While some might argue that a patty melt is no different than a burger, we disagree. If a patty melt was the same as a burger, it would be called a burger. If you're looking for a new patty melt recipe, we've got the right one here for you. This patty melt recipe uses porcini mushrooms for added flavor and texture.
Mushrooms are a popular addition to burgers, so why not add them to a patty melt? We've carefully selected the seasonings for this recipe, to ensure it pops with the right amount of flavor. This recipe requires the use of a grill, so it's best for the summer.
The next time you're planning a picnic, grab the ingredients for this recipe. Your family will love a deviation from the typical burger with American cheese. You can serve this patty melt recipe with any side you want, but to keep with the summer picnic theme go with potato salad or macaroni salad.
If you want more great dinner recipes, you're in luck. We've got dozens of recipes for you to look through, including plenty more that make use of the grill. Many of our recipes are quick and easy, which will certainly be music to the ears of busy and tired parents across the nation. Enjoy!
Grilled Porcini Mushroom Burger Melts
1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
2 pounds extra lean ground beef
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil
1 teaspoon snipped fresh thyme
1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons purchased garlic-flavored olive oil
12 slices rye bread
6 slices mozzarella cheese
Onions for topping (optional)
Place mushrooms in a small bowl; cover with boiling water. Let soak for 10 minutes. Drain, rinse well, and chop. Set aside.
Combine chopped porcini mushrooms, ground beef, basil, thyme, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well. Shape into 6 patties about 3/4-inch thick. Brush patties with garlic oil.
Place burger patties on the lightly oiled rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat.
Grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in centers registers 160 degrees F, turning burgers once halfway through grilling. Top burgers with cheese during the last two minutes of grilling.
Remove burgers from grill, cover to keep warm.
Place rye bread slices on the grill rack; grill for 1 minute or until toasted.
Place each burger between two slices of toasted rye bread.