Monday, November 10, 2014

The Ultimate Patty Melt

Sometimes you just have to change up the good old american burger. I definitely accomplished that with this Patty Melt. It is the ultimate man sandwich to. I made it for the other half and well he was stuffed. Easy peasy and quick to! This is a perfect quick weeknight dinner. Serve it alongside some tator tots, fries or onion rings.

With the holidays creeping up quickly and all the running around we do with the kids I need to create quick and easy dinners. Mushrooms, bacon , beef and two cheeses, a slather of spicy mayo, all squished together and toasted to perfection. I'll take two please!


1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 pound ground beef chuck 80/20

1 tablespoon ketchup

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

8 slices bread, sour dough or white

4 ounces aged sharp cheddar, thinly sliced

4 ounces meunster cheese, thinly sliced

8 slices bacon, cooked and cooled

8 teaspoons mayonnaise

1 teaspoon sriracha

4 teaspoons butter


Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until soft about 6 minutes. 

Gently mix, beef, ketchup, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, in a medium bowl. Divide into 4 portions and press each between 2 pieces of parchment or waxed paper until about 1/4" thick (you want them roughly the same dimensions as the bread you're using.)

Heat a large skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, cook patties, pressing gently, until browned but still pink in the center, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Mix the mayonaise and sriracha and set aside.

Wipe out skillet and reduce heat to medium. Spread the inside of each bread slice with 1 teaspoon of the mayo mixture. Top 4 slices of bread with cheddar, then beef patties, mushrooms, muenster cheese and then bacon. Close up sandwiches and add 1 teaspoon of butter to the skillet.

Place the sandwiches in the skillet and weight with a foil-covered heavy pan. Cook until bottom slice is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove weighted pan add more butter if needed, flip and weight again. Cook until other side is golden brown and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes.


  1. This looks so-cheesy and yum!! I am close to lunch hour and these pictures make me want a bite of this!!


  2. This looks awesome, Rina! I'm dying for one right now!

  3. Wow! this looks awesome! I can see this becoming a favourite! We love melted cheese, but to pair it with Bacon and Beef?? YUM!! :D Happy FF!

  4. This is my kind of sandwich! So awesome! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  5. When I was a kid, I'd go to the Woolworth's downtown, sit at their diner counter and order a patty melt, fries and a chocolate shake. It was my favorite lunch ever! I still order a patty melt anytime I see them on the menu. Thanks for sharing! Also wanted to let you know about a new linky party starting this Saturday (tonight!!!) at 8pm called “Found & Foraged” Can’t wait to party with you at

  6. Wow, this really does look incredible; the ULTIMATE for sure! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! ♥

  7. This really looks so good! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  8. Umm...yes I'll take one please! Thanks for linking up with SNF! Pinned to our party board!