Grilled Patty Melts with Smothered Onions

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Grilled Patty Melts with Smothered Onions
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 4
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Grill the rye, slice the Swiss and pile on the onions for a burger extraordinaire!
Sep 8, 2011


  • 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced, separated into rings
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt
  • Dash pepper


  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix all patty melt ingredients except bread and cheese. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Refrigerate while cooking onions.
  • 2
    In 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onions in oil, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in salt and pepper; keep warm.
  • 3
    Place patties on grill rack over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in centre of patties reads 160ºF. Add bread slices to side of grill for last 5 minutes of grilling, turning once, until lightly toasted. Top patties with cheese. Cover grill; cook about 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Place patties on bread; top with onions.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Success: If grilling turkey patties, brush the grill rack with oil before adding the patties. Because of their lower fat content, turkey patties may stick to the grill otherwise.

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