I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Patty Melt

Every once in a while, I love to have a patty melt with lots of caramelized onions on them. My friend Chris loves patty melts, but without the onions. Make it however you like. You may want to split this sandwich with someone, it's pretty filling.

(serves 2)

*4 slices swiss cheese
*1/2 lb ground beef
*1 tablespoon olive oil
*1/2 teaspoon salt
*1/2 teaspoon black pepper
*1 teaspoon minced garlic
*1 cup onions, sliced
*3 tablespoons butter
*4 slices rye bread, (a sturdy rye bread)

~In a medium skillet sauté onions & 2 tablespoons butter until a light golden brown, stirring often.
~In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, olive oil, garlic, salt & pepper.
~Form ground beef into two patties that will fix the bread.
~Grill burgers, to desired doneness.
~Butter each slice of bread on one side.
~Place stove top griddle over med-low heat.
~Place 2 slices bread, butter side down on grill.
~Put 1 slice on cheese down on the 2 slices of bread.
~Divide onions in two and spread over cheese.
~Place burger over onions.
~Put the last two slices of cheese over the burgers.
~Place another slice of rye bread on top, buttered side up.
~Fry until bread in a deep golden brown.
~Carefully flip and grill other side until golden brown.
~Remove from heat and slice on a diagonal.

-substitute swiss cheese for American cheese, provolone cheese, pepper cheese or cheese of choice.
-substitute rye bread with your favorite bread, must be a good sturdy bread.

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