Patty Melt

I recently bought a Weber 7404 Cast Iron Griddle for my gas grill. I absolutely love cooking with it. It is just like cooking on a flat top grill. It gets amazingly hot, which is exactly what I need to cook a patty melt. I like a little crust on my patty melt burgers, but with tender juicy insides. And the bread has to be grilled just until it has a little crunch and can stand up to the patty and onions.

Patty MeltYou can also make these on your stove top. You’ll want to use a large skillet, preferably cast iron. Or better, use a Cuisinart Griddler. Also try my taco melt¬†and my copycat of the yummy Frisco melt from Steak ‘n Shake.

Patty Melt

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 Vidallia onion sliced thin
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 8 slices marbled rye bread


  • Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet (or on a griddle) over medium heat.
  • Add onions and cook until the onions are soft and golden, stirring often, 20-30 minutes. Remove onions.
  • Place beef into a large bowl along with salt and pepper, to taste, and the Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.
  • Form meat into 4 4 ounce patties.
  • Melt 2 more tablespoons of butter in the skillet. Add the beef patties and cook on both sides until done. Remove meat and any scraps.
  • Melt 1 more tablespoon of butter in the skillet. Working in batches, brown the bread on one side, while melting cheese on the topside of each slice. Add more butter as needed.
  • Assemble patty melts by placing burgers on bread and top with onions and remaining bread slice.

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