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If you’re looking for an easy meal that’s sure to please the meat lovers in your family, look no further. This recipe is perfect. It received the ultimate approval from Tad, so it’s definitely a keeper!

I whipped these sandwiches up in about 30 minutes and served it with Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup from Trader Joe’s (OMG this stuff is amazing. Once you go Trader Joe’s, you never go back. True story). I also added a pickle to the plate.  I figured it was very city diner-esque.  I mean, what soup and sandwich isn’t served with a pickle?

The most difficult part of this recipe is cooking the patties… and that’s not very difficult. I have a tendency to overcook meat because of my fear of a devastating illness (dramatic much?) but these patties turned out perfectly. It’s a fool-proof recipe!

And in case you missed it above, please go buy the Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup from Trader Joe’s.  Do it. Right now. Please. (You will NOT be disappointed).

Patty Melts (Adapted from The Pioneer Woman)


1 stick butter
1 large onion, sliced
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
5-6 dashes worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
8 slices swiss cheese
8 slices rye bread


Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in a medium skillet on medium/low heat. Add the sliced onion to the skillet and cook until golden brown and soft, about 25 minutes. In a separate bowl, mix together the beef, worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. Divide meat into 4 parts and form them into patties. In a separate skillet, melt 2 Tbsp. of butter and cook the patties until they are cooked through the middle.

To assemble the sandwiches: slice of bread–> slice of cheese–> hamburger patty–> 1/4 of the cooked onions–> slice of cheese–> slice of bread. Grill the sandwiches on a griddle or skillet with 2 Tbsp. melted butter. Cook on both sides until golden brown and cheese is melted.