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Smothered Onion Patty Melts Recipe

Smothered Onion Patty Melts Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

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 Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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