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Patty Melt on Pumpernickel

Rated as 4.6 out of 5 Stars

"Juicy cooked beef patties with steak sauce, sweet onions, and Swiss cheese are sandwiched on slices of pumpernickel bread and grilled on the skillet until hot and melty."
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59 m servings 787 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 sandwiches)


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  1. Melt the 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until tender and golden brown.
  2. Combine ground beef, steak sauce, garlic powder, oregano, and pepper in a large bowl. Shape into four 4-inch patties that are 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Heat the skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink, turning once. Drain fat from skillet and wash skillet.
  4. Place 4 slices of bread on a cutting board. Top each with 1 slice of cheese, a beef patty, 1/4 of the onions, 1 slice of cheese, and another slice of bread. Brush outside of sandwiches with 2 tablespoons melted butter. Preheat the clean skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches, half at a time, for 6 minutes or until cheese melts and bread is toasted, turning once.
  5. [Cleaning tip: Once the stove top is cool, wipe up any oil splatters or spills with Clorox(R) Disinfecting Wipes*.]


  • *Use as directed. For surfaces that may come in contact with food, a potable water rinse is required.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 787 calories; 46.7 g fat; 42.6 g carbohydrates; 49 g protein; 176 mg cholesterol; 821 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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While I found #5 in the directions off putting (“Cleaning tip: Once the stove top is cool, wipe up any oil splatters or spills with Chlorox Disinfecting Wipes), it wasn’t enough to dampen my ent...

Hardly have ever had patty melts before. Found it tasty and a refreshing change from a normal barbecued burger on a bun. One thing I did change was using generic spray kitchen cleaner with blea...

Delicious! I have never made or eaten a patty melt, so this was a wonderful treat for us. I omitted the oregano from the meat mixture and used marble rye bread...this is a keeper~YUM! Thanks for...

Only 4 stars cuz of all my changes. Sorry, but this recipe deserves 10 stars!! These sammies were AWESOME!! First of all I used Johnsonville's Bratwurst & spicy Italian sausages in place of the ...

The ground beef mixture made a good burger. Pretty much just a standard patty melt, but we enjoyed it.

Good recipe, but i brown my bread slices on both sides of bread until lightly browned Then I add the cooked burger patty, cheese and onions and put back in pan to melt cheese and heat through. ...

I have been wanting to make this recipe for a while but I never had the pumpernickel or rye bread on hand. I finally decided to make my own bread using the perfect bread found on this site. (Car...

What's better than a diner classic when the cold weather comes around? Made this classic sandwich using Johnsonville brand Sweet Italian Sausage. Substituted ketchup for the steak sauce and mayo...

The sandwiches were good but a little dry, maybe they needed the half TBL of steak sauce per burger, but I'm not fond of it. Never having made a patty melt before this is what I learned. The ba...