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Classic Patty Melt
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Classic Patty Melt

Classic Patty Melt


  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 4 tbsp of soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices rye bread


  1. Cook sliced onions in 1 tablespoon each butter and olive oil until caramelized and soft - about 10 minutes
  2. Stir in Worcestershire, remove from heat
  3. In a large bowl, mix ground beef with garlic powder and season with salt & pepper
  4. Shape into 2 patties, each a little larger than the rye bread
  5. Heat a pan on medium high heat, and cook patties in a little oil about 5 minutes
  6. Flip and add 2 slices of cheese to each patty add cook an additional 3-4 minutes for medium rare
  7. Meanwhile, butter one side of 2 pieces of the bread and place butter-side down in a non-stick pan
  8. Place one patty on each slice of bread, then a generous layer of onions and top with remaining bread
  9. Cook on medium until golden brown - then butter the top, flip and repeat
  10. Remove, slice and eat