Cheddar and Pork Patty Melts with Whiskey Caramelized Onions and Baby Bella Mushrooms.


So after watching “The Rachael Ray”
Show over the past few weeks and watching her make some WICKED delicious ( lol) looking patty melts I decided to try my hand and make my own versions of them. This was actually just a quick thinking dinner idea tonight after a long day! These came out excellent and the added bonus of some Bacon and pickles was just a super PLUS in my book.

1 lb ground pork
1 med onion and 1 large onion cut into slices
1/3 lb baby Bella mushrooms sliced ( they sometimes come already pre-sliced like the ones I used)
2 teas fennel seed
2 teas garlic powder
2 teas onion powder
2 teas smoked paprika
4 slices cheddar cheese
8 slices of cooked bacon( cook in microwave for 5 mins)
8 slices Tuscan white pane ( or what ever bread you decide to use
8 teas mayo ( I used this instead of butter for getting the tops and bottoms nice and golden brown)
1 cup whiskey
Pickle slices
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

In a bowl, combine ground pork with spices and salt and pepper. Mix well and form 4 patties making then thinner in the middle and thicker at the edges. Preheat a griddle pan on med high heat. Drop patties and cook about 4 mins each side. While patties are cooking , grab a skillet and add some olive and preheat on med high heat. Add onion and mushrooms, once mushrooms start to brown, pour in whiskey and combine. Cook whiskey out for about 2 mins. Add salt and pepper and remove from heat.
Once patties are cook thoroughly and have browned it’s time to assemble your patty melts.

Using your griddle pan, slab some mayo on 4 slices of bread and put the mayo side down on griddle pan. Add cheese, your pork patty, onions and mushrooms, then some pickles and 2 sliced of cooked bacon and lastly a little bit more cheddar and top part of patty melt again slabbing a bit more mayo on top. Do this for each patty melt. Place large piece of tin foil over melts and cook for about 2 to 3 mins. Flip your patties over to the other side and again placing the tin foil over the top. Cook an additional 2 to 3 mins till cheese is all gooey, remove, slice in half and serve with some kettle cooked chips( MY FAV)..

Cooking time: approx 20 mins

Served 4 peeps



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