I am a sucker for Bagel Melts. I deeply love them for breakfast or even for lunch and a Bagel Melt is just incredibly easy, so easy that you take a toasted bagel topped with cream cheese, avocados, tomatoes and provolone cheese then sprinkled with garlic pepper and then broiled to a melty goodness. And prep and cooking is usually ready in under 10 minutes.
I don’t know if it is from growing up in California or what, but I love tuna melts. It is tasty as it can be. In a perfect world this would be great on rye bread, but I am not lucky enough to have gluten free rye bread in my area. Anyhow, I have made this delicious sandwich with Udi’s Gluten Free bread and yes, it came out oh so wonderful!
I was battling the what should I make for dinner question until the last minute when I decided it was a burger kinda night. And then proclaimed it was even better — a patty melt kinda night! I love grilled onions… So having an excuse to sauté some up is heaven.
- 1 onion, sliced into 1/4″ rings
- 5 (1/4 lb) ground beef patties
- 10 slices gluten free bread (I used Udi’s)
- 10 slices swiss cheese
- 5 tablespoons thousand island dressing
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Preheat panini grill to medium-high heat (375°F).
Add olive oil and 1/2 Tbsp of Butter into a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is hot, add onions and sauté until browned, about 8 minutes.
Butter one side of your bread. On other side top bread with a slice of cheese, onions, the burger patty, thousand island and a final piece of bread.
Grill your sandwich until golden and the cheese melts, about 2-3 minutes. Repeat for each burger.