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Creating an Epic Patty Melt

Patty Melt
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Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 2
Calories 900
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

So, grab your apron, fire up the stove, and join us on this culinary journey to make an unforgettable Patty Melt. Don't forget to hit that "Like" button and subscribe for more epic recipes like this! Get ready to watch, learn, and drool over the deliciousness that's about to unfold. Enjoy!

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  • 1 pound medium ground beef
  • 2 medium medium onions, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 large slices of rye bread
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 8 medium slices of Swiss cheese
  1. Add the butter and oil to a pan over medium low heat. Place the onions in and fry, stirring occasionally, until browned and caramelized. This will take about 20 to 25 minutes. When done, remove and place in a bowl. 

  2. While the onions are frying, add the ground beef to a mixing bowl. Add in the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and ketchup. Using your hands or a spoon mix until well combined.  

  3. Pick up a handful of the mixture, place it in the palm of your hands, and form it into a ball. Place the ball in the same pan as the onions and using a flat object such as an egg flipper, press down until a large burger shape forms. Fry on one side until browned, flip, and fry on the other side. Place the patties on a plate. 

  4. Wipe the pan out and place the remaining butter in. Add the first slice of bread in. Follow this by two slices of cheese, the burger patty, mayo, half the onions, two more slices of cheese, and the top piece of bread. Fry on one side until browned. Flip to the other side and fry until browned and the cheese melts.

  5. Place, slice, and serve your epic patty melts. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 900kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 57g88%
Saturated Fat 29g145%
Trans Fat 1.8g
Cholesterol 201mg67%
Sodium 1406mg59%
Potassium 1100mg32%
Total Carbohydrate 46g16%
Dietary Fiber 5.6g23%
Sugars 5.7g
Protein 50g100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

  1. The Patty: When forming your beef patty, be gentle with the meat. Overhandling can result in a tough texture. Season the patty generously with salt, pepper, and any desired spices for added flavor.

  2. Cheese Choices: While this video features Swiss cheese, feel free to experiment with other cheese varieties like cheddar or pepper jack for unique flavor profiles.

  3. Bread Selection: The choice of bread can significantly impact the final taste and texture of your Patty Melt. Rye bread is traditional, but sourdough or a rustic white bread can also work wonderfully.

  4. Toasting Technique: Toast the bread in a separate pan with a bit of butter for that golden, crispy exterior. This extra step ensures a perfect contrast to the tender patty.

  5. Onions: Caramelizing onions can be time-consuming, so if you're in a rush, you can opt for raw onions for a crunchier texture. If you're using caramelized onions, be patient - slow-cooking them on low heat is key to achieving that sweet, jammy consistency.

  6. Assembly: When assembling your Patty Melt, layer it thoughtfully. Start with the bread, add the cheese, then the patty, onions, and a generous dollop of secret sauce. The cheese helps hold everything together.

Keywords: Burger, Hamburger, Ground Beef Recipe, Patty Melt
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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