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Texas Patty Melts

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Dinner ready in 30 minutes! Make these cheesy grilled sandwiches made using beef, flavored with salad dressing and steak sauce - perfect for Southwestern cuisine.

1
lb. lean ground beef
4
(1/4-inch-thick) slices red onion
Olive oil
8
slices purchased frozen buttered garlic Texas toast
4
(1-oz.) slices hot pepper Monterey Jack cheese
1
tablespoon purchased ranch salad dressing
1
tablespoon steak sauce

Steps

  • 1 Heat grill. Shape ground beef into 4 (4-inch-square) patties.
  • 2 When ready to grill, place patties on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, turning once.
  • 3 Meanwhile, brush onion slices with oil. Add onion to grill during last 5 to 8 minutes of cooking time; cook onions until tender, turning once. Prepare bread as directed on package for grill. Top each patty with cheese slice; cook just until melted.
  • 4 To serve, place onion slice on each patty on grill. Spread 1 side of 4 slices of toast with salad dressing; spread remaining 4 slices of toast with steak sauce. Top each steak sauce-spread slice of toast with onion-topped patty. Cover each with salad dressing-spread slice of toast.

Expert Tips

This recipe is a Southwestern-themed variation of the diner classic, the patty melt. Melts are sandwiches topped with melted cheese that are served open-faced or between two slices of bread.

To keep the ground beef from sticking to your hands when you are working with it, wet your hands before shaping the patties. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling any raw meat.

For a milder, kid-friendly flavor, use regular Monterey Jack cheese in place of the pepper cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
700
% Daily Value
Total Fat
44g
68%
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
780mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
33g
33%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 5 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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