber 13g 52%
  • Trans 5g
  • Sugars 20g
  • Monounsaturated 60g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 100g 201%
  • Cholesterol 322mg 107%
  • Sodium 978mg 41%
  • Calcium 440mg 44%
  • Magnesium 143mg 36%
  • Potassium 2,655mg 76%
  • Iron 13mg 75%
  • Zinc 22mg 145%
  • Phosphorus 1,383mg 198%
  • Vitamin A 60µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 12%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 37%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 53%
  • Niacin (B3) 22mg 108%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 99%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 266µg 66%
  • Vitamin B12 10µg 166%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 5mg 27%
  • Vitamin K 41µg 52%
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