Patty Melt Recipe

January 29, 2023
Patty Melt Recipe

A patty melt is a classic sandwich made with a beef patty, caramelized onions, and melted cheese on rye bread. It is traditionally cooked on a griddle or frying pan and served hot. This hearty sandwich can be garnished with lettuce, tomato, and Thousand Island dressing for added flavor.

The Patty Melt is a mouthwatering and comforting American sandwich that combines the best elements of a hamburger and a grilled cheese. This delectable treat features a juicy beef patty seasoned to perfection, topped with caramelized onions, and enclosed between two slices of buttered and toasted rye bread with generous layers of gooey melted Swiss cheese. The combination of savory flavors from the beef, sweetness from the onions, and the richness of the cheese makes the Patty Melt an irresistible delight. Whether served as a quick lunch or a hearty dinner, this classic recipe is sure to satisfy any craving for a warm and flavorful sandwich. Enjoy it with a side of crispy fries or a refreshing coleslaw for a truly satisfying meal.

How to make Patty Melt

Prep Time: 05 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 (12 oz) tub red salsa (preferably from the refrigerated section)
  • 1 lbs ground beef lean, 90/10
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning (1-2 packets)


1. Add all ingredients to a Crock-Pot.

2. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
*If you’re able to, stir the meat every few hours, draining off any liquid into a heat-proof container. Allow the discarded liquid to cool before throwing it away in the garbage.
**Serve meat with your favorite taco or salad fixings

Instant Pot:

Add all ingredients to pressure cooker and mix up as best as you can. Seal lid and set to pressure cook high for 10 minutes. Allow vent to slow release for 20 minutes. Once meat is finished cooking, drain off any liquid into a heat-proof container. Note: This liquid has some fat in it, so do not pour down a garbage disposal.

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