Saturday, March 21, 2009

Steakhouse Grillers Prime Patty Melt

Ah, the patty melt. A staple of diners, Jewish delis, and Johnny Rocket's. I never pondered making a vegetarian one until I saw this recipe printed in an ad for Morningstar Farms veggie burgers. We like onions and cheese, and I like mushrooms, and thus I decided to make it for dinner. It was very good! We used Boca Burgers instead of Morningstar Farms because a) we had some in the freezer, and b) I like them better. I didn't have steak sauce (why would I?) so I tossed on some Worcestershire instead. We've decided it's just shy of being a make-again. Maybe if we're craving patty melts sometime.

We had this with some herb-roasted potatoes. It would also be yummy with potato chips.

patty melt

Steakhouse Grillers Prime Patty Melt
Morningstar Farms advertisement

2 teaspoons butter or margarine
1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2 Morningstar Farms® Grillers Prime® Veggie Burgers
2 teaspoons butter or margarine, softened
4 slices marble rye bread
1 tablespoon steak sauce
2 slices Swiss cheese (2 ounces total)

1. In large nonstick skillet melt 2 teaspoons butter. Add onion. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat about 10 minutes or until onion is tender and beginning to brown, stirring occasionally.

2. Add mushrooms to onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Remove from skillet. Keep warm.

3. Add burgers to same skillet. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, for 7 to 8 minutes or until heated through, turning once. Remove from skillet. Keep warm.

4. Remove skillet from heat. Carefully wipe out skillet with paper towel. Lightly spread 2 teaspoons softened butter on one side of bread slices. Place two bread slices, butter side down, in skillet. Top with burgers, steak sauce, onion mixture and cheese. Place remaining bread slices, butter side up, on top. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown on bottoms. Turn. Cook, uncovered, for 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese melts and bread is golden brown. Cut in half. Serve immediately.

Yield: 2 sandwiches

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