Garlic Patty Melt

I love patty melts. I remember the first time I had one, it wasn't until my teen years, after we had already moved to the Midwest.  I didn't have any rye bread so I compromised with the garlic toast.  Butter, onions, meat and cheese . . . Who needs rye?

I love patty melts. I remember the first time I had one, it wasn’t until my teen years, after we had already moved to the Midwest. I didn’t have any rye bread so I compromised with the garlic toast. Butter, onions, meat and cheese . . . Who needs rye?

Garlic Patty Melt

4 Servings - Serving Size: 1 Patty Melt

Garlic Patty Melt

I love patty melts. I remember the first time I had one, it wasn't until my teen years, after we had already moved to the Midwest. I didn't have any rye bread so I compromised with the garlic toast. Butter, onions, meat and cheese . . . Who needs rye?

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 slices of garlic toast
  • 4 slices of swiss cheese
  • 4 slices of american cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a small skillet over low to medium heat, add the butter.
  3. Add the sliced onions to the butter and saute over low heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Bake the toast butter side down for 5 minutes in the preheated oven, set aside.
  5. Continue to saute onions until onions are very limp and start to caramelize, about 20 minutes.
  6. Shape 4 thin patties out of the ground beef a little larger than the toast, sprinkle with pepper.
  7. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the patties to medium well, flipping once.
  8. After you flip the patty, top it with the swiss cheese.
  9. When patty is cooked medium well, remove patties from skillet and set aside.
  10. When the onion are done, remove them with a slotted spoon into a bowl.
  11. If needed add 1 tablespoon of butter to the onion skillet.
  12. Place one piece of toast in the butter.
  13. Add some onions onto the toast.
  14. Add a beef patty to the bottom toast with patty side down.
  15. Top patty with a heaping helping of caramelized onions.
  16. Place american cheese slice on top of onions.
  17. Place another piece of toast over the american cheese.
  18. Using a spatula, carefully flip sandwich over.
  19. Continue to grill until cheese is melted.
  20. Serve immediately.
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