Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Classic Patty Melts

This is classic food at it's best. Dare I say, it's better than a regular ol' hamburger? In my opinion, it is! This reminds me of 1950's diner food ..... not that I was around then .... but from what I've seen on tv, this looks exactly like something that would have been served up!

I remember my mom making a sandwich like this when I was growing up. Serve it up with some fries and a dill pickle .... and you've got yourself an easy meal that's a little different than your typical burger!






Classic Patty Melts
Yield: 4 sandwiches

1 tbsp. butter
1 large onion, sliced
1 lb. ground beef
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 slices Swiss cheese
Thousand Island Dressing, optional
8 slices Rye Bread
Butter, for bread

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced onions. Give them a good stir to coat in the butter. Allow to cook for 10 minutes without stirring. With a spatula, flip the onions over so the bottoms is now on top. Allow to cook for an additional 10 minutes without stirring. Lower the heat to medium-low and stir the onions. Allow to cook an additional 10-15 minutes or until the onions are caramelized. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Preheat a pan to high heat. In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef with the salt and pepper. Handle gently, mixing the seasoning into the meat. Divide and shape the meat into 4 patties. Place burgers in the pan and cook until the bottom is browned and easily releases from the pan. Carefully flip the patties and continue to cook to desired doneness. Transfer to a plate to rest.

Lay the bread out on wax paper. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Flip 4 slices of bread over and top with desired amount of Thousand Island salad dressing. Add a patty to the top of the dressing. Divide the onions between the 4 sandwiches. Top each sandwich with a slice of cheese and the remaining bread slices, butter side up.

Place sandwiches in a preheated non-stick pan or griddle. Cook until the bottom slice of bread is browned. Carefully flip the sandwich over and gently press down, cooking until the other side until is browned. Remove the sandwich to a serving plate and slice it in half.  Serve with additional Thousand Island if desired.

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25 comments:

  1. I can't get this to pin {tried both ways :-( Let me know if it is on my side, I just pinned other stuff, which had gone through :/ } Looks like our type of food ! Now I am hungry again - forgot not to read your posts this early !

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  2. Love a good patty melt! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Stop by my blog to check it out. Also, thanks for referring my blog to be nominated.

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  3. Oh my, this sounds so good. I have not eaten a lot of patty melts, but I've got to give this a try!

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  4. I'm suddenly extremely hungry, Jamie! ;) Thanks for sharing! Looks delicious!!
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day :)

    Brenda
    ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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  5. Jamie - fantastic that your link was Number 1 today! Your pattie melt looks mouth watering. I can see I'll be making burgers before the day is out. Cheers

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  6. Jamie - Patty melts are one of my FAVES. This is SOOO "Steak & Shake" worthy. Love it. :) xo, Claire

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  7. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-4/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  8. I'm pinning this and making it the next time someone in the family wants a burger. I agree it sound much more interesting than a plain old burger.

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  9. Hi Jamie,
    What a great Patty Melt, an all time classic! Hope you are having a great Valentine weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  10. My favorite! I definitely think it is better than a hamburger. Hope your having a great weekend Jamie!
    ~Kim

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  11. Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

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  12. Oh WOW!!! That looks delicious!

    Thanks so much for partying at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!!

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  13. My goodness this looks delicious. I have a weekly link-up that just went live a bit ago and would love for you to come and share this there!
    http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-3.html

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  14. Yum, love patty melts, will definitely be trying these! I am a new follower!

    Christi
    www.the-not-so-perfect-momblog.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for sharing this on Manic Monday :) If you would like to be in the running for a feature next week could you please add a link back to the party in your post?

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  16. So...I'm just going to hang my head. Are you ready for this? I have never, ever had a patty melt! I know. How could I have gone through life this long without one?

    I will try to do better ;-)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky - it's brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

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  18. Thank you for dropping this by the Favorite Things Party!
    ~Red, White and Blueberries

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  19. Look so delicious! I love Patty Melts!

    ~Emily
    http://tossedsaladlife.com

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  20. Oh my, Jamie!! I love patty melts. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays. Can't wait to see what you brought to the party this week.
    Thanks, Nichi

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  21. Just had one of these while on vacation! It is my favorite type of "burger" Thanks for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party!

    See you next week! Cynthia http://FeedingBig.com

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  22. I have never tried a patty melt! After seeing yours, I really want one now! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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  23. Congrats!! Your Patty Melts are featured in this weeks Manic Monday party. http://bobbiskozykitchen.blogspot.com/2013/03/manic-monday-party-28.html

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  24. l LOVE your patty Melts. Thanks for your post.I will review it again.Recipes.

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  25. Hi Jamie,
    I pinned this one too! This is David's favorite sandwich and I've never made one. He'll be happy.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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