Patty Melts

Portion Size: 4 oz. patty on 2 slices bread

Ingredients: Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients Notes: 
2 1/2 Pounds lean ground beef 
½ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
16 slice rye breadMay use whole wheat.
1 large onionWashed, peeled and diced. 
8 slices cheese
¼ cup margarine, soften 
2 tablespoons catsup (optional)
2 tablespoons mustard(optional) 
For gluten free (GF): Use GF bread. Always check each ingredient to be sure it is gluten free.


Steps:Directions: Critical Control Point /Quality Assurance
1Mix ground beef with garlic and pepper.   
2Form beef into eight equal beef patties.  
3Broil, grill, or sauté until no longer pink inside.  Set asideCook until internal temperature reaches 165 F degrees for 15 seconds
4Saute onion until tender.  Set aside.
5Spread 1 slice of slice of bread with margarine. 
6Heat pan to medium high heat. Place bread with the side down in pan. Top with hamburger, onions, and cheese. May add mustard or catsup as desired. Top with another slice of bread with the margarine side out. Turn when bread is golden brown, 
7Serve immediately warm. 

Jacqueline Larson M.S., R.D.N. and Associates