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How to Make a Patty Melt
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How to Make a Patty Melt

Read this to learn how to make a Patty Melt and you'll soon be slinging out juicy burgers from your kitchen like a short order cook, whenever the craving hits!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 1047kcal


  • 6 slices Sourdough or Rye Bread
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 6 slices mild Cheddar cheese
  • ½ red onion (sliced)
  • 10 tablespoons butter (divided)
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper


  • Very lightly toast the bread to firm it up, then set aside.
  • Divide ground chuck into three equal portions and flatten each into a large rectangle, 1-2" longer than the bread. (it will shrink during cooking)
  • Liberally salt and pepper each side of the meat.
  • In heated skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add onions. Saute until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • Return skillet to heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter then add hamburger patties, cook on medium-high, working in batches as needed. Flip once and cook until patties reach your desired degree of doneness.
  • While patties are cooking spread 1 tablespoon of butter to exterior of each piece of bread and spread the inside of slice for each sandwich with mayo. Place buttered side down and add a slice of cheese to each slice of bread.
  • Place the patty on non-mayoed slice of bread, top with onions, and cover with the mayoed bread.
  • Place patty melts in clean skillet on medium heat and let cook until the toasted bread turns golden brown and cheese has melted, flip and repeat.
  • Serve immediately.


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Calories: 1047kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 97g | Saturated Fat: 49g | Cholesterol: 272mg | Sodium: 872mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1727IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 446mg | Iron: 3mg