BBQ Gouda Juicy Lucy

with cheesy center and macaroni salad

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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"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.)

Tip: When making patties, form a crater in bottom patty for cheese to rest in. This allows space around the edges for the top patty to form a good, tight seal. A tight seal is key for ensuring the cheese remains inside burger while cooking.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    3 oz. Elbow Macaroni
  • Info
    2 oz. Smoked Gouda Slices
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • Info
    1½ oz. Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp. Grainy Mustard
  • Info
    2 Potato Buns
  • 1½ oz. BBQ Sauce
  • 8 Dill Pickle Slices
  • Info
    ½ oz. Crispy Fried Onions

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  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    1040
  • Carbohydrates
    81g
  • Fat
    57g
  • Protein
    46g
  • Sodium
    1964mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Small Pot
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • 1

    Cook Pasta and Prepare Ingredients

    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 and reserve. While macaroni cooks, quarter cheese slices. Trim ends off celery and cut into ¼" dice.

  • 2

    Form the Burgers

    Combine ground beef, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl. Form into four equally-sized patties. If using 20 oz ground beef, combine with ½ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. 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 patties while cooking.

  • 3

    Make the Macaroni Salad

    Return macaroni to pot it was cooked in along with celery, mayonnaise, mustard, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir until coated and set aside.

  • 4

    Toast the Buns

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Place buns in hot pan, cut side down. Toast until golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Remove from pan. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

  • 5

    Cook the Burgers

    Place patties in hot pan. Cook until browned and burgers reach a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4-6 minutes per side, covering pan once patties are flipped. Cheese may leak from burgers. Don't worry, they're still delicious! If using 20 oz., cook over medium heat, 8-10 minutes per side, covering pan once patties are flipped. Coarsely crush crispy onions. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, smearing bottom bun with BBQ sauce and topping with patties, pickles, and crushed crispy onions. Bon appétit!

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