Secret Sauce Patty Melts

Secret Sauce Patty Melts


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 12 slices Marble Rye bread
  • 3 Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 slices Swiss cheese
  • 3 Vidalia onions, sliced thin
  • 8 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • ½ cup Secret Sauce
  • Secret Sauce:
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Barbecue Sauce
  • ½ tsp Hot Sauce


  • In a small bowl, stir together the mustard, mayonnaise, barbecue and hot sauce
  • In a large bowl combine the ground beef, Worcestershire and salt and pepper.
  • Combine well. Shape the mix into 6 oval shaped patties
  • In a skillet, melt the butter and add the onion. Cook until the onion is soft and golden brown.
  • In another skillet, cook the ground beef patties for about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the patties from the skillet and wipe clean
  • Butter the outer sides of the bread, place butter side down in the pan.
  • Spoon 1 tbsp of secret sauce on the bread, then place 3 tbsp of caramelized onions on top of the sauce, cover with a slice of cheese, one burger patty, slice of cheese, onions and secret sauce and the other slice of bread.
  • Cook on both sides until golden brown.
  • Continue with each of the sandwiches until all are done.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 771 | TOTAL FAT: 45g | CARBOHYDRATES: 37g | PROTEIN: 54g

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use a different type of bread for the patty melts?

  • Yes, you can use a different type of bread if you prefer.
  • While the recipe calls for Marble Rye bread, you can substitute it with other bread options like sourdough, wheat, or white bread.

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef?

  • Absolutely! If you prefer a leaner meat option or want to reduce red meat in your diet, you can use ground turkey instead of ground beef.
  • Just make sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly as ground turkey may cook slightly faster than beef.

Can I make the secret sauce ahead of time?

  • Yes, you can prepare the secret sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • It’s a good idea to make the sauce a day in advance to allow the flavors to meld together.

Can I customize the secret sauce to my taste?

  • Definitely! The secret sauce can be personalized to suit your preferences.
  • Feel free to adjust the amounts of mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, barbecue sauce, and hot sauce to achieve the desired flavor profile.

What are some suitable side dishes to serve with Secret Sauce Patty Melts?

  • There are various side dishes that pair well with patty melts.
  • Some popular options include French fries, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, pickles, potato salad, or a green salad.
  • Choose a side that complements the flavors of the patty melts and suits your preferences.

Can I use a different type of cheese for the patty melts?

  • Absolutely! While the recipe suggests using Cheddar and Swiss cheese, you can experiment with other types of cheese according to your preference.
  • Some popular alternatives include American cheese, provolone, or pepper jack.

How can I make the caramelized onions?

  • To caramelize the onions, thinly slice the Vidalia onions and cook them in melted butter over medium-low heat until they become soft and golden brown.
  • This process usually takes about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.

Can I cook the patties on a grill instead of a skillet?

  • Yes, you can certainly cook the ground beef patties on a grill instead of a skillet.
  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the patties for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.

Can I adjust the spiciness of the secret sauce?

Absolutely! The spiciness of the secret sauce can be adjusted to your taste.

If you prefer a milder sauce, reduce the amount of hot sauce used.

On the other hand, if you enjoy a spicier kick, you can increase the amount of hot sauce or add your favorite spicy seasoning.