Italian Patty Melts Recipe
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Italian Patty Melts Recipe

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End the week on a fun note with an easy-to-serve and easy-to-enjoy sandwich. Either serve these Italian-style burgers as a sandwich or open-faced with extra sauce. Simple and Delicious Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 490 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 785mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, 1/4 cup spaghetti sauce, bread crumbs and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four oval patties; set aside.
  2. Combine butter and seasonings; brush over both sides of bread. In a large skillet, toast bread until lightly browned; set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.
  4. Spoon remaining sauce over patties; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. Place burgers on four slices of toast; top with remaining toast. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Italian Patty Melts in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p10

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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RockinRLady User ID: 1218478 210220
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"I put the bread on an electric griddle to cook as the patties were fixed in the skillet."

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 103210
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"These looked so good, but didn't taste all that well. I'd much rather just have a plain ol' hamburger."

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