A quick, easy, and basic recipe for patty melts. I used Jewish rye bread but any bread will work as long as it's rye. I double the cheese but feel free to use 1 slice per patty melt.

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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season ground beef with salt and pepper and divide into 3 equal-sized balls. Shape each ball as close as possible to the shape of the bread. Make an indentation in the center of each patty with your thumb.

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook onion until soft and translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from the skillet and divide into 3 equal portions. Place beef patties into the same skillet and cook until desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Meanwhile, spread 1 teaspoons mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread.

  • Place bread mayonnaise side-down in the skillet. Top with 1 slice of cheese, 1 beef patty, 1/3 of the onions, a second slice of cheese, and another slice of bread, mayonnaise side up. Cook bread until golden brown and cheese has started to melt, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip each sandwich over and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Putting an indentation on the beef patties helps them from puffing up.

Nutrition Facts

821.5 calories; protein 45.8g 92% DV; carbohydrates 36.7g 12% DV; fat 54.2g 83% DV; cholesterol 178mg 59% DV; sodium 1358.1mg 54% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2020
I am the submitter of this recipe and depending on how large my bread slices are is how much mayo I use. Since I am a mayo lover, I normally slather 2 tsp mayo per slice of bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2020
I believe the 2 tsp. of mayo on one side of each of the 6 slices of bread is exactly what was meant. If you'd like to adjust the amount you certainly may. I made these and they were delicious. The mayo on the outside of the bread afforded a lovely toasted sandwich. This was so simple and my family loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
I am the submitter of this recipe and depending on how large my bread slices are is how much mayo I use. Since I am a mayo lover, I normally slather 2 tsp mayo per slice of bread. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2020
We have a favorite diner where we order a wonderful Patty Melt. I have tried to make them at home and they are never that good. When I saw this recipe I decided to try it although I was hesitant to put mayo on the outside. They were delicious and as good as the ones at the diner. Read More
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