Classic Homemade Patty Melt Recipe

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Mia Davis Modified: March 22, 2022
Classic Homemade Patty Melt Recipe

How To Make Classic Homemade Patty Melt

Whip up this juicy and cheesy patty melt made with tender beef patties, coated in a creamy and tangy dressing, for a hearty meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 2small onions,sliced
  • 4tbspbutter,divided
  • 8sour dough slices,or rye bread
  • 16swiss cheese slices,or cheddar cheese
  • ¼cupthousand island dressing,optional
  • grainy mustard,optional

For Beef Patties:

  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 1tspWorcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Combine the sliced onions and 2 tablespoons of butter in a large frying pan. Cook over low heat for about 20 to 25 minutes until the onions are golden.

  2. Combine the beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Divide into 4 patties shaped similar to the bread.

  3. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a pan over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or to the desired level of doneness.

  4. Lightly butter both sides of the bread slices. Place the bread, buttered side down, on a griddle or in a skillet.  

  5. Add the dressing and mustard, then top with cheese, onions, and beef patty. Place the second slice of bread on top, then grill on each side until hot and melted, and the bread is lightly toasted.

  6. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 1655.36kcal
  • Fat: 77.92g
  • Saturated Fat: 38.13g
  • Trans Fat: 1.82g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 157.69g
  • Fiber: 7.61g
  • Sugar: 18.42g
  • Protein: 80.69g
  • Cholesterol: 218.15mg
  • Sodium: 2088.79mg
  • Calcium: 1079.49mg
  • Potassium: 836.06mg
  • Iron: 13.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 351.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.80mg
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