Monday, February 21, 2011

Patty Melt

It was time for a burger; time for some Man Food. I made these for my husband, Pritchard Parker.

Patty Melt
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 large sweet onion, sliced
1 pound ground chuck
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, sliced
2 Tbsp. butter
4 whole wheat buns

Heat oil, in a cast iron skillet or other heavy frying pan, over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion slices. Cook and stir the onions until tender and caramelized. Remove onions from the skillet and set aside.

While the onions are cooking, gently pat the ground chuck into 4 patties, handling the meat as little as possible; salt and pepper to taste. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter each bun and place on a baking sheet. Slice the cheese.

Toast the buns in the preheated oven until just beginning to brown.

Place the burger patties into the hot skillet and cook until well browned on the first side. Flip over and cook until almost done. Top with the reserved onions and with the cheese slices. Turn off heat and cover the skillet. Let the burgers rest and the cheese melt, in the residual heat,  for about 10 minutes.

Serve on the toasted buns with potato chips and a dill pickle.


  1. always a classic, always delicious. thanks so much for sharing, this looks yum worthy to say the least :)

  2. Yes, man food at it's best. I love onions like that on a sandwich, so yummy!

  3. Man food is the perfect food to be enjoyed with a cold beer :o) My husband would love this meal as well and so would I and the kids! Yum!

  4. this looks really delicious! thanks for sharing this.

  5. I was craving such a burger all day today! Mouth-watering delicious!

  6. Hello I am featuring this great recipe in my Wednesday Wanderings collection. Thanks!

  7. I love man food as much as any man. Burgers cooked in a cast iron skillet are the best.

  8. that is absolutely irresitible !! i wish i could bite in it right away !!