A diner favorite, plus an easy red-onion salad, makes for an easy and economical dinner.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine red onion slices with vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, ketchup, and grated red onion. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Form mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high. Add patties and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes total, flipping halfway through. Remove skillet from heat and transfer patties to a plate. Wipe skillet clean.

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  • Divide mayonnaise among sandwich bread slices. Set 4 slices, mayonnaise side down, on a work surface and top each with a beef patty and 1/4 cup grated cheddar. Top with remaining slices, mayonnaise side up. Heat skillet over medium and cook sandwiches in two batches until golden brown on both sides and cheese melts, 5 minutes per batch, flipping halfway through.

  • To bowl with onion, add lettuce, oregano, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Serve salad alongside patty melts.

Reviews (2)

16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2012
Hated this. Followed all directions and still scorched the sandwiches until they became a mass of bread and beef. That said, my kids loved it after I mashed the hell out of it and put it on slider rolls.
Rating: Unrated
11/03/2011
Excellent! I added a small spoonful of dill pickle relish to the meat mix before cooking. For me, it gives the true-patty-melt- flavor!!