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Grilled Patty Melts with Smothered Onions

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  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4
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Grill the rye, slice the Swiss and pile on the onions for a burger extraordinaire!

Ingredients

Patty Melts

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef or ground turkey
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
8
slices rye bread
4
slices (3/4 oz each) Swiss cheese

Onions

1
teaspoon vegetable oil
2
medium onions, thinly sliced, separated into rings
1/8
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper

Directions

  • 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 center 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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
33%
Saturated Fat
9g
46%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Potassium
400mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
4g
Protein
31g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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