Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melt

This classic patty melt gets a healthy makeover with lean ground sirloin, reduced fat provolone cheese and plenty of mushrooms.

The sandwich is quick and easy to prepare and makes a great weeknight menu idea.


Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melts
Makes 4 sandwiches
Recipe from Cooking light

Ingredients:
1 pound ground sirloin
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms (note: I used baby portabella)
1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dark beer (note: use beef broth in place of the beer)
8 (1.1 ounce) slices rye bread
4 (3/4 ounce) slices reduced-fat provolone cheese

Directions:
1.  Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Shape beef into 4 (4-inch) patties.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.

2.  Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion, salt, pepper, and mushrooms; saute 3 minutes.  Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Stir in beer; cook 30 seconds or until thick.  Remove from heat, keep warm.

3.  When patties are done, remove from large skillet.  Wipe pan clean; heat over medium high heat.  Coat 1 side of each bread slice with cooking spray.  Place 4 bread slices, coated sides down, in pan.  Top each with 1 patty, 1 cheese slice, and one-fourth of mushroom mixture.  Top with remaining bread slices; coat with cooking spray.  Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

Enjoy!
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37 comments:

Sommer J said...

Looks soooooo delicious!!!! This will be apart of this week's meal plan for sure. Thanks for posting!

Big Dude said...

I believe you've turned something basic into something special - it looks delicious and while I've eaten uncountable numbers of burgers, I don't think I've ever had a patty melt - but will soon.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Wow, that is one amazing sandwich! Grilled cheese but kicked up like a million notches :D Completely delish!
Hope you are having a great weekend.
*kisses* HH

Pam said...

I had marked this to try. I'm so glad it came out good.

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a simple and delicious sandwich! Love the grilled cheese in it...gorgeous!

Lea Ann said...

ohman does this look good. Another bookmarked.

Chris said...

I just copied and pasted that into BigOven because this one has my older boy's name written all over it. He loves mushrooms and provolone. Thanks for passing this one on!

Barbara said...

Velva, this is one fabulous grilled sandwich! I love every single ingredient. And I sure wish I had the makings in my fridge right now! Mushrooms are a super addition and love the provolone!

Dishesdone said...

Definitely making this one, I love provolone with mushrooms! Looks fantastic!

Heather said...

Oh man--I saw this in Cooking Light and drooled all over the magazine! I'm glad to know it's good!

Lyndsey said...

Velva...this looks scrumptious! I am sooo hungry right now and want to take a big bite of it. Yum, nothing could be better than the perfect grilled sandwich!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We love a good patty melt! This one sounds fantastic with the provolone, mushrooms and onions!

Kim said...

Cooking Light has wonderful recipes, don't they? There is so much flavor to be found in this simple recipe that you'd never know you were eating healthfully. Looks very tasty!

A Year on the Grill said...

Oh boy, what a fine dish... provolone is about my very favorite cheese

Great suggestion

Claudia said...

Ih yes. I don't think a patty melt gets any better than this.

Chef Dennis said...

nothing beats a good patty melt! I love the mushroom and onions on this sandwich!

paulakiger said...

I just printed this out for my househusband, BEFORE I commented to you. Yum!

Irish Gumbo said...

(swoon) Makes me reconsider the whole idea of the patty melt, which (in its original form) I have always found a bit boring. tasty idea, and a good one!

5 Star Foodie said...

An awesome sandwich, definitely a great quick weeknight dinner!

Jennifurla said...

This is absolutely my favorite post I have seen today, wishing I had this.

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

I haven't had a patty melt since I was a kid! My mouth is watering. Can I have one for breakfast?

The Japanese Redneck said...

Quite good looking. I luv a good patty melt!

Chef E said...

Oh how I am ready to sink my teeth into something American like this! Looks great...

Eliana said...

This looks glorious. Wish I could take a huge bite of it right now.

We Are Not Martha said...

Yum! This is the ideal sandwich for a rainy day like today :) I love the mushrooms involved. Delicious!

Sues

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

I love patty melts so much! Looks fantastic!

Julie said...

that is a great weeknight meal for sure...tomorrow perhaps :)

LaDivaCucina said...

I never think to cook with beer. But seems like a good idea to me! Wish I had the ingredients right now, had a very unsatisfying dinner out and this looks extra delicious just about now...12:30am!

Marguerite said...

Looks soooo good and easy, too! Love the addition of the dark beer! Great idea!

Stella said...

Okay, Velva, I know what you're up to here-trying to single handedly cause me to fall from vegetarian grace (smile). Just kidding. This melt does look delicious though...
Ooh, I need to look at your pineapple mojito below-sounds so good!

3 hungry tummies said...

Wow I want that as my lunch today. Must try to gather all the ingredients!

Chef Fresco said...

You can never go wrong with mushrooms and cheese! Looks delicious!

Mimi said...

Great idea adding mushrooms to a patty melt.
Mimi

thefattyreader said...

Mmm, patty melts! Definitely going to take a stab at this sometime.. especially because in my apartment, we're all obsessed with mushrooms and onions. :)

whozyerdanny said...

It's 11 pm and I want this now!

Amateur Foodie said...

Holy crap! I'm so doing this recipe and taking a nap afterwards :)

Karen said...

Now why didn't I think of this?! I love patty melts and this one is just over the top!

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