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Pastrami Patty Melt Sliders

  • 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. MORE + LESS -

Brooke McLay Brooke McLay
September 17, 2014

Ingredients

PATTY MELT INGREDIENTS:

1
pound 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

OTHER INGREDIENTS:

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

Steps

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  • 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 160ºF. 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
We challenged Tablespoon bloggers to choose a classic recipe from the "Heirloom Recipes and New Twist" section of the brand new Betty Crocker Cookbook and throw down their own spin to share with you.

Today's twist: Pastrami Patty Melt Sliders, CheekyKitchen's version of Betty's classic Patty Melts with Smothered Onions.

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 latest (and most beautiful!) cookbook. You've got to get yourself a copy!

As soon as you get the cookbook, flip the shiny pages, drool over the gorgeous photos, then flip to page 316 and mix up a half-batch of Patty Melt ground beef.  (Or you can find this recipe on Tablespoon, too!)

To make these sliders, you want to start with that classic, perfectly seasoned patty melt meat.

Shape the meat into bite-sized burgers, and cook them with some thinly sliced onions on a hot grill pan.

Add pastrami. Mounds of it. Then, add cheese. Always cheese.

Then, you'll need a mini loaf of rye bread. Most grocers carry these loaves by the gourmet cheese section near the deli. Once you get them, toast up that bread just a bit.

Hold yourself back. This is getting good.

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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More Heirloom Recipes:

Watch for posts across all channels on Tablespoon.com this week for blogger twists on heirloom recipes!

Pound Cake Recipe
Strawberry Freezer Jam Recipe
Original Chex Mix Recipe
Meat Loaf Recipe
Pancakes Recipe
Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Brooke blogs at CheekyKitchen.com where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke’s profile to see what she cooks up next!

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