Rating: 4.82 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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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prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 patty melts
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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

822 calories; protein 45.8g; carbohydrates 36.7g; fat 54.2g; cholesterol 178mg; sodium 1358.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

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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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
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: 4 stars
11/02/2020
Great recipe, with a couple changes. I omitted pepper due to preference and subbed ground turkey (healthier). Not a fan of mayo so I used butter; out of rye so I used texas toast. Used swiss instead of cheddar. Add a few dashes or worchestershire to the meat mixture and most importantly, cooked onions for 20 minutes until browned. Caramelized and softened them even more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2020
So delicious, I am savoring it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2021
Supper yummy. I saved this one! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2021
Way up north we make these but use Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing instead of Mayo (inside only). We love patty melts and I’m sure many communities make the basic patty, cheese and rye bread with their own twist. This is a good basic recipe to work with. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2021
Great! Read More
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
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2020
Great recipe, with a couple changes. I omitted pepper due to preference and subbed ground turkey (healthier). Not a fan of mayo so I used butter; out of rye so I used texas toast. Used swiss instead of cheddar. Add a few dashes or worchestershire to the meat mixture and most importantly, cooked onions for 20 minutes until browned. Caramelized and softened them even more. Read More