Cheeseburger/Patty Melt Recipe…Om nom nom!

January 9, 2009

Mmmn..I just finished eating Snowbird Chicken Platter takeout from Bugaboo Creek..I wait all week as I diet for my Friday night takeout. Scrumptious! Why can’t I make chicken that tastes so delish??

Annnyways..I mentioned in a previous entry how I was going to attempt making some Cheeseburgers (or patty melts) from a recipe I found online. While they didn’t turn out the way I wanted cosmetically (electric stove and lame ass frying pan=broken bread and black spots) they were delicious to eat. So, as promised, here is the recipe! Credit to yumsugar.com for the find! (Pics from Yumsugar, mine just weren’t as pretty as mentioned above!)

cheeseburger patty melt recipe

Katie Lee Joel’s Award-Winning Burger

  • 1 pound ground beef (85 percent lean)
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium yellow onion, half grated, the other half thinly sliced (*I used 1/2 white onion chopped in food processor)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (*I did without, didn’t have it – still turned out good!)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 slices white bread (*I used whole wheat, I try to avoid bleached bread!)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (*I used Smart Balance, cuts some calories 🙂 )
  • 12 slices American cheese, optional(*I used 2% american, 1 per burger – once again to cut some calories)
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the beef, egg, grated onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined.
  2. Form into thin patties. (Makes 6!)
  3. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers about 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Drain the grease from the skillet.
  5. In the same skillet, place six slices of bread, butter side down. Top each with a slice of cheese, if desired, some onions and a burger. Top with remaining slices of cheese, if using, and bread, butter side up.
  6. Cook each sandwich until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
  7. Serve with mustard, ketchup, pickles, or any other desired hamburger toppings.

Ryan and I gobbled them up..they were fantastic! If you are a fan of burgers you’ll have to give these a try 🙂

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