In our last article we covered how to ensure your burger is as juicy as possible once it comes off the grill. Now that we have the basics established regarding how to properly grill your burger, we decided to provide you with one of our favorite recipes, courtesy of Weber®. The following recipe is for classic patty melts. This mouthwatering recipe is absolutely one of our favorites!
Here’s all the info you’ll need to properly prepare this delectable recipe:
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Way to Grill: Direct high heat (450° to 550°F) and direct medium heat (350° to 450°F)
Grilling Time: 11 to 13 minutes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced
½ teaspoon granulated sugar, Kosher salt
¼ cup ( ½ stick) unsalted butter, softened
12 slices crusty white or wheat bread (preferably rye, though), each about one third inch thick
2 pound ground chuck (80% lean)
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 ½ cups (about 4 ounces) grated Havarti or Swiss cheese
Dijon or spicy brown mustard, optional
In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onions, sprinkle with the sugar, cover, and cook until the onions are tender and golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then, remove from the heat.
Butter the bread on each side then set aside.
Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat. In a large bowl gently mix the ground chuck with the Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon of salt, and the pepper, incorporating the spices evenly. Gently shape into 6 patties of equal size and thickness, about ¾ inch thick. With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indentation about 1 inch wide in the center of each patty.
Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the patties over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until cooked to medium 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. Transfer the patties to a work surface.
Lower the temperature of the grill to medium heat. Grill the bread slices over direct medium heat until toasted on one side only, about one minute. Transfer the bread, toasted sides up to a work surface.
Evenly divide the caramelized onions on 6 of the toasted bread slices and top each with a patty. Scatter the cheese over the patties. Place the remaining bread slices, toasted sides down, on top of the patties. Using a wide spatula, carefully place the patty melts back onto the cooking grate and grill over direct medium heat until the bread on the bottom is toasted, about 1 minute, and then carefully turn the sandwiches and toast the other side. Serve the patty melts warm with mustard, if desired.
The preceding recipe was developed by our friends at Weber® and all credit goes to them for this recipe. These patty melts are absolutely delicious and we hope you can use this recipe yourself! In our upcoming articles we will be showing more recipes for steaks and burgers too, so stay tuned! As always, if you ever would like to get in contact with us, feel free to call us at +966 13 845 6798.