i saw the juicy lucy on "man vs food" and thought it looked interesting. in case anyone is expecting some exquisite end product, i'll tell you now, this is about making a cheeseburger. so don't be disappoint when in the end you see a pic of a cheeseburger (or as weirdos from connecticut call them, cheeseburgs).
first, the essentials -- ground chuck and deli american cheese:
i divided just over a pound and a half of ground chuck into four parts:
and then i worked the chuck pretty handily into four balls. i usually don't work ground beef this much when making burgers, but with a juicy lucy you need it to be densely packed so it seals the cheese inside and doesn't leak when cooking: