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Patty Melt Grilled Cheese

A classic American diner sandwich, with melted cheesy goodness, a juicy patty and caramelized onions – made in a waffle maker!!!

Patty Melt Grilled Cheese - A classic American diner sandwich, with melted cheesy goodness, a juicy patty and caramelized onions - made in a waffle maker!!!

Happy Halloween!

You know, I always struggle with his holiday.

It’s that need to find that perfect costume…

It’s not an easy task, especially when you’re dressing your baby corgi.

But I think we nailed it this year.

So please welcome Butters, Damn Delicious’ newest sushi chef.

Patty Melt Grilled Cheese - A classic American diner sandwich, with melted cheesy goodness, a juicy patty and caramelized onions - made in a waffle maker!!!

Yes, he clearly loves it.

And now I need sushi.

But wait.

Let’s inhale this grilled cheese first.

Because clearly we’re on the halloween diet.

With a big, juicy patty. And plenty of caramelized onions. With extra cheese.

K, thanks.

Patty Melt Grilled Cheese

A classic American diner sandwich, with melted cheesy goodness, a juicy patty and caramelized onions – made in a waffle maker!!!

15 minutes35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat a waffle iron to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the top and bottom of the waffle iron or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onions, garlic and thyme; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are very soft and caramelized, about 25 minutes; set aside.
  3. Divide ground beef into 4 balls; press each lightly to form 1/4-inch-thick patties; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet. Add patties to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through to medium rare, about 3-4 minutes per side, flipping only once.
  5. With a butter knife, spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread. Working in batches, place slices, mayonnaise side up, into the waffle iron. Top with patties, onions, cheese and remaining bread slices, mayonnaise side down. Close gently and cook until golden brown and crisp, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 425.0 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.0g 38%
Saturated Fat 12.5g 63%
Trans Fat 0.8g
Cholesterol 87.5mg 29%
Sodium 439.8mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 22.8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 5.8g
Protein 24.3g 49%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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19 comments

  1. I love the idea of making this in the waffle maker! And all of that melty cheese is perfection!

  2. Sounds so good!

  3. I don’t know which I enjoy most…your recipes or pictures of Butters. (p.s. I just purchased your cookbook)

  4. This patty melt looks amazing! I need this in my life!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  5. Looks delish! What kind of waffle maker do you recommend?

  6. Ah yeah, this is how it’s done! I must taste asap!!!!!

  7. The garlic and thyme was deleted from the recipe. How much of each to use please?

  8. He looks adorable! My Shih-Tzu, Patches is black and white and weight 6 pounds, so he’s small, and we’re dressing him up as a skunk. They make some seriously cute dog costumes. Have a Happy Halloween!
    Patty Melts are one of my favorite dishes, so I am totally going to try these, they look delicious!

  9. This patty melt grilled cheese is one of my favorite comfort food!
    Btw, Butters is rocking it in that costume!
    Happy Halloween 🙂
    Cheers,
    Amy

  10. Looks great. Love the shot of Butters

  11. Hi – to clarify, are the mayo sides of the bread touching the waffle iron? 

  12. Based on recent blog posts, looks like I need to invest in a waffle maker. This one looks good!

  13. Hi — This sounds yummy. Just a question, the directions say garlic and thyme but there is no garlic or thyme listed in the ingredients section. How much should you use? Thanks!