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

Ingredients:
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
Directions:
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.
Enjoy!

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.

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  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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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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