Patty Melt with Bourbon Whiskey Onions and a Kicked Up Burger Sauce
This was for 4 burgers
*Texas toast; 2 slices per burger
*2 TBS butter
*sliced swiss cheese, 1 slice per sandwich
*sliced Colby Jack cheese, 1 slice per sandwich
For the Bourbon Whiskey Onions:
*1 medium onion, chopped
*2 TBS butter
*1 1/2 TBS bourbon whiskey
*1 1/2 tsp. brown sugar, or more to taste
*1/2 tsp. salt or more to taste
*cracked pepper to taste
For the Kicked Up Burger Sauce:
*1/4 cup mayonnaise
*1 TBS. Dijon mustard
*1/2 tsp. chipotle chili powder or more to taste
*1/2 tsp. onion powder, or more to taste
*1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
For the Patties:
*1 1/2 lbs ground beef
*1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
*2 tsp. onion powder
*2 tsp garlic powder
*cracked black pepper to taste
*1/2 tsp. salt
For the onions:
In a medium sauce pan add all of the ingredients for the Bourbon whiskey onions.
Stir all of the ingredients together and heat on medium high heat until the onions start to cook, then turn the heat down to medium low. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the onions are soft and turn a golden brown, stirring often. Taste and add more salt if needed.
For the Burger sauce:
In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients and stir well to blend together. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the Patties
In a large bowl, place in the ground beef and the rest of the ingredients for the burger patties. Mix until combined, but do not over mix or the patties will not be as tender; form into 4 patties.
Heat a large cast iron pan to medium high heat. When the pan is very hot, add the patties to the pan. With a spatula, press down on the patties to flatten them out a bit.
Cook for about 3 minutes and flip them over and continue to cook another 3 minutes or until the patties are done.
Remove from the pan and set aside.
Wipe out the pan but it’s ok to leave some of the drippings behind if desired.
Heat the pan on medium heat and add 1 TBS of butter. After the butter has melted place 1 piece of bread for each sandwich into the pan. Begin assembling the patty melts by adding a slice of the swiss cheese, then a hamburger patty, a slice of Colby Jack cheese, Spoon on some of the onion mixture on top of the cheese, then slather on some of that delectable sauce. Lastly, top with another slice of bread. When the bottom bread is toasted, add another tablespoon of butter and gently turn the sandwich over.
Continue cooking until the other side of the bread is toasted as well.
Carefully turn the sandwich over with the sauce and onions right side up and place on to a plate.
Serve while still warm and Enjoy!