Patty melt

Thin burger, caramelized onions, grilled bread, yum…I love a good patty melt. Truth be told, I never ate many of them until I moved south.  I have no idea why.  Something was missing from my life and this might have been it.  I am seriously in love with this meal because of its’ simplicity, its’ cost, and versatility depending on the audience. This patty melt will leave you wanting seconds!

You’ll need:

Serves four

less than 30 minutes

  • 1 lb. ground beef of your choice (turkey works great too!)
  • 2 T. steak seasoning
  • 1/2 t. garlic powder
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1/2 c. mushrooms (canned or fresh)
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  1. Mix meat with steak seasoning and garlic powder in a bowl.  Form meat into four patties that are large and flat enough for the bread.
  2. Heat griddle (or pans) to medium high heat.
  3. Spray with cooking spray or use some vegetable oil to coat the bottom.
  4. Start onions on one side of griddle.  Add mushrooms.
  5. Start patties on the other side of the griddle.  Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. When patties are ready to flip, flip them onto the onions and mushrooms.  This will get the patties and mixture incorporated and they will blend together when they cook.
  7. Cook an additional 2 minutes and then top with cheese.
  8. While cheese is melting, toast bread on griddle or in toaster.
  9. When cheese is melted, lay out patties on bread.
  10. Serve hot and delicious!!!

Do you ever get sick of melted cheese?

**disclaimer: I had to shoot these photos towards dusk.  having a job/career tends to get in the way of my photographs in the natural light.


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