Mouthwatering Patty Melts With Secret Sauce Recipe - Carolina Country

Mouthwatering Patty Melts with homemade secret sauce

3.1/5 rating (231 votes)
Mouthwatering Patty Melts

These scrumptuous sandwiches continue to rank among our most popular recipes! Try them out with our Oven Fries or Cheesy, Crispy Smashed Potatoes on the side.


  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 slices sourdough bread
  • ½ cup Secret Sauce (see recipe below)
  • 1 cup caramelized onions (see recipe below)
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
Secret Sauce
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce
Caramelized Onions
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 medium Vidalia onions, thinly sliced


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Shape ground beef into 6 oval patties.

  2. In a large cast-iron skillet, cook patties over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat. Remove patties from skillet; wipe out skillet.

  3. Layer 1 bread slice with 1 tablespoon Secret Sauce, 2 to 3 tablespoons caramelized onions, 1 slice cheese, 1 patty, and another tablespoon Secret Sauce. Top with another bread slice. Repeat with remaining bread, Secret Sauce, caramelized onions, cheese and patties.

  4. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Working in batches, cook sandwiches, flipping once, until golden brown and heated through, approximately 3 minutes per side. Add remaining butter to skillet as needed.

  5. For carmelized onions, in a medium cast-iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and golden brown.

  6. To make the secret sauce, stir all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl until mixed. Store, covered, in refrigerator up to 3 days.

Recipe courtesy of

Taste of the South

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