Sunday, July 31, 2011

Patty Melts

My gluten-free Patty Melts recipe reminds me of Steak 'n Shake Frisco Melts I used to love in college, without the heart-attack nutritional statement! The homemade Frisco sauce with simple ingredients pulls together all of the flavors perfectly.

Patty Melts
Sautéed Onion Ingredients:
·1 medium onion, sliced in ¼ inch thick slices
·1 TBS butter
·1 tsp garlic powder
Meat Patty Ingredients:
·1 lb. ground meat of choice (Mike made the burger patties and used ground venison - I'm just as surprised as he is that I'm actually eating deer and enjoying it.)
·1 TBS garlic powder
·1 TBS onion powder
·1 tsp paprika
·A few splashes of Worcestershire sauce
Frisco Sauce Ingredients:
·½ cup real mayonnaise
·¼ cup ketchup
·½ cup sweet pickle relish
·Salt and pepper
Additional Ingredients:
·Gluten-Free sandwich bread (I used Udi's Whole Grain GF Bread)
·Cheddar cheese slices

For the sautéed onions, melt butter in a saucepan. Add garlic powder and sauté onions until soft.

For the meat patties, combine all meat patty ingredients in a bowl. Form into patties and grill over medium-high heat until patties are cooked all of the way through.

For the Frisco sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings.

To assemble patty melts, butter bread slices and layer with cheese, meat patties, sautéed onions, and Frisco sauce. Grill sandwich in a hot pan over the stovetop (like a grilled cheese), or in a George Foreman Grill or panini press.

I've also shared this recipe on: Seasonal Sunday