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Patty Melt with Caramelized Onions

Patty Melt with Caramelized Onions

A delicious lunch with creamy swiss cheese.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 815 kcal


Caramelized Onions

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Vidalia onion (peeled and sliced to length)
  • 1 pinch Brown Sugar

Beef Patty

  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 1/4 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tbsp Onion powder
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Sourdough Bread

  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese


Caramelized Onions

  • Heat olive oil and butter over medium heat in a non-stick cooking pan or skillet.
  • Add sliced onions to the pan and sautee until golden brown. This process can take between 50 minutes to and 1 hour if done correctly. If the onions are browning to quickly, simply add water to deglaze them and lower the heat a little. Add brown sugar to sweeten and salt to taste.

Patty Melt

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Form beef into patties slightly larger than the bread slice you'll be using, they'll shrink when cooked.
  • Using any pan, cook the patties on medium heat on both sides until there's no pink in the middle.
  • In a small bowl, mix the butter and mayonnaise until combined.
  • Spread the mayo/butter mixture on each piece of sourdough on one side each.
  • Using a pan, place a slice of buttered sourdough into the pan, butter side down. Place 1 slice of swiss cheese on the dry side. Add caramelized onions over the cheese. Place the beef patty over the onions and another slice of swiss cheese. Finally, place another piece of sourdough with the buttered side up.
  • Cook until golden brown and the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Keyword lunch sandwich, melt sandwich, patty melt