🍔🧀 Patty Melts With Secret Sauce 🧀🍔

Enjoy a classic diner favorite with these delicious Patty Melts with a Secret Sauce. This recipe combines juicy beef patties, caramelized onions, melty cheese, and a tangy secret sauce, all sandwiched between crispy slices of rye bread.

📋 Ingredients:

For the Patty Melts:

  • 🍔 1 pound ground beef
  • 🧂 1 teaspoon salt
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 🧅 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 🧈 4 tablespoons butter
  • 🍞 8 slices rye bread
  • 🧀 8 slices Swiss cheese (or your favorite cheese)

For the Secret Sauce:

  • 🥫 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 🍅 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 🥒 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 🧄 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 🧂 Salt and black pepper, to taste

📝 Directions:

  1. Prepare the Secret Sauce:
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, sweet pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix until well combined. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Set aside.
  1. Caramelize the Onions:
  • In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and caramelized, about 20-25 minutes. Reduce the heat if the onions start to brown too quickly. Once caramelized, remove the onions from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Cook the Beef Patties:
  • While the onions are caramelizing, season the ground beef with salt and black pepper. Divide the beef into 4 equal portions and shape them into thin patties, roughly the size of your bread slices.
  • In the same skillet used for the onions, cook the beef patties over medium-high heat until they are browned and cooked through, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Assemble the Patty Melts:
  • Butter one side of each slice of rye bread with the remaining butter.
  • On the unbuttered side of 4 bread slices, spread a generous amount of the secret sauce.
  • Place a slice of Swiss cheese on top of the sauce.
  • Add a cooked beef patty, followed by a portion of caramelized onions, and another slice of Swiss cheese.
  • Top with the remaining bread slices, buttered side up.
  1. Cook the Patty Melts:
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook the assembled sandwiches until the bread is golden brown and crispy, and the cheese is melted, about 3-4 minutes per side. You may need to cook them in batches depending on the size of your skillet.
  1. Serve:
  • Cut the patty melts in half and serve warm with any remaining secret sauce on the side.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4 patty melts

Calories: 600 kcal per patty melt

💡 Notes:

  • For added flavor, you can mix in some sautéed mushrooms or bell peppers with the caramelized onions.
  • If you prefer a spicier sauce, add a dash of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper.
  • These patty melts pair well with a side of fries, sweet potato fries, or a simple green salad.

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