Waffle House patty melt. If you’re a fan of comfort food, then you’ve probably heard of the famous Waffle House patty melt. This classic dish combines the flavors of a hamburger and a grilled cheese sandwich, resulting in a delicious and hearty meal. I am going to show you how to make some insanely delicious, Waffle House patty melts. We are going to be exploring what they are, the ingredients needed, how to make them, and even some variations and substitutions you can try.. Let’s jump right in folks!

Waffle House Patty Melt

What is a patty melt?

A patty melt is a sandwich that typically consists of a beef patty,, melted cheese, sautéed onions, and bread. What sets a patty melt apart from a regular burger is the use of grilled bread instead of a traditional bun. This creates a unique combination of flavors and textures that is sure to satisfy your cravings. Patty melts can be made in a variety of ways

Ingredients For Patty Melt

Patty Melt Ingredients

•Ground beef: You’ll need around 1/4 to 1/3 pound of ground beef per patty melt.

•Sliced cheese: Waffle House usually uses American cheese, but you can experiment with your favorite cheese, such as cheddar cheese eor Swiss cheese.

•Sliced onions: The sautéed onions are a crucial component of the Waffle House patty melt, adding a sweet and savory flavor. You can use white or yellow onions..

•Bread: Thick bread and Texas bread are traditionally used for patty melts, but you can also use other pieces of bread like sourdough or whole wheat toast.

•Butter: I used about 4 tablespoons of butter to grill the sandwich bread and add richness to that Texas toast. You don’t have to use butter to grill your bread slices, but it’s definitely recommended.

•Kosher salt, garlic powder, and black pepper: I used simple seasonings for this meat patty because the caramelized onions are where all of the flavors lie. You can add other ingredients to bring in that flavor. Such as seasoning salt and more.

•Bacon- The bacn in this waffle house patty melt recipe is optional I use bacon on my burger. I guess you can then call it a Texas bacon patty melt. The bacon is also a plus when eating this juicy burger with that cheddar cheese. It’s definitely the excellent choice for the perfect patty melt sandwich!

•Worcestershire sauce/- This adds irresistible flavor to your beef patties. It makes a major difference when adding the burger patty to the slices of b,read.

How To Make A Waffle House Patty Melt

1. Begin by preheating a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Season the ground beef with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Drizzle in Worcestershire sauce and mix well. Next, shape it into a patty.

seasoned meat for patty melt

2. Cook the patty on the preheated skillet or blackstone griddle until it reaches your desired level of doneness. This usually takes around 4-5 minutes per side for medium.

Cooked meat

3. While the patty is cooking, melt some butter in another skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sliced onions to the skillet and sauté them until they become soft and caramelized approximately 10-15 minutes.

cooked onions

4. Once the patty is cooked, transfer it to a plate and wipe the skillet clean. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.

5. Place one slice of bread, buttered side down, on the skillet and top it with the cooked patty and bacon. Add a slice of cheese on top of the patty and then spoon some sautéed onions on top of the cheese.

6. Place the second slice of bread on top, buttered side up.

7. Cook the sandwich for a few minutes on each side until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

8. Remove the patty melt from the skillet and let it cool for a minute before slicing it in half..

9. Serve your Waffle House patty melt with your favorite condiments, such as ketchup or mustard.

Variations

  • Mushroom and Swiss patty melt: Add sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese to your patty melt for an earthy and flavorful twist.
  • Bacon and avocado patty melt: Crisp up some bacon and layer it with sliced avocado for a creamy and smokey addition to your patty melt.
  • BBQ patty melt: Instead of sautéed onions, top your patty melt with tangy BBQ sauce and crispy onion straws for a Southern-inspired twist.
  • Breakfast Patty Melt- Add hash browns onto your waffle house patty melt recipe to make this the perfect breakfast recipe.
  • Pickle Relish- Add a little to spruce up your sandwich. This step is completely optional.

Substitutions

  • Vegetarian or Vegan patty melt: Replace the ground beef patty with a veggie patty or grilled portobello mushroom for a meatlessTexas bacon patty melt Waffle House
  • Rye Bread– If you aren’t a fan of butter bread or wheat bread then you can definitely use rye bread or any type of bread you would like.
  • Replace the protein– Instead of using the thin patties try switching things up with tuna, pork chops, or even chicken. This recipe is also perfect for making tuna melt patties.
  • Raisin Toast- If you want to jazz your patty melt up a little more, add in some specialty bread
  • Cheese– Try switching up your types of cheese and using pepper jack cheese to make a pepper jack patty melt. Also, if you aren’t on a calorie diet try adding a second slice of cheese of that gooey cheese.
  • Soy Sauce– If you aren’t a fan of Worcestershire sauce then you can add soy sauce to your recipe or even yum yum sauce.

Equipment

To make this patty melt waffle house sandwich you will only need the bare minimum equipment. Just grab a handy cast iron skillet and a few pieces of cooking utensils. That’s it. Now get to cooking.

Storage

If you want to ensure next-day freshness simply add this meal to a patty melt to an airtight container.

Sides That Go Well With Patty Melt

  • French Fries- I must say that French fries honestly goes the best with this meal. Add a little bit of ketchup and you are good to go my friend!
  • Hash Browns- This can either be added onto your patty melt or on the side. It’s completely up to you. Waffle House adds it to the side.
  • BroccoliAdd a side of steamed broccoli to your meal!
  • Tater Tots- If you aren’t really a fries type of person then you can add a side of nice and crispy tater tots with a little bit of ketchup.
  • Scrambled Eggs- You can’t go wrong with the extra step of protein. Add some scrambled eggs and stay full and motivated all day on a full stomach.
  • Fruits- Try adding a fresh side of fruits to get in all of those good ole nutritional values. Fruits such as sliced strawberries, kiwis, pineapples, apples, and peaches.

Tips

  • Type of Ground beef- The best type of ground beef to get when cooking Waffle House patty melts is 80/20. That’s 80 percent lean and 20 percent fat. This will help with creating a juicy burger!
  • Medium Rare- I do believe that medium rare is the best way to enjoy a patty melt. This is done by making sure the internal temperature has reach between 130 to 135 degrees.
  • Bread- It is imperative that you choose thicker bread when creating this patty melt. Using thinly sliced bread or easily torn bread will make the meal less enjoyable.

Questions

How many calories are in a patty melt?

980 calories are in 1 patty melt. When add things such as bacon and French fries you are looking at adding about 500 more calories.

What sauce goes on a patty melt?

BBQ sauce is a great option to add as a sauce or a dipping sauce. Other sauces such as a creamy pepper sauce like Sonic has on their patty melt. You can find it all at your local grocery store.

What kind of cheese is on a patty melt?

Any cheese that you like can be added to your burger Patty.

Waffle House Patty Melt

Waffle House patty melt. If you're a fan of comfort food, then you've probably heard of the famous Waffle House patty melt.
Waffle House Patty Melt
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef Shaped Thinly(6 to 8 Patties)
  • 1/2 Stick Butter
  • Thick Bread Texas Toast
  • 6 to 8 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion Thinly sliced into circular pieces
  • 4 to 6 Slices Bacon Half and cooked
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 Teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating a skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. Season the ground beef with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Drizzle in Worcestershire sauce and mix well. Next, shape it into a patty.
    1 Teaspoons Kosher Salt, 1 Teaspoons Black Pepper, 1 Tablespoons Garlic Powder, 1 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce, 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • Cook the patty on the preheated skillet or griddle until it reaches your desired level of doneness. This usually takes around 4-5 minutes per side for medium.
  • While the patty is cooking, melt some butter in another skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sliced onions and water to the skillet and sauté them until they become soft and caramelized approximately 10-15 minutes.
    1/2 Stick Butter, Thick Bread, 1/2 Cup Water, 1 Large Sweet Onion
  • Once the patty is cooked, transfer it to a plate and wipe the skillet clean. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  • Place one slice of bread, buttered side down, on the skillet and top it with the cooked patty and bacon. Add a slice of cheese on top of the patty and then spoon some sautéed onions on top of the cheese.
    6 to 8 Slices Swiss Cheese, 4 to 6 Slices Bacon
  • Place the second slice of bread on top, buttered side up.
  • Cook the sandwich for a few minutes on each side until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  • Remove the patty melt from the skillet and let it cool for a minute before slicing it in half..
  • Serve your Waffle House patty melt with your favorite condiments, such as ketchup or mustard.

Notes

Tips
  • Type of Ground beef- The best type of ground beef to get when cooking Waffle House patty melts is 80/20. That’s 80 percent lean and 20 percent fat. This will help with creating a juicy burger!
 
  • Medium Rare- I do believe that medium rare is the best way to enjoy a patty melt. This is done by making sure the internal temperature has reached between 130 to 135 degrees.
 
  • Bread- It is imperative that you choose thicker bread when creating this patty melt. Using thinly sliced bread or easily torn bread will make the meal less enjoyable.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword patty melt, waffle house patty melt

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