Patty Melt – A Comfort Food

Comfort food is often something “old school” and this Patty Melt recipe is no exception. Plus it is perfect for icky, chilly, rainy, and snowy weather. It just seems right.

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Old School Patty Melt – A Comfort Food Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Old School Patty Melt – A Comfort Food Recipe


2 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

1/4 cup butter

Olive oil

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

8 slices Swiss cheese

8 slices rye bread


  1. Cook sliced onions in 1 Tablespoon each butter and olive oil until caramelized and soft - about 10 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire and remove from heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix ground beef with garlic powder and season with salt & pepper. Shape into 2 patties, each a little larger than the rye bread. Cook patties over medium/high heat in a little oil, about 5 minutes. Flip and add 2 slices of cheese to each patty and cook an additional 3-4 minutes for medium rare.
  3. Meanwhile, butter one side of 4 pieces of the bread and place butter-side down in a non-stick pan. Place one patty on each slice of bread, then a generous layer of onions and top with remaining bread. Cook on medium until golden brown - then butter the top, flip and repeat. Remove, slice and eat.
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Sam Zien

is host of the TV show Sam the Cooking Guy, author of 3 cookbooks and a frequent guest in the Today Show kitchen. He’s also and proud of his “big in taste but small in effort” cooking style — “food that anyone can make,” he likes to say.

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