Juicy Lucy Burgers
From Cook’s Country
2 slices hearty white sandwich bread, torn into rough pieces
1/4 c milk
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1.5 lbs 85% lean ground beef
1 slice American cheese, cut into quarters
1. Using potato masher, mash bread, milk, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in large bowl until smooth. Add beef and gently knead until well combined.
2. Divide meat mixture into 4 equal portions. Mold each portion of meat around 1 piece of cheese. Transfer patties to plate and refrigerate for 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
3. Grill burgers over medium heat until well browned and cooked, 6 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer and let rest 8 minutes.
4. Alternate: Heat 2 tsp vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until just smoking. Add patties and cook until well browned, about 6 minutes. Flip burgers, cover skillet, and continue cooking until well done, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plate and let rest 5 minutes before serving.