Patty Melt with Secret Sauce


OMG so goood This Patty Melts with MY Secret Sauce is my absolute favorite sandwich! Absolutely a hit!

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I copied this into my recipe file. It sounds delicious! Especially that sauce! I’ll be making over the week end. Only substitution will be ground turkey instead of beef.

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Make a patty melt with secret sauce next time you’re craving some seriously indulgent comfort food! A thin ground beef patty is layered with caramelized onions, two types of melty cheese, and a tangy secret sauce.

A variation of the classic cheeseburger, the patty melt is a diner menu staple. Served on buttered rye bread instead of a bun, the patty melt is pan fried until golden brown and melty. Hearty, comforting, and delicious!


1 1/2 pounds ground beef

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

12 slices sourdough bread

1/2 cup Secret Sauce

3 medium Vidalia onions, thinly sliced

6 slices Cheddar cheese

8 tablespoons unsalted butter

Secret Sauce:

1/4 cup Dijon mustard

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon barbecue sauce

1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

In a small bowl, stir together mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.


In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Shape ground beef into 6 oval patties.

In a medium cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and golden brown, approximately 35 minutes.

In a large cast-iron skillet, cook patties over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat. Remove patties from skillet; wipe out skillet.

Layer 1 bread slice with 1 tablespoon Secret Sauce, 2 to 3 tablespoons caramelized onions, 1 slice cheese, 1 patty, and another 1 tablespoon Secret Sauce. Top with another bread slice. Repeat with remaining bread, Secret Sauce, caramelized onions, cheese, and patties.

Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Working in batches, cook sandwiches, flipping once, until golden brown and heated through, approximately 3 minutes per side. Add remaining butter to skillet as needed.

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