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Smothered Onion Patty Melts

 Smothered Onion Patty Melts
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.
4 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

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Directions (continued)

  • cheese, onions and remaining toast. Yield: 4 servings.
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.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.