Easy Patty Melts

  • 8 slices of sourdough bread, buttered on one side
  • 1 lb. ground beef, mixed with your favorite burger seasoning
  • 4 large slices sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. BBQ sauce
  • 3 T. french fried onions or peppers

Preheat your griddle to medium-high heat. If you have a split griddle, you can prepare the bread and the patties at the same time. If not, prepare the bread first and then prepare the patties.

To prepare the bread, place it — buttered side down — on the griddle and fry until the surface of the slices of bread are golden and crispy. Remove from the griddle and save for the patty melt assembly.

To prepare the patties, form the seasoned ground beef into 4 patties (shape them to fit the slices of bread you have) and place them on the griddle. Fry without moving the patties for 5 minutes and then flip them over. Place the slices of cheese on the done side of the patties and fry the other side 4-5 minutes or until the patties have reached your desired level of doneness.

To assemble, stir together the BBQ sauce and french fried onions or peppers to make a sauce. Evenly distribute the sauce among the 4 bottom slices of bread for the melts. Place a hot beef patty on top of each bottom slice of bread and add the top slices of bread to the top of the melts. Serve immediately.

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes