Cheesy Patty Melts With Special Sauce


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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