"Juicy Lucy is my delight," the Grateful Dead once sang. (Or not; you'll have to Google to know for sure.) This Juicy Lucy is our delight, a take on the classic Minnesota burger preparation. Smoky, delicate Gouda is stuffed into a burger, which is joined by BBQ sauce and crispy fried onions. Macaroni salad served on the side, like a classic picnic, a day on a Minnesotan lake, or a parking lot before the Dead show. (Kids, ask your parents or grandparents.)
A nice twist on a plain old hamburger. The entire menu was delicious.
Easy to prepares and little to no mess when cleaning. The portion was perfect for both my husband and I and we were very satisfied after eating the meal.
This was fantastic! Add more burger options like this one! Flavors were wonderful, portion was good, definitely a hit in the household! Macaroni salad was perfect (flavors were delicious!)
This one tastes just as good as it looks. If you like burgers you must try this one!
Best hamburger I have ever had!! Again, all the flavors are amazing! I usually grill hamburgers, so I was a little leery about pan frying, NOT any more!
Once water is boiling, add macaroni and cook until al dente, 7-9 minutes. Drain macaroni in a colander, shaking off excess water. Rinse pot with cold water to cool. While macaroni cooks, quarter cheese slices. Trim ends off celery and cut into ¼" dice.
Form the Burgers
Place ground beef in a medium mixing bowl with ½ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Mix well and form into four equal-sized patties (about ⅓" thick and 4" in diameter). Divide cheese between two patties. Place remaining patties on cheese-topped patties and seal edges by pinching lightly. A tight seal helps cheese stay in burger while cooking.
Make the Macaroni Salad
Return macaroni to pot along with celery, mayonnaise, Dijon, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until coated and set aside.
Toast the Buns
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle buns with olive oil and place in hot pan, cut side down. Toast until golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.
Cook the Burgers
Return pan used to toast buns to medium-high heat. Place patties in hot pan. Cook until browned, 2-3 minutes. Flip, cover, and cook until burger reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 2-3 minutes. Cheese may leak from burgers. Don't worry, they're still delicious!
Plate the Dish
Smear half the BBQ sauce on bottom bun. Place patties on sauce and top with half the pickles, half the crispy onions, and top bun. Place burger on a plate and serve macaroni salad on the side.