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Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce

Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce


Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce – Looking for a delicious twist. On the classic patty melt? Try this recipe. For Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce. A perfect blend of savory flavors. And gooey cheese. Wrapped up in toasted rye bread. Featuring a unique secret sauce. That combines the tanginess of relish. And ketchup. With the rich taste of bacon. This dish is sure. To satisfy your cravings.

Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce

The first time I whipped up these cheesy patty melts. It was a chilly evening. That demanded comfort food. I remember watching the cheese melt perfectly. Around the sizzling patties. Filling the kitchen. With an irresistible aroma. When I served them. My husband couldn’t stop raving. About the special sauce. And even my pickiest little eater. Asked for seconds. It’s become a family favorite. Ever since.

What makes this Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce truly special?

What sets this Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce apart? Firstly, the double cheese action. With both cheddar. And provolone. Creates a rich, melty experience. Secondly, the homemade secret sauce. Adds a delightful unexpected twist. Elevating it. From the usual patty melt. Lastly, using rye bread. Introduces a hint of warmth. And spice. That complements. The cheeses beautifully.

Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce

What You Need To Make This Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce Recipe?

Ground Beef: Choose a blend with some fat (like 80/20) for juicy. Flavorful patties. Making a small dimple in the center of each patty before cooking. Helps them stay flat. And cook evenly.

Rye Bread: Its strong flavor. And sturdy texture. Make it ideal for holding all the melty cheese. And juicy meat. Without getting soggy.

Cheddar and Provolone Cheese: Using two types of cheese. Enhances the meltiness and flavor. Cheddar adds sharpness. While provolone offers a milder, creamy taste.

Butter: Use unsalted butter for spreading on the bread. To get a golden, crispy crust. Without making the sandwich too salty.

Secret Sauce Ingredients:

Mayonnaise: It’s the creamy base. That balances out the other zesty ingredients.

Bacon Pieces: Thick-cut bacon adds a smoky flavor. Make sure it’s crispy. For the best texture in the sauce.

Ketchup: Provides sweetness. And tanginess. To complement the savory flavors.

Sugar: A little bit enhances the sweetness. From the ketchup.

Relish: Adds a bright, tangy kick. That ties the sauce together.

Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce

Steps To Make Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce:

Step 1: Begin by shaping your ground beef into three patties. Ensuring each matches the size of your bread slices. Generously season each patty with onion and garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Heat a skillet over medium-high and cook the patties until they’re beautifully browned and cooked through. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.

Step 2: In the same skillet, mix the mayo, chopped bacon, ketchup, sugar, and relish to create your mouthwatering secret sauce. Once mixed, set aside and clean your skillet.

Step 3: Now, butter one side of each bread slice. Place three slices, butter side down, in your skillet over medium heat. Layer on provolone, a beef patty, cheddar, and a dollop of your secret sauce on the remaining bread slices (sauce side in). Carefully assemble the sandwich in the skillet.

Step 4: Cook until the bread is golden and crispy, and the cheese has melted into oozing layers of deliciousness. Flip carefully to toast the other side, ensuring everything melds together perfectly.

Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce


A pro tip. For making your Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce. Even more delicious. Is to toast the bread slices separately. In the skillet. Before assembling the sandwiches. This extra step. Ensures that both sides of the bread. Get perfectly crispy. And golden. By pre-toasting. You create a barrier. That helps prevent the bread. From becoming soggy. Once the cheese starts to melt. And the sauce is added. This technique. Enhances the texture. And ensures every bite. Has that satisfying crunch. Complementing the gooey cheese. And juicy patty perfectly.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a different type of bread?

Absolutely! While rye bread. Offers a distinct flavor. Feel free to use any sturdy bread. That can handle lots of cheese. And sauce.

What can I substitute for bacon in the sauce if I don’t eat pork?

Try smoked turkey bacon. Or even a sprinkle of smoked paprika. To mimic that depth of flavor.

How do I prevent the sandwich from getting soggy?

Ensure the bread is buttered well. And toasted over medium heat. To achieve a crispy, golden crust. That stands up to the juicy filling.

Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce
Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce

Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce

Imagine biting into a perfectly toasted, buttery rye sandwich. Oozing with layers of melted cheddar. And provolone cheese. Encasing a juicy, perfectly seasoned beef patty. That’s exactly what you get. With these Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce. Each melt is slathered with a homemade, tangy sauce. That features a delightful hint of relish. And bacon. Adding an unexpected pop of flavor. That complements the richness of the cheeses. And meat. It’s a heartwarming dish. That promises. Not just a meal. But a moment of pure, cheesy bliss. Perfect for those evenings. When only comfort food will do.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3


For the patty melts:

  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 6 Slices rye bread
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 Slices cheddar cheese
  • 6 Slices provolone cheese
  • 6 tablespoons Butter softened and unsalted

For the secret sauce:

  • ¼ cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped bacon pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Relish


  • Shape Patties: Divide the ground beef into three equal portions. And shape each into a patty. That matches the size of your bread slices.
  • Season Meat: Sprinkle both sides of each patty. With onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook Patties: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. And cook the patties. Until they are browned. And cooked through. About 4-5 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet. And set aside.
  • Prepare Secret Sauce: In a small bowl. Mix together the mayonnaise, chopped bacon, ketchup, sugar, and relish. Until well combined.
  • Clean Skillet: Wipe down the skillet. And reduce the heat to medium.
  • Butter Bread: Spread butter on one side of each slice of rye bread.
  • Assemble Sandwiches: Place three slices of bread, buttered side down, in the skillet. On each slice. Layer two slices of provolone cheese. A cooked beef patty. Two slices of cheddar cheese. And spread some secret sauce. On the inside of the remaining bread slices. Top the sandwiches with the remaining bread slices, sauce side down.
  • Grill Sandwiches: Cook the sandwiches. Until the bottom bread is toasted. And the cheese starts to melt. Flip carefully. And cook until the second side is toasted. And the cheese is fully melted.
  • Serve: Remove from the skillet. Slice if desired. And serve hot.


To enjoy these Cheesy Patty Melts with Special Sauce. In a gluten-free version. Simply swap out the traditional rye bread. For your favorite gluten-free bread. Look for a variety. That has a hearty texture. To withstand the juiciness of the patty. And the richness of the melted cheese. Many gluten-free breads. Also offer unique flavors. That can complement the savory notes of the beef. And the tanginess of the special sauce. Be sure to check. That all your other ingredients. Like the mayonnaise and ketchup. Are labeled gluten-free. To ensure your meal is safe. For those with gluten sensitivities. With these simple swaps. Everyone can indulge. In this comforting. And satisfying dish. Without worry!
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