We saw this Joosie Loosie Cheeseburger on a show on the Travel Channel and created our own version at home. They are oozing with melty cheese in the center!
We first saw the Joosie Loosie Cheeseburger on a show on the Travel Channel (Man vs. Food to be exact) where they showcased these restaurants both claiming to have the best ‘cheese-filled’ burger. One place calls the burger a “Juicy Lucy” and the other calls it a “Jucy Lucy”… I will go with “Joosie Loosie Cheeseburger” so there is no confusion 🙂
My hubby was telling me how bad he wanted to have one so instead of paying hundreds for plane tickets to go whereever it was they had these burgers, I created my own version. They were amazing. Next time we will try it with blue cheese or pepper jack cheese. They stressed on the show to NEVER use cheddar cheese, most likely because cheddar is a harder cheese and it won’t melt as well in the hamburger patty. If you aren’t a Velveeta fan, a softer cheese would work best as a substitute, like a jack or mozzarella.
Joosie Loosie Cheeseburger
- makes 4 burgers
- 1.5 Lbs ground beef
- 1/2 c. oatmeal optional
- 3-4 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce or to taste
- 1 tsp. garlic powder or to taste
- salt & pepper to taste
- parsley flakes to taste
- Velveeta cheese sliced and cut into little squares (so they look like mini cheese slices-- on the show they used American cheese, like Kraft Singles, but we wanted to use Velveeta instead)
- hamburger buns
- your favorite hamburger toppings/condiments
Combine beef, oatmeal, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley in a bowl. Separate into 8 parts and flatten out into thin patties. Place some cheese (we loaded the cheese on) on top of 4 of the patties and then cover with the 4 remaining patties. Press the edges of the patties to form a tight seal (you don't want the cheese oozing out before you bite into it). Grill or cook in a pan for a few minutes on each side-- just like you would grill/cook any other burger (use your best judgement for done-ness... you don't want to cut in it too much because you don't want the cheese coming out). Serve on hamburger buns and top with your favorite toppings.