Smothered Onion Patty Melts Recipe
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Smothered Onion Patty Melts Recipe

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Looking for a new twist on burgers? Margie Jarvis of Decatur, Tennessee has created a patty melt loaded with onions and Swiss cheese on rye bread. This flavorful combination is a great way to use ground turkey as well.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef or turkey
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  • 8 slices rye bread, toasted
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 539 calories, 25 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 973 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute onions in oil for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the mustard, garlic, thyme, oregano and remaining salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  3. Grill patties, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Place each patty on a slice of toast; top with cheese, onions and remaining toast. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Smothered Onion Patty Melts in Country Woman May/June 2006, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 539 calories, 25 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 973 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"A nice change from a regular burger! The whole family enjoyed them!"

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