Steak and Shake Frisco Melt Recipe (Copycat)

Steak and Shake Frisco Melt Recipe (Copycat)

Steak and Shake is the best fast food to order from when I’m craving for delicious burgers that are almost always overloaded with meat and cheese. From their list of burgers, my favorite is their Frisco Melt sandwich burger. It’s an appetizing burger that’s different from the rest because it uses sourdough bread instead of regular hamburger buns. Aside from that, the double patty is made from three different ground beef parts, topped with two kinds of cheese slices, and a homemade tangy Frisco sauce. All of these combined make for a satisfying and filling sandwich that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

My Frisco melt Steak and Shake copycat recipe is really simple. Since I’m familiar with making homemade burgers, it was really fun cooking and assembling this sandwich. I started making the hamburger patties first by mixing together ground round beef, ground sirloin, and ground chuck, then shaping them into patties. I recommend refrigerating so that it holds its shape while cooking. And then, I made the Frisco sauce which is made of thousand island dressing, French dressing, ketchup, and worcestershire sauce. This slightly sweet and tangy sauce is the key ingredient to making this Frisco melt sandwich extra delicious.

I then prepared the seasoning mix and the sourdough bread. You would also need to butter the 4 pieces of sourdough bread so it’s toasted and crispy. I began cooking the patties and then sprinkled the seasoning mix, and cooked both sides until it browns. I also toasted the sourdough bread on a griddle while the burger cooked. After a few minutes, both ingredients were ready to be assembled.

Since the Frisco melt sauce tasted good, I added a bit more onto the bread then placed the meat patties, Swiss cheese, American cheese, and the other toasted sourdough bread. My copycat Frisco melt recipe was a success. It was so satisfying and wonderful to eat this Frisco burger. I even made some vanilla milkshake and crispy french fries on the side for a full Steak and Shake eating experience!

How To Make How To Make Steak and Shake Frisco Melt (Copycat)

This copycat Steak n’ Shake Frisco melt sandwich serves plenty of beef, cheese, and a tangy homemade frisco sauce in between toasted sourdough bread.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



For Burger Mix:

  • 8ozground round
  • 4ozground sirloin
  • 4ozground chuck

For Seasoning Mix:

  • tspssalt
  • 1tspground black pepper
  • ¼tsponion salt
  • ¼tspgarlic salt

For Frisco Sauce:

  • ½cupthousand island dressing
  • ½cupFrench salad dressing
  • 2tbspsketchup
  • ¼tspworcestershire sauce

For Sandwich:

  • 4sourdough bread,sliced
  • 1tbspsoftened butter
  • 2American cheese,sliced
  • 2Swiss cheese,sliced


  1. In a medium-sized bowl add the ground round, ground sirloin, and ground chuck. Combine and mix. Allow meat to rest about 10 minutes in the refrigerator before forming four 4-ounce balls of meat.

  2. While the meat is resting combine the salt, black pepper, onion salt, and garlic salt in a small bowl.

  3. Prepare the Frisco sauce by combining the thousand island dressing, French dressing, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Set aside.

  4. Preheat the griddle to 375 degrees F. Butter bread on one side, and allow the bread to toast on the griddle while the burger cooks.

  5. Once the cooking surface has heated up fully, place the meatballs onto the cast iron skillet. Press the burgers into thin patties. Use a spatula to press the burgers into thin patties. Season with the burger seasoning.

  6. These burgers cook very quickly for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side. Once the edges begin to brown, flip the burgers and season them again. Place the 4 slices of cheese onto the meat patties.

  7. They will need to cook for 1 to 2 minutes before they are cooked through.

To Assemble:

  1. Spread the Frisco sauce on the untoasted portion of the bread liberally.

  2. Build the burger starting with a piece of the toasted bread, and then place a meat patty topped with Swiss cheese, and then one topped with American cheese, and top with a piece of toasted bread.


  • Calories: 3904.12kcal
  • Protein: 157.44g
  • Cholesterol: 225.65mg
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