There are many "versions" of patty melts out there and they are very good. Here is my take on a patty melt, Texas style. I use the Texas Toast, cheddar and jack cheeses and sauteed onions with diced green chilies to make my patty melt. This is great served with cold slaw, potato salad, fries or any of your favorite sides. I found a picture on the internet that shows you an example of the end product.
2COOK BEEF PATTIES: Season and seperate the ground beef into 4 patties and cook to your preference. Remove from heat, cover to keep warm and set aside.
3SAUTE ONIONS AND GREEN CHILIS: Heat 2 Tbsp. butter in skillet and sauté onions until slightly browned; add chopped green chilies and cook for @ 2 more minutes on medium-low heat. Remove to a bowl and set aside.the rest of the ingredients.
4PREPARE THE BREAD: Butter both sides of the 1 inch thick slices of bread and toast on a griddle.
Spread one side of each piece of bread with mayo.
1 slice of toasted bread, mayo side up
1 slice of cheddar cheese
One beef patty
Sautéed onions and green chilis
The other beef patty
1 slice of Monterrey Jack cheese
The other slice of toasted bread, mayo side down
Repeat assembly for the other sandwich.
6TO MELT THE CHEESES: Place the sandwich back on the griddle and cook for @ 2 minutes; flip the sandwich and cook for another 2 minutes until cheeses are melted.