Patty Melts
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As you bite into your patty melt your fingers and lips will be coated with a buttery bread, oozing cheese, sweet caramelized onions, and tender-juicy beef. Each bite is a little explosion of amazing flavours that leaves both your mouth and stomach begging for another bite.
Recipe type: Sandwich, Burger, Dinner, Fast, Easy
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 500gm or 1 lb ground beef
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • Swiss cheese, at least 2 slices per sandwich
  • 4 large onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • olive oil or vegetable oil of choice
  • New York deli style rye bread
  • unsalted butter
Make the grilled or caramelized onions:
  1. Heat enough olive oil to lightly coat the pan. Saute the onions until they are soft and translucent and begin to caramelize or turn brown. If you'd like add a little salt and black pepper to the onions. If needed add a little water to the pan to prevent onions from burning, make sure to cook off all the water.
Make the patty melts:
  1. Mix the beef with some salt and pepper. Shape 4 patties into a thin oblong shape. Melt some butter in a separate pan and cook the patties all the way through. Place sliced Swiss cheese on patties and allow to melt. Remove from the pan and drain off all extra fat and pan juices. Melt a little more butter in the pan and place sliced rye bread into the pan. Toast the bread then place the patties on top as well as another toasted slice of bread. Serve straight away with desired side dish.
I used homemade rye bread, but you can use store bought. Try using a New York deli style bread.
Recipe by Spicie Foodie ™ at