I had a taste for a patty melt the other day,I don't eat meat often so I don't know where that craving came from,anyway I made one and it was sooo good.I like sourdough bread but feel free to make it on rye as well,that's how my friends like it.
1Mix onion powder,1t. salt and pepper. Add beef and gently mix well to combine. Divide meat into 4 equal portions. Shape each into a oval.
Melt 1 T. butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook 2 patties until well browned about 5 mins. Remove from pan and cook remaining patties.
Pour off the grease. Add 1 t. oil, 1 T. butter, onions and 1/2 t. salt and cook occasionally, until golden brown,8-10 mins.Place patties,browned side up,on top of the onions. Reduce heat to medium and cook until onions are tender and patties are cooked through,about 5 mins.
Divide 1 c cheese among 4 slices of bread. Top with patties,onions and remaining cheese and bread. Wipe out skillet with paper towels. Melt 1 T. butter in same skillet over medium heat.Cook 2 sandwiches until golden brown and cheese is melted,about 3-4 mins. per side. Transfer to a warm plate and cook remaining sandwiches in 1 T. butter.