When I tasted the Don Lee Farms Angus Patties at Costco, it made my day. I went immediately to the freezer and grabbed a box of twelve patties. That’s three pounds of quarter pound burgers. They cost just over a dollar a pattie. The price was a little steep for my budget, but they tasted so good!
Each burger weighs in at four ounces. One burger has 240 calories and 16 grams of fat, including 6 grams of saturated fat. Every burger provides ten percent of the daily requirement for iron.
These fully-cooked burgers helped us to save money, since they are so easy to fix. We used them instead of going out for fast food. They can be prepared in a pan, microwaved, or grilled in a matter of minutes. The patties are made from U.S.D.A. Choice Angus beef, fresh onions, salt, fresh garlic, and cracked pepper. I recommend these tasty burgers to anybody who wants a good meal and needs to make it quickly. We are on our third box and Don Lee Farms Angus Patties have become one of our go-to foods for meals after work.
It’s hard to find a good Pattie Melt Sandwich, so I thought the Angus burgers would provide a great base for the sandwich. My sandwich was a bit unconventional for a Pattie Melt. I looked for the Swiss and rye, only to find that they had disappeared into a hungry guy. As a seasoned refrigerator cook, I looked around and found acceptable substitutes. Pepperjack cheese was grated and added to Mexican four cheese blend. I used Orowheat Healthfull bread. It is made with ten grains and has five grams of fiber and protein per slice. I am sure that it is healthier than rye or sourdough, but I love the crunch that those breads have after they are grilled!
Pattie Melt Sandwich
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (I use Kirkland brand from Costco.)
1 medium onion sliced into thin rings (about 1 cup)
2 Don Lee Farms Angus Patties
4 slices of bread (Rye, sourdough, and pumpernickel all work well. Orowheat Healthfull is what I used.)
Swiss cheese to cover 2 bread slices or ½ cup shredded cheese blend. (I used ¼ cup pepperjack and ¼ cup Mexican blend cheese.)
Your favorite condiments
In a large heavy skillet, using medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Turn the heat to high. Stir the sliced onions into the olive oil and sauté on high heat, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium and place the frozen Angus patties on top of the onions. Cover the pan and cook over medium heat for another 8 minutes, stirring occasionally and turning the Angus pattie one time. At the end of this time your meat will be perfectly heated and soaking up the juices of the delicious onions.
Using a heavy iron skillet, I like to grill rye, sourdough, or pumpernickel bread. I will use whatever is available, if none of my preferred breads happen to be in the house. Spread soft butter on each slice. (If you prefer, you may use extra virgin olive oil, instead. Use the amount that you enjoy. In that case, you would add the oil to the pan and heat the oil gently. If you are watching your oil intake, you may use a non-stick cooking spray. Just spray it evenly on the bread. There’s no need to soak it, but put a good coat of the spray on the bread.) Place the 4 slices of buttered bread into a warm skillet. Cover two pieces of bread with a Swiss cheese or grated cheese blend. Cover the pan. Cook on medium heat. Watch the bread carefully, and grill it to perfection. This takes about 1-2 minutes. When the bread is almost to your desired brownness, turn the pan off and let it finish browning.
Assemble the sandwiches by placing a cheese covered piece of grilled bread on a plate, grilled side down. Place the Angus pattie on top of the cheese. Cover the pattie with the caramelized onions. Use your favorite condiment on the final piece of grilled bread and close the sandwich.
In less than twenty minutes, you can be eating a succulent Pattie Melt Sandwich. Serve it with some dill pickles, chips, and creamy coleslaw. You’ll have a fully rounded sandwich meal.
We have found so many ways to use these Don Lee Farms Angus Burgers at our house. Would you like some more recipes or ideas? Let me know by e-mailing or posting on the Sandwiches Forum.
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