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Patty Melts Recipe

Patty Melts Recipe

“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. YIELD:2 servings


  • 10 thin slices sweet onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 516 calories, 24g fat (11g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 1278mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 32g protein.

Reviews for Patty Melts

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rkane User ID: 923393 242862
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"Excellent! Followed recipe as written."

cwbuff User ID: 441425 77676
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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