So I use to like L&L’s Hawaiian Barbecue. Ever since I found out I was allergic to chicken and gluten, I haven’t eaten there in years. This Macaroni Salad recipe is a copycat version of their mac salad. It is so tasty that my husband LOVED it and kept raving to people how great it was. Now that made me a happy cook that is for sure!
Anyhow, here is my take on L&L’s Hawaiian Barbecue’s Mac Salad.
I always seem to have at least a 100 eggs in my garage refrigerator at all times. When I am bored or don’t know what to make for dinner I tend to gravitate towards using up the eggs and making breakfast as our dinner.
This time I decided to make a breakfast pizza. My brother made it for me once and I really enjoyed it. So this time I decided to make one for my family. While I can’t truly remember what my brother topped his pizza with — I just scoured the fridge and went from there for my breakfast pizzas.
I found slices of ham, spinach, and wonderful onions and tomatoes from my garden. I couldn’t wait to get started!!
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.
Gluten Free Patty Melt
- 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.
Remove onions from pan and set aside. In same pan, fry the hamburger patties for 3 to 4 minutes until very browned on one side. Flip and continue cooking the other side for another 3 minutes. Remove from pan.
Assemble the patty melts:
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.