Parchment paper, cut into squares of about 6 inches
Cast iron skillet or burger press (optional)
Preheat your grill at 350°F;
Separate the ground beef into 12 equal sized portions; Place a beef patty between two layers of parchment paper and press down to a 1/4 inch flat patty using a cast iron skillet, a burger press, or your hands; Fold a slice of American cheese and place in the center of the beef patty then add 1 tbsp of Hot Pepper Bacon Jam on top; Close with another 1/4 inch flat patty by pinching and pushing the edges to secure the cheese and jam inside then season with salt and pepper to taste; Repeat for each burger;
Brush the interior of each burger bun with melted butter;
Make the burger sauce: combine all Burger Sauce ingredients into a bowl and mix; Set aside in the refrigerator;
Place the burgers on your hot grate and close the lid; Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until desired doneness; Grill the buns for 10 to 15 seconds;
Assemble each Juicy Lucy Burgers between two grilled buns with a spoonful of burger sauce, a grilled beef patty and 3 pickles; Serve and enjoy.