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Italian Patty Melts Recipe

Italian Patty Melts Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Italian Patty Melts

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

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

MY REVIEW
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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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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