Patty Melt

Patty Melt

Ready in 45 minutes
7 review(s) averaging 4.9. 86% would make again

Top-ranked recipe named "Patty Melt"

Share it:

Some say that the patty melt,a griddled sandwich of ground beef, caramelized onions, cheese, and rye bread isn't technically a burger, because it has no bun. We love it just the same.

"Great sandwich! We made no changes to the recipe but did use our own fresh ground sirloin, Vidalia onions, Tillamook cheddar and a homemade dark Russian rye. We also served thousand island dressing on the side. The patty melts were near perfect representations of comfort food—rich, juicy burger patties trapped between crisp, buttery, toasted bread, sweet caramelized onions and ooey-gooey, molten cheese. Mouth-watering, melt-in-your mouth delicious! "

- sgrishka

Ingredients

Are you making this? 
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
Kosher salt
ground black pepper
5 tbsp. Canola oil
2 yellow onions; halved and thinly sliced
12 slices rye bread
12 cheddar, swiss or american cheese; thin slices
8 tbsp. unsalted butter; softened

Original recipe makes 6 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

1. Season the beef with salt and pepper. Divide meat into six 1/4"-thick patties that are slightly wider and longer than the bread.

2. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a 12" cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and browned, about 12 minutes. Transfer the onions to a bowl; wipe out skillet. Working in 3 batches, heat 1 tbsp. oil in skillet over high heat. Add 2 burger patties; cook, flipping once, until well browned, about 4 minutes total. Transfer patties to a plate.

3. Top each of 6 bread slices with some of the onions, a cheese slice, and a burger patty. Top each burger with a cheese slice and a piece of bread. Using a table knife, spread butter over the top and bottom of each sandwich.

4. Heat a 12" nonstick skillet over medium heat. Working in 3 batches, cook sandwiches, flipping once, until golden brown and hot, about 6 minutes.

Credits

Added on Award Medal
Verified by stevemur

photo by sgrishka sgrishka

delicious caramelized Vidalia onions photo by sgrishka sgrishka

Calories Per Serving: 815 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Reviews for Patty Melt

I'd rate it:


sign in to add your comment


Recipe ideas by email


Reviews

Add yours!

My husband really liked this sandwich!
brettnleosmom 11 month ago
Great recipe... I'd really like a sauce to go with this, though, any good ideas? :)
Kalaborative 1 year ago
Wonderful sandwich! Quick and simple to make yet very tasty! I threw in some fresh chopped garlic with the onions during carmelization and turned out great!
1horse4me 1 year ago
Easy to make, my family loved it!
bdunman 2 years ago
Simple and delicious! I used grass-fed beef, Boars Head cheddar, yellow onion, and Onion/Dill/Rye loaf. Perfect! So decadent, 1/2 sandwich is plenty with fresh fruit or celery/carrot sticks.
Jengerhardt96 2 years ago
Great sandwich! We made no changes to the recipe but did use our own fresh ground sirloin, Vidalia onions, Tillamook cheddar and a homemade dark Russian rye. We also served thousand island dressing on the side. The patty melts were near perfect representations of comfort food—rich, juicy burger patties trapped between crisp, buttery, toasted bread, sweet caramelized onions and ooey-gooey, molten cheese. Mouth-watering, melt-in-your mouth delicious!
sgrishka 3 years ago
[I posted this recipe.]
mraguirre22 4 years ago
Add unlimited recipes. Organize in custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free