A lot of tailgating foods are comfort foods. A lot of comfort foods are served in diners. Today, we are celebrating what could quite possibly be the most comforting burger on a diner menu, the patty melt. With oozing cheese and plenty of butter, it’s like a burger got dunked in a grilled cheese. We’ll take two please.
Note: We cook this sandwich on a stove top, instead of on a grill. But feel free to grill up your burger patty if that’s the method you prefer.
- 2 oz caramelized onions
- 1 (5oz) beef patty
- Salt & pepper
- Mayo (for the insides of the bread)
- 2 slices white bread*
- 2 slices Swiss cheese
- 2 bread & butter pickle slices
*Use whole wheat if you’re looking to make
this a little healthier for you.
For the Onions:
To turn raw onions into caramelized onions, slice an onion into thin rounds and then add the slices into a skillet with 3 oz of butter. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour.
To Cook the Patty Melt:
- Turn on your burner on high.
- Season both sides of the beef patty with salt & pepper.
- While you cook your patty, toast the bread slices and smear with mayo.
- Place into a skillet and sear one side of the burger patty.
- Flip the patty, top the patty with the caramelized onions and then top with the cheese.
- Place your patty on the bottom slice of bread, top with pickles and then with the other slice.
- Press together and serve!