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January 28, 2010

Turkey Patty Melt

I saw this recipe in the Food Network magazine Jan/Feb issue. Melty cheese and mushrooms and onions sounded so good – and it was! This recipe is comfort food, but a little healthier than a patty melt you would get at a restraunt.

3T olive oil (I used butter because I used my cast iron skillet)
1 red onion (yellow onion would be good too)
8oz crimini mushrooms (baby bellas), sliced
salt and ground pepper
2tsp balsamic vinegar
2T plus 2t Worcestershire sauce
10oz ground turkey
6oz ground beef sirloin
8 slices rye bread
8 slices swiss cheese

MELT butter in pan. Slice onions and mushrooms.

Sautee onions and mushrooms. Start by sauteeing the onions, then push onion to the edges of the pan then add mushrooms and a little more butter. Cook until mushrooms start to brown. Then mix mushrooms and onions together and add vinegar and 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce.

 Cook a bit longer until any liquid is absorbed. Add salt and pepper.

Mix turkey, sirloin, salt, pepper, and 2 tsp worcestershire sauce.

Shape into equal sized oval-shaped patties. Cook until browned about 4 minutes, flip and cook another 2-3 minutes.

Assemble the sandwiches, one slice of cheese per side.

Add patty to one side and divide onion and mushroom mixture among the sandwiches. Grill the sandwiches in batches, on each side until the bread is brown and cheese is melty.