This shop to spice up my Game Day spread with Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Alexia Crispy Onion Rings has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone, but feel free to enjoy this recipe for Pepperjack Jucy Lucys and a Chili Lime Sour Cream Dip. #GameTimeGrub #CollectiveBias
I’m a huge fan of spicy food. In my opinion the best way to enjoy spicy food is in layers of heat. For the Big Game we’re doing just that. I’ll be making a Jucy Lucy stuffed with and topped with pepperjack cheese, Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries as well as a Chili Lime sour cream dip. I want to turn up the heat for this game and I think this Game Day spread will do the trick to pile on the heat.
If you’re not familiar with a Jucy Lucy, also known as a Juicy Lucy or if you’re not quite sure what that means, it’s just a cheese stuffed cheeseburger, you’re going to learn about it here, right now. The original Jucy Lucy was created in Minnesota and has been enjoyed by thousands. I’m giving you my variation of this amazing burger that has pepperjack cheese and an Alexia Crispy Onion Ring on top. I’m pretty sure they didn’t do that on the originals. These are delicious and they’ll be a perfect surprise for my guests during the game.
Before we jump into the recipe we need to pick up our Game Day feast supplies. Walmart has everything you need from the hamburger all the way to the sliced bread. Don’t forget the Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Onion Rings. Easily found in the potato section of the freezer section.
I love the quality of Alexia products, so if you’re looking to duplicate exactly what I did, and I hope you do, this is what those packages look like. This is exactly what you’ll want to grab.
If you don’t form the Jucy Lucy correctly the cheese bubbles out during cooking and you’re left with a hollow burger. No one wants that, so I’m going to show you exactly how to make them to avoid a cheese blow out in the tutorial below.
Before we get to the burger, lets make up the Chili Lime sour cream dip so it can chill before serving.
Chile Lime Sour Cream Dip
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tsp Sriracha hot chili sauce
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Add more or less chili sauce and lime juice to taste.
- Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to blend flavors.
Now that the dip is chilling it’s time to move onto the burger and fries. First put the Alexia Crispy Onion Rings and Spicy Sweet Potato Fries in the oven and bake according to package instructions so they’ll be finished approximately the same time as the burgers. Timing is everything, just like in the game.
I’ll give you the recipe creation descriptions and pictures for the Pepperjack Jucy Lucys, then I’ll give you the full easy to read recipe at the end, including exact measurements of each ingredient.
In a bowl mix two slices of white bread torn into pieces, garlic powder, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk and ground beef. Once mixed divide the burger mix into four sections.
Next, cut up some pepperjack cheese into approximately one inch pieces that are a quarter inch thick.
Time to form the Jucy Lucy patties. Take one burger ball and create a small nest in the middle of the ball to put the cheese square.
Wrap the burger all the way around the cheese square and make sure it’s covered completely and press the openings closed to create a seal around the cheese. Once that’s done, take another ball of burger and press it around the cheese stuffed burger ball. This creates an added barrier to prevent the cheese from escaping. Once that is done, flatten the burger ball into a patty about half and inch to three quarters of an inch thick. Now it’s ready to cook on the stove top.
I used a cast iron skillet with a little vegetable oil in the bottom. I cooked them for approximately 6 minutes per side to get them to cook through. You’ll want to cook them until they are no longer pink in the middle. Cook them for a bit longer if you made them thicker patties.
When the burgers, Alexia fries and onion rings are done it’s time to put it all together.
I toasted the buns, then put the burger on with another slice of pepperjack cheese. Topped that with lettuce, onion and tomato, then a single Alexia crispy onion ring. This was an amazing flavor. Other fun, spicy toppings I thought of to turn up the heat are slices of jalapeño, sautéed onion and jalapeño sticks, or even using some of that chili lime dip we made earlier on the bun. I’m all about the spice, but I already told you that.
This is what it looks like when you cut it open.
Serve your Jucy Lucys with Alexia Spicy Sweet Potato Fries, Alexia Crispy Onion Rings and the Chili Lime Sour Cream dip. You have here, a fantastic Game Day spicy feast.
Pepperjack Jucy Lucy
- 1.5 pounds ground beef
- Pepperjack cheese cubes, 1 inch wide and 1/4 inch thick
- 2 slices of soft white bread, torn into small pieces
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- Vegetable oil for cooking burgers.
- 1 Alexia Crispy onion ring per burger, baked per package instructions
- Hamburger buns
- Hamburger toppings of choice
- Heat cast iron skillet over medium heat with a small amount of cooking oil. You can use any skillet, but I love the cast iron for this recipe.
- In a mixing bowl, combine bread, milk, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Smash it together with a fork, potato masher or your hands until it becomes smooth. Add in ground beef and mix until combined completely.
- Divide ground beef mix in four equal sections, then divide each of those sections in half again so you have eight equal sized ground beef sections.
- Take on section of ground beef mix and make a pocket in it for a square of cheese. Refer to the picture above if needed. Cover the cheese with the ground beef completely. Pinch the edges together to seal. Then take another section of ground beef and form it around the cheese and beef section. Again pinching sides to make a complete seal so the cheese doesn’t escape during cooking. Repeat this step with remaining ground beef sections and cheese cubes. You will have made four Jucy Lucy patties.
- Cook patties on the preheated skillet until cooked through. Approximately six minutes per side. While patties are cooking toast buns either on a skillet or briefly in the oven. Butter them for an amazing added flavor.
- When Jucy Lucy patties are done put them on the buns with a slice of pepperjack cheese and any other hamburger toppings you want.
How do you heat up your Game Day food spread? I gave you my tips, share yours in the comments.