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Pastrami Patty Melt Sliders

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  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 16
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These bite-sized sammies take the Patty Melt to a whole new level of adorable deliciousness.
Updated May 11, 2017
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Patty Melt Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

Onion Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced, separated into rings
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

Onion Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb thinly sliced pastrami
  • 1 small loaf mini rye bread
  • 4 slices (3/4 oz. each) Swiss cheese


  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, mix all patty melt ingredients (not onion ingredients, bread, cheese or pastrami). Shape mixture into 16 small patties, about 1/4 inch thick. Refrigerate while cooking onions.
  • 2
    In 8-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onions in oil, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in salt and pepper; keep warm.
  • 3
    Place patties on grill rack over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until meat thermometer inserted in center of patties reads 160°F. Add bread slices to side of grill for last 5 minutes of grilling, turning once, until lightly toasted. Top patties with a mound of pastrami, and cheese. Cover grill; cook about 1 minute longer or until cheese is melted. Place patties on bread; top with onions.

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More About This Recipe

  • Remember the first time you ate a patty melt? How shockingly delicious that seasoned patty of ground beef tasted, all slathered in caramelized onions and served up on rye bread? Well, prepare yourselves. Because we've topped the classic patty melt with layers of pastrami and served it up on teensy tiny slices of cocktail bread to make insanely perfect and totally incredible Pastrami Patty Melt Sliders. Intrigued? This recipe is super simple and so fun to make. It's based on the tried-and-true Betty Crocker Grilled Patty Melt with Smothered Onions classic recipe, which you can find in Betty's cookbook. Once you've prepared the meat, the bread, the awesomeness, put it all together. Hold it all together. Ready the mouth. And bite. The next step here would be to share. There are plenty of these adorable, scrumptious sandwiches to go around at your next game day celebration or neighborhood party. But then again, no one has to know that. Share or keep them all for yourselves. Or sleep with them under your pillow.
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