Have you ever been to Disneyland and eaten dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen? One of the items they have on their buffet menu line is PB&J Pizza. While my kids and I couldn’t eat it I made it at home on Udi’s Pizza Crust. It was really good! Warm, melty goodness! And this is coming from someone who really isn’t a big fan of PB&J sandwiches.
Now fast forward a year and a half… I was making everyone roast beef sandwiches except for one of the kids they wanted a PB&J sandwich instead. I took out the panini grill so I could make the Roast beef sandwiches and then said, “Can I put your PB&J on the panini grill, also?” and my kid was like, “Sure.”
Well the other two kids seemed to be jealous and all I could hear was, “Can I have a bite to try your sandwich?” “This is sooooooo good!”
Anyhow, a new sandwich was born in our home, LOL.
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.