Patty Melt Sandwich

Posted at 9:32 AM, Sep 06, 2020


For the Sandwich

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 6 tbsp. butter, softened, divided
  • 1 lg. onion, sliced
  • 6 slices rye bread
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • Chips and a pickle for serving

For the Sauce

  • 1 c. mayo
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped onion
  • ¼ c. ketchup or chili sauce
  • 4 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Make the dressing by mixing all of its ingredients together in a bowl with a whisk. Set aside.
  2. Divide the beef into 3 equal portions. Try to form the meat into patties that are close to the same shape as the bread you are using.
  3. Make an indentation in the center of each patty to prevent from ballooning up while cooking.
  4. Season with the salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside.
  5. Melt 2 tbsp. of the butter in a saute pan over med-high heat and add the onions, salt, and pepper.
  6. Cook the onions 8-10 minutes or until softened and are beginning to caramelize.
  7. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  8. Add a little more oil to the pan and reheat over med-high heat.
  9. Place the hamburger patties into the pan and cook about 4-5 minutes per side.
  10. Remove the mostly cooked patties from the pan and set aside.
  11. Preheat an electric griddle to 275 or preheat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  12. Spread the remaining butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  13. Place 3 slices of bread, buttered side down, on the griddle.
  14. Spread some of the sauce on the 3 slices of bread, opposite the butter.
  15. Place a slice of cheese on the bread, followed by one of the patties, 1/3 of the onions, and then one more slice of cheese.
  16. Repeat the process to build the other sandwiches.
  17. Top each sandwich with a slice of the bread, the buttered side up, and sauce spread on the other side.
  18. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and the cheese is melty.
  19. Slice in half and enjoy!