Texas Green Chili Patty Melt

Jeanne Benavidez


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.


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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 medium
    onion, sliced into rings and separated
  • 2 Tbsp
    (heaping) diced green chilies (drained from canned) or fresh, roasted hatch chilies
  • 2 slice
    cheddar cheese
  • 2 slice
    monterrey jack cheese
  • 4 slice
    'texas toast' bread (1 inch thick slices)
  • ·
    softened butter for toasting bread
  • 1/2 stick
    butter (divided) for cooking
  • 1 Tbsp
    mayo or salad dressing (for spread)

How to Make Texas Green Chili Patty Melt


  2. COOK 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.
  3. SAUTE 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.
  4. PREPARE 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.
    Layer ingredients:
    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.
  6. TO 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.
  7. Serve with your favorite pickles and chips……

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About Texas Green Chili Patty Melt

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern

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