Patty Melts

August 24, 2010

What could be better than a grilled cheese / burger combo?  Not much in the opinion of my hubby DT, and two little ravenous boys, who just gobbled these down.  They remind me of a patty melt you would get at your local hometown diner, or something you would see on Diner’s Dive-ins and dives. We call them a Patty melt, but whatever you call them, they are delicious, will fill you up and stick to your ribs.

Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef, 1 med onion, half grated and half sliced, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1 egg, lightly beaten, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, 2 dashes of Worcestershire, 8 slices of bread, 8 slices of cheese (cheddar, Provolone, Muenster), 4 Tbsp. soft margarine/butter

Start by cracking a egg in a medium sized mixing bowl.

Add the salt, pepper and garlic, mix well.

then add the ground beef, and add a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce.

Grate about a third of a large onion into the meat mixture.

Then mix really well, I used my hands, it’s the quickest way to really mix the meat well.

Form into 4-6 equal sized patties, try to make them as thin as possible.

Mine need a little work.  Cook them over a hot skillet for about 2-3 minutes per side.

Go ahead and slice up the remaining onion.

Once the patties are done, set them aside to cool.

Add a couple of the slices of onion to the skillet, with a dash of Worcestershire on top.

Butter the slices of bread on one side.

Flip the onion till it’s good and brown on the other side.

Then remove the onions and wipe down the skillet, if necessary.

Add four pieces of the bread butter side down.

Then add a slice of cheese to each. I choose provolone or muenster for the bottom slice.

Some of the grilled onions.

then the hamburger patties

another slice of cheese. I used cheddar cheese for the top slice.

and top it with the butter bread.  Let this cook about 2-3 minutes.

Then flip and cook until the bread is nice and brown and the cheese is thoroughly melted.

Then slice and serve hot, and melt-y.

I love the mix of the two cheeses but by all means use whatever cheese you like.

Print This RecipePatty Melt

1 lb ground beef

1 med onion, half grated and half sliced

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

2 dashes of Worcestershire

8 slices of bread

8 slices of cheese Cheddar, Provolone, Muenster)

4 Tbsp. soft margarine/butter

In a medium bowl, lightly beat the egg, add the seasonings, add the beef and grated onion. Mix until combined.

Form into thin patties. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers about 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Drain the grease from the skillet.  Grill the sliced onions with a dash of Worcestershire for a few minutes on each side then set aside.

In the same skillet, place 4 slices of bread, butter side down. Top each with a slice of cheese, some onions and a burger. Top with remaining slices of cheese, if using, and bread, butter side up.

Cook each sandwich until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

Makes 4 to 6 burgers.

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Amber August 24, 2010 at 8:16 am

I came to look at the sticky chicken recipe and I see this, WOW! Looks great I will definetly add this to my recipes to try!


Candi August 24, 2010 at 9:30 am

YUM! I’m not so sure about those onions, but the ooey-gooey cheese is a definite must have!


Kris August 24, 2010 at 10:52 am

Yum! Those look so tasty. I’ll have to add them to my meal plan next week.



Natalia August 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Those look uh-mazing… I’m so hungry now!


Krissa August 24, 2010 at 3:31 pm

That? is making my mouth water! And really an easy thing to do, as well!
I love your pictures!


Heather August 24, 2010 at 7:46 pm

those do look AWESOME!! and you are the second person ive seen to post a recipe! so i guess ill have to make some at some point!


Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale August 24, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Your mixing bowl is TOO cute!

We LOVE patty melts! I like them on sourdough bread!!


Nicki August 24, 2010 at 9:42 pm

Those l0ok SO yummy! Just might have to make them sometime this week!



Tabitha (From Single to Married) August 25, 2010 at 5:42 am

Oh man – I’m so hungry and this look so good! Can I eat it for breakfast? 🙂


Tonya August 25, 2010 at 4:21 pm

OH MY GOSH these look wonderful! Definitely not on my diet though! Tonya 🙂


Stephanie@Ourmarriageadventure August 25, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I obviously need to move to Texas…or grocery shop there. I double checked tonight when I grabbed milk and my local store does not sell ground sirloin. Just beef and chuck. 🙁


Kristen August 26, 2010 at 4:10 pm

Oh my goodness, these look amazing!!


zentMRS August 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

Looks so tempting! Thanks for sharing!


Danelle August 27, 2010 at 12:07 pm

This is such a yummy classic! Love all the cheese!


envoy-ette August 29, 2010 at 7:48 pm

You are right! Those should be on Diners/Drive-n/Dives! It looks wonderful and irresistible!


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sheila August 30, 2010 at 7:54 am

My God that’s a LOT of cheese! I’m totally making these this week! They look great! I think I’ll just try and use low fat cheeses.


Jerri September 2, 2010 at 8:42 am

Those patty melts look excellent! It’s making me hungry. (Even though I just had breakfast!)

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!


Renee C September 3, 2010 at 5:41 pm

I made these tonight (saw your link on last week’s recipe swap at The Grocery Cart Challenge) and for once the whole family agreed that dinner was delicious! My picky toddler and pickier husband didn’t even complain about the onions.


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