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Classic Patty Melt

by | Published May 10, 2021 | Last updated Nov 1, 2021 | 0 comments

Prep Time15 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time40 minsYields8 Servings
A patty melt is a crowd favorite. There are some strong opinions on what makes a patty melt a patty melt. A purist will tell you that it is seeded rye and swiss and a southerner will tell you that it is sourdough and cheddar. We did both to bring you two incredible options. This recipe is great for parties as it only takes about 15 minutes (once the grill is hot!) and it gets your guest interacting with the meal. So tell us, are you a rye or sourdough person?
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 patty melt

Servings 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 643
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g50%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 543mg23%
Potassium 178mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 36g12%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 52g104%

Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 28%
Iron 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



Separate the ground chuck into 16 equal-sized balls (about lime sized)


Flip your GrillGrates onto the flat side and warm up your Gas/Pellet Grill or place them once Charcoal Grill is ready


Spread your roughly chopped onions in an even layer on the grill - this will help the onions grill evenly and quickly


After about 5 minutes flip the onions, now it is time to start the smash burgers!


Place the chuck balls on the hot GrillGrate surface, using something flat immediately "smash" the burgers as thin as possible


Smash burgers cook quickly - go ahead and place bread on the grill butter side down! Place two pieces of cheese on each slice of bread.


Once the cheese is melted to desired gooey goodness place two patties per sandwich, cover the patties with grilled onions, and top with the other slice of bread. Let it sit there for about 15-30 seconds and press the sandwich to meld it together


 4 lbs 80/20 ground chuck
 2 Yellow Onions, chopped
 Cheddar Cheese
 Swiss Cheese
 Seeded Rye OR Sourdough Bread


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