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Patty Melts Recipe
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Patty Melts Recipe

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“My husband often orders patty melts at restaurants, so I started fixing them at home,” says Leah Zimmerman of Ephrata, Pennsylvania. “I added horseradish to give them more zip, and now he loves them my way.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 thin slices sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
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  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices rye bread
  • 2 tablespoons Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 slices process American cheese or Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich (prepared with reduced-fat butter and reduced-fat salad dressing) equals 516 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 1,278 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Shape beef into two oval patties; sprinkle with salt and pepper. In the same skillet, cook patties over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160 and meat juices run clear; drain. Remove and keep warm.
  3. Spread remaining butter over one side of each slice of bread. Place in skillet, buttered side down, and toast until lightly browned.
  4. Combine salad dressing and horseradish. On two slices of toast, layer a slice of cheese, a beef patty, half of the onion and dressing mixture. Top with remaining toast. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Patty Melts in Cooking for 2 Fall 2007, p21

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich (prepared with reduced-fat butter and reduced-fat salad dressing) equals 516 calories, 24 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 108 mg cholesterol, 1,278 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 32 g protein.

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"Thumbs up on this one! It got the seal of approval from my youngest son and pickiest eater of the family. A nice different way to eat burgers."

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