The Classic Patty Melt
onion, beef patty, mayonnaise, white bread, Swiss cheese, pickles
Sandwiches and Burgers
A lot of tailgating foods are comfort foods. A lot of comfort foods are served in diners. Today, we are celebrating what could quite possibly be the most comforting burger on a diner menu: the patty melt.
With oozing cheese and plenty of butter, it’s like a burger got dunked in a grilled cheese. Holy moly. We’ll take two, please!
2 ounces caramelized onions* (see directions below)
1 (5-ounce) beef patty
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Mayonnaise, to taste
2 slices white bread*
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 bread and butter pickle slices
Turn your burner on high.*
Season both sides of the beef patty with salt and pepper. Place into a skillet and sear one side of the burger patty.
Flip the patty, top with the caramelized onions, and then top with the cheese.
While you cook your patty, toast the bread slices and smear with mayo.
Place your patty on the bottom slice of bread, top with pickles, and finish with the second slice of bread. Press together and serve!
Pro Tip 1:
To turn raw onions into caramelized onions, slice an onion into thin rounds and then add the slices into a skillet with 3 ounces of butter. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour.
Pro Tip 2:
Use whole wheat if you’re looking to make this a (very) little bit healthier.
Pro Tip 3:
We cook this sandwich on a stove top instead of on a grill. But feel free to grill up your burger patty if that’s the method you prefer.