patty melt

hi. this is the most college kid meal ever. it’s cheap, easy, and really delicious. this might be a recurring theme on this blog. oh well. i immediately texted my brother this recipe and he made it the next night. he added mushrooms, and i’m not mad about it.

while you could make your own beef patty with ground beef, onions, and spices, i opted for using good ol’ fashioned bubba burgers. found in the freezer aisle, bubba burgers are ready to go!

Served Patty Melt on Plate


patty melt (for one)


  • 1 burger patty
  • 2 slices of bread (your choice)
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • swiss cheese
  • couple dashes of worcestershire sauce
  • mustard & mayo (or whatever condiment you choose)
  • s&p


in a heavy skillet or cast iron pan, melt a tablespoon of butter over medium-low heat. add the sliced onion. cook down for 15 – 20 minutes. stir in a couple dashes of worcestershire. cook for a couple more minutes. remove from heat and set aside.

meanwhile, in a different cast iron pan, cook the burger patty until medium/medium well. (bubba burgers have directions on the box, so cook as directed). once cooked, turn off heat & set the burger aside. (remember: it will continue cooking when off the heat and when it’s grilled in the sandwich later)

in a clean skillet or griddle, melt a tablespoon  of butter over medium heat. once melted, add one piece of bread, then add some cheese, then the cooked burger, and then the onions, some more cheese, and the other piece of bread. press down & grill over medium heat until golden brown. add a touch more butter, flip over the sandwich, and cook the other side until golden brown. the cheese should be melted.

season with salt & pepper. slice in half and serve with mustard and mayo or as is!




Patty Melt in the Pan


Patty Melt Cut in Half


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