A Juicy Lucy is a burger that has the cheese on the inside instead of on the top. The stuffed burger is made from two patties with the cheese and other stuffings in between. It is delicious!
The basic Juicy Lucy is stuffed with cheese but the options are unlimited for the things you can put inside. One of our favorites is stuffed with Pepperjack and shredded cheddar cheeses and sauteed mushrooms, onions, and peppers. Bacon is another popular item to put inside a Juicy Lucy.
There is some debate about who invented this burger. Matt’s Bar and the 5-8 Club, both on Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis, claim to be the originators. At Matt’s, which spells it Jucy Lucy (no i in Jucy), the burger is stuffed with American cheese. At the 5-8 Club, which spells it Juicy Lucy (with an i in Juicy), you can choose the kind of cheese you would like the burger stuffed with.
We don’t know who was first with the Juicy/Jucy Lucy but we do know we are glad that it was invented. MMMM….