Homemade Patty Melt Recipe


  • 2 small onions sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 8 slices sour dough (or rye bread)
  • 16 slices swiss cheese or cheddar
  • 1/4 cup thousand island dressing optional
  • grainy mustard (optional)
Beef Patties
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Combine sliced onions and 2 tablespoons butter in  a large frying pan. Cook over low heat until onions are golden, about 20-25 minutes Meanwhile, prepare remaining ingredients.
  2. Combine beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper. Divide into 4 patties shaped similar to the bread.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon butter to a pan over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes on each side or to desired doneness.
  4. Lightly butter both sides of the bread slices. Place the bread buttered side down on a griddle or in a skillet.
  5. Add dressing and mustard.  Top with cheese, onions and beef patty.
  6. Add the second slice of bread on top and grill on each side until hot and melted and bread is lightly toasted.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 1013

Carbohydrates: 42g

Protein: 57g

Fat: 67g

Saturated Fat: 35g

Cholesterol: 215mg

Sodium: 929mg

Potassium: 607mg

Fiber: 4g

Sugar: 7g

Vitamin A: 1325IU

Vitamin C: 2.9mg

Calcium: 975mg

Iron: 4.8mg

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