“Jucy Lucy” burgers with a hot cheese and bacon filling in the center.
American cheese singles were a part of my life long before I had a choice in the matter. My mother raised me on them. We even had a special container designated solely for holding both white and yellow American cheese singles inside. It was then as it is now our go-to cheese for making the best grilled cheese and cheeseburgers.
It’s no secret I come from a family of burger lovers. We love trying out new burger recipes together, some fancy and some not so but the “Jucy Lucy” is one we will always come back to.
For making “Jucy Lucy” burgers American cheese works best for achieving the molten middles. No other cheese can melt into a liquid puddle the way American cheese does.
Crispy pieces of bacon add another layer of flavor and make this a new favorite way to eat bacon cheeseburgers.
The burgers come with a warning! The cheese gets so hot that it can cause burns. Restrain the urge to bite into them immediately and let them rest a few minutes before serving (especially to children).