we sub 1/2 ground turkey and 1/2 hot/sweet turkey sausage (casings removed) instead of beef. Often we use brioche buns instead of rye bread. The combo of burger and mushroom mixture is the best!
Have made these several times. Nothing fancy. I like to grill the hamburger then finish the sandwiches on my panini press. A dab of A1 sauce really makes them better IMO.
Delicious! I had no problem with the mushrooms falling apart when flipping, but then I did it a little differently: when the patties were just done I topped them with the mushroom mixture and placed the cheese on top, covering the pan with a lid till the cheese melted with the mushrooms. From there to the bread and proceed as the recipe directs. Foolproof and just scrumptious! BTW, I'm not a fan of rye bread so used slices of French bread instead.
The beer/broth is making it runny. Leave out it has enough flavor without them. I added some garlic. Not bad.
one of my staples! even excellent without the bread.
These taste amazing. The problem I had was coordinating the cooking and keeping the mushrooms on the burgers when I flipped them. This recipe was stressful to make! Next time, I'll have someone help me cook them. They were super messy to eat-not sure how you would serve them as appetizers-maybe I did something wrong?
Really tasty! It took a little longer than I would have liked, but I really just need to invest in a griddle so I can cook all of the burgers at once! I will definitely make this one again!
I'd just like to add that I think this recipe could easily be amended to make killer appetizers. I'd use the small party rye bread, first lightly toasting it in the oven on a cookie sheet. The onions and mushrooms would need to be chopped fairly small and the patties would need to be smaller, of course, and cooked for a shorter time. I'd then top the toasted party rye slices with a tiny patty, the mushroom mix, and then the cheese, pop them back in the oven for 5 minutes or just until the cheese was melted and voila, you'd have one very delicious appetizer.
I made these for dinner the night the magazine was delivered to rave reviews. These sandwiches are the most requested poker night and game day food to the point that I got a griddle for Christmas '10 so I could make more at a time. The guys have no iea that this is a light dish and I am not telling.
great recipe! seasoned the patties with steak seasoning like suggested and then made mine into mini patty melt sliders! So good!
Good. A nice alternative to the fat-laden restaurant versions.. need a provolone with good flavor though. Won't make every week, but will definitely make again.
Hubby loved it! It was a little more difficult than I anticipated, but I'm sure it will be even better then next time! A very good burger!
Love this! I don't care for rye bread, but it really enhances the flavor of this!
The recipe is absolutely fabulous and worthy of a special occasion.
Outstanding is a good way to describe this sandwich. Served on Pumpernickel and used brown beer but followed the recipe otherwise. Will definitely make again.
This is a good solid recipe and makes a very hearty dinner. The rye bread and the beer are a must. It's what sets this recipe apart from the rest. My family requests this recipe quite often. We bbq the patties when the weather is nice.
Simple and so yummy, because all four of my boys loved it...some minus the mushroom/onions...it's a five star for my family of six!
I had some deer burger and was wondering what to do with it - tired of the same ole thing... So I was delighted to come across this recipe. I did not change a thing except for the meat/protein. We all enjoyed it, including my 6yr old son - who loved it right down to the rye bread! PS to make this a quick weeknight dinner I just served w/ kettle chips and sliced avocado.
I've found that this recipe is a great reason to break out my griddle so that I can cook all four sandwiches at once. This has impressed even my most meat-loving friends/family. We are onion lovers so we always end up adding more onion. I love the trick of using cooking spray on the bread to create a grilled sandwich without all the added fat/calories. We love these and make them often.
This is a very good weeknight recipe. I made half the recipe for 2 of us and didn't do the flour/beer as it seemed pointless. Of course! more cheese would make it better.
These patty melts were delicious! They are quick to make and sooo tasty! The ground sirloin makes a ton of difference over regular ground beef. I accidentally left out the beer and flour (and didn't realize it until hours later) but it didn't matter. I served them with tropical fruit salad.
This recipe was really simple to make,it has big flavor and it makes a very filling meal. I used Guinness which turned out to be a great choice. I would not have done anything different with the recipe. Pair this patty melt with anything from a pear walnut and gorgonzola salad to sweet potatoe fries or just a pickle (thats the New Yorker in me). Simply Yummy!
So delicious. Apparently I didn't read the recipe through because I left out the beer! But still, so yummy and even the kids liked it! Will definitely make again.
Delicious weeknight dinner...definitely think the beer added to the flavor. I used bella mushrooms and rye bread. Served with the recommended potatoes and a green salad. easy to adapt for little kids by just omitting the mushroom/onion on theirs.
Quick, easy and tasty. I wanted to cut some of the fat and calories plus make this a vegetarian meal so I used Quorn Turkey Burgers instead. Delicious and perfect for a weeknight. I agree that the rye bread is important for flavor and I did sub in beef broth for the beer (didn't have a porter on hand). Served with one of those steamable grilled veggie medleys which had potatoes, eggplant, asparagus, and peppers in it. From prep to plate it took me 20 min. I would definitely make it again.
I loved this except the saltyness. I will use again but omit the salt altogether. I think the Rye bread is enough to swallow (not used to it) but the salt added was way too much. I will do it again in two days......no salt added!
This was a great meal. I followed the recipe exactly, except I used some buffalo meat I found at the grocery store. The flavor of the mushrooms went great with the rye bread.
Excellent sandwich! I made it exactly as called for, except that I used Baby Bella mushrooms instead of the cremini. My son put a little horseradish on his, and said that was really good, too. Both of my kids (teenagers) loved it, and neither are fans of cooked mushrooms! It was good with the rest of the dark beer called for in the mushrooms :-) Will definitely make this again and maybe serve it with soup.
These sandwiches were wonderful I made them for my husband and myself and he ate two! I did leave out the beer and used broth instead. I can't wait to make them again!
These were amazing and so easy. Served to dinner guests and they loved them. Highly recommend.
My Husband and 3 son's loved these! I used sourdough bread instead of the rye. This is a do over dinner, as my kids would say!
I only gave this 3 stars because it did not rate a special occasion, however these were very tasty sandwichs. Follow the recipe, however I may follow the lead of another reviewer and add some Montreal Steak. Served with a green salad and oven french fries.
My husband and I loved this. Tasted like something you would get at a diner when you were cheating on your regular diet. Followed recipe exactly, but used broth instead of beer. Tried with rye bread and regular wheat buns - really needs rye bread to make it perfect.
Very good sandwich. Did three cheats. Sprinkled some Montreal steak seasoning on the patties. Grated very good provolone and topped the hot patties so the cheese melted on its own. Used lightly toasted bread rather than browning in the skillet. Served with a chopped salad and the recommended potato wedges. Great on a cold & rainy night.
These were incredible sandwiches!! I loved the mushrooms! It was really easy and quick. I was afraid that when the mushroom mixture was placed on the burger, it would be too messy to flip but it wasn't. Definitely a keeper!
Oh my, these were good! They are a perfect way to satisfy a patty melt craving without feeling gross afterward. Only substitutions were using sourdough bread and olive oil cooking spray. Other than that I did something I hardly ever do, and followed the recipe exactly. We will definately make these again. May add a little thyme to the shrooms and onions. Even the kids loved them! And we are making them for grandma soon.