Patty Melts with Secret Sauce Recipe

Patty Melts are a classic comfort food favorite that combines juicy beef patties, caramelized onions, melted cheese, and a savory secret sauce, all sandwiched between slices of grilled rye bread. This recipe takes the traditional patty melt to the next level with the addition of a delicious secret sauce that adds a burst of flavor to every bite. Perfect for lunch, dinner, or any time you’re craving a satisfying meal, these patty melts are sure to become a new family favorite.




For the Secret Sauce:
– 1/2 cup mayonnaise
– 2 tablespoons ketchup
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
– 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
– Salt and pepper to taste

For the Patty Melts:
– 1 lb ground beef
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 1 large onion, thinly sliced
– 8 slices rye bread
– 8 slices Swiss cheese
– Butter for grilling


**1. Prepare the Secret Sauce:**
– In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, ketchup, Dijon mustard, sweet pickle relish, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

**2. Cook the Beef Patties:**
– Divide the ground beef into 4 equal portions and shape them into patties. Season both sides of the patties with salt and pepper.
– Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are cooked to your desired level of doneness. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

**3. Caramelize the Onions:**
– In the same skillet, add the thinly sliced onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft and golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

**4. Assemble the Patty Melts:**
– Spread a generous amount of the secret sauce on one side of each slice of rye bread.
– Place a slice of Swiss cheese on top of the sauce on 4 slices of bread.
– Top each cheese slice with a cooked beef patty, followed by a portion of caramelized onions.
– Place another slice of Swiss cheese on top of the onions, and cover with the remaining slices of bread, sauce side down.

**5. Grill the Patty Melts:**
– Heat a clean skillet or griddle over medium heat. Spread butter on the outside of each sandwich.
– Place the sandwiches in the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

**6. Serve:**
– Remove the patty melts from the skillet and let them cool for a few minutes before slicing them in half diagonally. Serve hot with your favorite side dishes and enjoy!


– Customize your patty melts by adding ingredients like crispy bacon, sliced tomatoes, or avocado slices.
– Substitute the Swiss cheese with your favorite cheese, such as cheddar or provolone.
– Make extra secret sauce and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. It’s great for dipping fries or spreading on burgers and sandwiches.

These Patty Melts with Secret Sauce are a delicious twist on the classic diner favorite. With juicy beef patties, caramelized onions, melted cheese, and a flavorful secret sauce, they are sure to satisfy your cravings and become a new go-to recipe for lunch or dinner. Enjoy the irresistible combination of flavors and textures in every bite!

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