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patty melt recipe

Patty Melt

The patty melt is a traditional cheeseburger with caramelized onions on sliced rye bread that's been enjoyed since the 40's.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 Lbs Ground Chuck Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 4 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 8 Slices Rye Bread
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 6 Dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper


  • Cut onion in half and then slice.
  • Mix ground beef with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties and set aside.
  • Butter both sides of your bread slices.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet at med-low heat. Add onion. Cook for about 20-25 min stirring occasionally until softened and browned.
  • While onions are cooking, place a large skillet over medium heat. Toast bread in the pan on both sides.
  • In the large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter at medium heat. Cook burgers for about 3-4 min on one side and flip. Continue cooking until done (140F for medium) usually another 3-5 minutes.
  • Once nearly done add cheese to burger. Cover to melt.
  • Stack up your burgers and enjoy!