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Classic Patty Melt

Step aside hamburgers...
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Burgers, Ground Beef, Meat
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 455kcal


  • 1 lb Savannah River Farms Ground Beef
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 thin slices rye bread
  • 6 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup caramelized onions
  • 6 thin slices American cheese


  • Shape beef into 4 thin patties slightly larger than slices of bread. Heat large cast iron skillet on medium-high. Season patties with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper and cook 2 minutes per side; transfer to a plate.
  • Wipe out skillet and return to medium-low heat. Spread mayo on 1 side of each slice of bread. In 2 batches, place 2 slices bread mayo-side down in the skillet.
  • Top each with 1½ slices Swiss cheese, a beef patty, caramelized onions, 1½ slices American cheese, and second slice of bread, mayo-side up.
  • Place small skillet (wrapped in foil) on top of sandwiches to press and cook until bread is golden brown and crisp, 3 minutes per side.