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Patty Melts with an Italian Twist

Patty Melts with an Italian Twist

These Patty Melts with an Italian twist have all deliciousness of a traditional Patty Melt, just a little twist
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Sandwiches
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 512 kcal


  • 1 pound extra-lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 8 slices Italian bread
  • 2 yellow onions thinly sliced and caramelized*
  • 4 ounces Fontina cheese
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  • Form the beef into 4 oblong patties (sized to fit the bread slices); season with salt, pepper, and Italian Seasonings. Fry or broil to desired degree of doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-well.
  • Place a patty on each of 4 slices of bread; divide the onions over each patty, then top with cheese slices. Close the sandwich. Lightly brush butter on the outside of the bread; sprinkle both sides with the Parmesan cheese.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat; lightly brush with olive oil; place the sandwich into the skillet and cook until nicely browned; flip and repeat with the other side.
  • *To caramelize the onions, heat 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter together in a large sauté pan over medium heat. When melted, add the onions and stir well. Once the onions start to sizzle, reduce the heat to medium-low and slowly cook the onions to a deep brown, stirring occasionally (about 15 - 20 minutes). Keep the heat fairly low to keep the onions from burning. The slow cooking helps them develop a deep sweet flavor.


Serving: 1gCalories: 512kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 46gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 694mgFiber: 2g
Keyword patty melt sandwich
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