This grilled pimento Patty Melt is amazing! It takes the best things about a regular burger and a grilled cheese and mashes them together, giving you an unbelievable taste sensation! Did I mention how easy it is to grill these up? You can have them on the table in less than an hour!
You can cook these directly on your grill or on your BBQ with a cast iron griddle. So you have no reason not to make them. They are perfect for an easy weeknight meal or a quick weekend dinner.
What do you need to make grilled pimento patty Melt?
Everything you need to make these incredible grilled pimento patty melts can be found at your local grocer. All the ingredients are everyday items, but when you put them together in just the right way, they combine to create something extraordinary!
- Ground beef
- Yellow onion
- Bell peppers
- Adobo sauce
- Fresh ground pepper
- Sea salt
- Smoked paprika
- Chili powder
- Texas toast garlic bread (frozen)
- Pimento cheese spread
How to make a grilled pimento patty melt
Start by preheating your grill or BBQ to 450 degrees F. In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the butter and add the sliced onions, bell peppers, and a little water. Place the skillet into the grill. Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes. Add the cola, stir and cook for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
BTW if you have a large cast-iron griddle, you could use that instead of a skillet for both the veggies and the beef patties. For a patty melt, they are traditionally done this way as it is easier to get that nice crispy crust on your patties.
While the onions and peppers are cooking, prepare your patties. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, fresh ground pepper, sea salt, paprika, chili powder, and adobo sauce. Use your hands to mix the ground beef until only just combined. Do not over mix, or the texture of your patties will be too firm and compact.
Form the beef mixture into 1/4 pound beef patties and place on a tray to rest for a few minutes. Once the onion and pepper have about 10 minutes left to cook, place the patties onto the grill.
Cook the patties for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove the onions and pepper and the patties from the grill, allowing the patties to rest for a few minutes.
Next, place the texas toast slices on the grill and toast for 3 minutes. Flip the toast over, spread pimento cheese on the grilled side, and continue to toast the other side for about another 3 minutes. The bread should be toasted and have nice grill marks when done.
Building your grilled Pimento Patty melt
To build your patty melt, place a burger patty on top of the cheese-covered toast. Top the patty with a generous mound of cooked onions and peppers. Top with another slice of the toasted Texas garlic toast. I like to serve them with a large toothpick skewed with an olive. It helps to hold the sandwich together and give it that authentic diner look!
There are so many different ways to build a patty melt, so feel free to play around with this recipe to make it your own. For example, if you prefer sourdough bread or rye bread to garlic toast, then, by all means, use your favorite.
If you like Swiss or Jack cheese, you can replace the pimento with that or any other type of cheese you like. Just make sure that it is a softer cheese that will melt nicely.
This recipe is great for an easy weeknight dinner or on the weekend when you are busy running around. Start to finish it’s done in just under an hour!
Just look at all that ooey-gooey yummy goodness! Why have just a plain old grilled cheese or a regular old burger when in about the same amount of time you can have something this tasty?
The caramelized onions and sauteed peppers add such a simple yet wonderful flavor to this patty melt. And of course, all the spices in the patty itself, well, it just pops with flavor!
Don’t you just want to reach out and take a bite of that amazing sandwich? I know you do! Time to make this great-tasting patty melt tonight!
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- 1 lb ground beef (80/20)
- 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp adobo sauce
- 4 tbsp salted butter
- ¼ cup cola
- ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp chili powder
- 8 (Frozen) Texas toast garlic bread slices
- ½ cup pimento cheese spread
If you can't find pimento cheese spread in your grocery store (it can be difficult to find here in Canada) you can make your own, here is a link to a great recipe that is very simple!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 633Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 150mgSodium: 765mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 37g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.