Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melt

This classic patty melt gets a healthy makeover with lean ground sirloin, reduced fat provolone cheese and plenty of mushrooms.

The sandwich is quick and easy to prepare and makes a great weeknight menu idea.

Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melts
Makes 4 sandwiches
Recipe from Cooking light

1 pound ground sirloin
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup thinly sliced yellow onion
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (8-ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms (note: I used baby portabella)
1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup dark beer (note: use beef broth in place of the beer)
8 (1.1 ounce) slices rye bread
4 (3/4 ounce) slices reduced-fat provolone cheese
1.  Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Shape beef into 4 (4-inch) patties.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add patties; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.
2.  Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion, salt, pepper, and mushrooms; saute 3 minutes.  Sprinkle flour over mushroom mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Stir in beer; cook 30 seconds or until thick.  Remove from heat, keep warm.
3.  When patties are done, remove from large skillet.  Wipe pan clean; heat over medium high heat.  Coat 1 side of each bread slice with cooking spray.  Place 4 bread slices, coated sides down, in pan.  Top each with 1 patty, 1 cheese slice, and one-fourth of mushroom mixture.  Top with remaining bread slices; coat with cooking spray.  Cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

37 thoughts on “Mushroom and Provolone Patty Melt

  1. I believe you've turned something basic into something special – it looks delicious and while I've eaten uncountable numbers of burgers, I don't think I've ever had a patty melt – but will soon.


  2. Wow, that is one amazing sandwich! Grilled cheese but kicked up like a million notches 😀 Completely delish!Hope you are having a great weekend.*kisses* HH


  3. I just copied and pasted that into BigOven because this one has my older boy's name written all over it. He loves mushrooms and provolone. Thanks for passing this one on!


  4. Velva, this is one fabulous grilled sandwich! I love every single ingredient. And I sure wish I had the makings in my fridge right now! Mushrooms are a super addition and love the provolone!


  5. Cooking Light has wonderful recipes, don't they? There is so much flavor to be found in this simple recipe that you'd never know you were eating healthfully. Looks very tasty!


  6. I never think to cook with beer. But seems like a good idea to me! Wish I had the ingredients right now, had a very unsatisfying dinner out and this looks extra delicious just about now…12:30am!


  7. Okay, Velva, I know what you're up to here-trying to single handedly cause me to fall from vegetarian grace (smile). Just kidding. This melt does look delicious though…Ooh, I need to look at your pineapple mojito below-sounds so good!


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