A burger patty, Swiss cheese, and sauteed mushrooms and onions, sandwiched between 2 slices of bread then grilled until hot and melty.
Grilled cheese sandwiches are a favorite of mine. I love melted cheese and buttery crisp grilled bread. I was planning to make a grilled cheese with some Swiss cheese I had when I thought I'd add a burger patty to make it more filling for dinner. Once I decided to add the burger, mushrooms and onions were an obvious addition. I love Mushroom and Swiss burgers too. This patty melt is a combination of two favorites. A mushroom and Swiss burger and a grilled cheese sandwich. I had a package of precooked frozen burger patties in my freezer so I just heated them in the microwave to make this super simple. It made a delicious and easy dinner.
A combination of two favorites. A Mushroom and Swiss burger and a grilled cheese sandwich [Tweet this]
Mushroom and Swiss Patty Melt
1 Tbsp butter
5 large mushrooms, sliced
1/2 onion, chopped
few dashes Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
4 slices of bread
Butter (at room temperature or spreadable margarine)
4 slices Swiss cheese
2 burger patties
Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and onions. Saute until tender.
Add a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, and a little salt and pepper to taste. Stir and keep warm.
Meanwhile, thaw and heat the burger patties if frozen or use just cooked patties.
Butter all four slices of bread on one side only.
Place 2 slices of buttered bread, butter side down, on a warm griddle (or frying pan).
Add a slice of cheese to each. Then a burger patty, half of the mushroom mixture, another slice of cheese, and finish with a slice of bread butter side up.
Turn heat to medium-low to medium, cover with a lid (covering the sandwiches helps the top slice of cheese melt too so the bread won't slide off when you flip them), and heat until the bottom slice of bread is dark-golden brown and the cheese has started to melt.
Very carefully flip the sandwiches and cook the other side until brown. This would be much quicker and simpler with a panini press so use it if you got it. I don't :(
Cut diagonally (don't ask me why, but I can't eat a grilled cheese sandwich, or patty melt, unless it's cut diagonally) and serve warm.
Makes 2 sandwiches.
Don't ask me why but I can't eat a grilled cheese sandwich unless it's cut diagonally [Tweet this]
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