Monday, July 30, 2012

Patty Melts

(photo from Saveur Magazine online)

I was scrolling through Pinterest one day, imagine that lol, and Braden (one of my 10 year old twins) was walking by and saw this pic of the Patty Melt and said "That looks good" so of course I pinned it because I'm all about pinning stuff that my kids might like, and I had to agree, it did look good. I've never had a Patty Melt before but it looked like something worth trying and that it was!

Here's the recipe:

1 1⁄2 lbs. ground beef
Kosher salt and freshly
ground black pepper, to taste
5 tbsp. canola oil
2 yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
12 slices rye bread
12 thin slices cheddar, swiss,
or american cheese
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

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.

And here's how I did it...I mixed the ground beef like it said to and cooked on my griddle. I separately cooked my onions up in a small skillet and I buttered my sliced rye break. Once my patties were cooked, I sat it on the un-buttered slice of rye and topped that with the cooked onions and then topped that with the cheese (I used American because I knew my kids would like that) then I topped that with the other slice of buttered rye, buttered side up and cooked it on the griddle like a grilled cheese. Oh these were so yummy and my kids and husband all liked them. I seriously could have ate 2 because I thought they were that good!

I took pictures of mine but they turned out really sucky! (the pictures, not the sammies!)

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  1. Tanya,

    Those look delicious! My husband would love them as would my 4 year old. I'm going to pin it and try it! Thanks so much and thanks for participating again in Pinned it, Made it! Monday!


    1. You're welcome and by the way, I forgot to add that I did my kids melts on white bread because they don't like rye, sillies!

  2. These look really good! Would you like to join our Foodie Friends Friday linky party with any of your great recipes??? Would love to have you come on over and join the fun!

  3. That looks delicious! I always like easy meals for the days I don't feel like cooking or it's too hot, like lately. :)

  4. Good gravy, I've not seen anything like it; but, it looks so good!

  5. I'll have to good this for my son, who's a "meat'n potato'n cheese" guy :)

  6. Mmmmm! These have my mouth watering and easy to make!

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