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Patty Melts with Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce Patty Melts Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Half a loaf of rye bread
  • Half a teaspoon of onion powder
  • Half a teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 6 thin slices provolone
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Secret Sauce:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chopped bacon
  • 3 tablespoons sauce (1:1 sugar)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Delight In


  1. Prepare the Patties:
  • Divide the ground beef into three equal parts and shape them into flattened patties, matching the size of the bread slices.
  • Season the patties with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder on both sides.
  1. Cook the Patties:
  • Fry the patties over medium-high heat until they are fully cooked. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Prepare the Secret Sauce:
  • Mix all secret sauce ingredients until well combined while the patties are cooking.
  1. Toast the Bread:
  • Wipe off the skillet and lower the heat to medium.
  • Coat each slice of bread with melted butter.
  • Toast three slices of bread in the skillet, buttered side down.
  1. Assemble the Patty Melts:
  • Place two slices of provolone on each slice of toasted bread.
  • Top with a beef patty and two slices of cheddar cheese.
  • Brush a small amount of secret sauce onto the non-buttered side of the remaining bread slices.
  • Place the sauce-side down on top of the patties in the skillet.
  1. Finish Cooking:
  • Once one side of the bread is well toasted and the cheese is melted, flip the patty melts over.
  • Toast the other side of the bread until golden brown.


  • Ensure the patties are cooked through before assembling the melts.
  • Adjust the seasoning of the secret sauce according to personal preference.
  • Use good quality rye bread for authentic flavor.
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Q: Can I use a different type of bread?
A: Yes, you can use any bread of your choice, but rye bread complements the flavors of this recipe well.

Q: Can I prepare the secret sauce in advance?
A: Yes, you can prepare the sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Q: Can I add other toppings to the patty melts?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to customize your patty melts with additional toppings like caramelized onions, mushrooms, or pickles.

Q: Can I use ground turkey instead of beef?
A: Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for beef if you prefer a lighter option. Adjust cooking times accordingly.