The Jucy Lucy is not only a regional icon from Minnesota—it’s also a true innovator in the burger world. The method of stuffing cheese inside of a patty to amp up flavor has spawned millions of copycats all over the world.


While it’s a technically impressive burger, it’s super simple to make. Grab some classic American cheese and roll it between two patties. Cook it for six minutes on each side so that you’re locking in flavor. Basting it with butter will create a uniform sear.

Grab a brioche bun, which is hefty enough to withstand all the molten-hot cheese that will eventually ooze from the center. Proceed with caution.