patty melt whataburger

Copycat Whataburger Patty Melt Recipe

Experience the iconic taste of Patty Melt Whataburger right at home with this easy-to-follow copycat recipe. Featuring juicy beef patties, creamy pepper sauce, and gooey melted cheese, all sandwiched between perfectly toasted Texas toast, this patty melt is a true comfort food classic.

Why You’ll Love This Patty Melt Whataburger

  • Flavorful: Combines savory beef, tangy sauce, and melted cheese.
  • Easy to Make: Simple ingredients and straightforward instructions.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: Great for lunch, dinner, or a hearty snack.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • For the Patties:
    • 1 pound ground beef
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • For the Pepper Sauce:
    • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • For the Patty Melt:
    • 8 slices Texas toast
    • 4 slices American cheese
    • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
    • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

Step-by-Step Guide to prepare Patty Melt Whataburger

  1. Prepare the Beef Patties:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
    • Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and shape them into patties.
  2. Cook the Patties:
    • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach desired doneness.
    • Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Make the Pepper Sauce:
    • In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and chopped chipotle peppers. Set aside.
  4. Caramelize the Onions:
    • In the same skillet, add butter and vegetable oil. Once melted, add sliced onions.
    • Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown and caramelized (about 15-20 minutes).
  5. Assemble the Patty Melt:
    • Spread the pepper sauce on one side of each slice of Texas toast.
    • Place a slice of American cheese and a slice of Monterey Jack cheese on 4 of the toast slices.
    • Add a beef patty on top of the cheese, then top with caramelized onions.
    • Place another slice of toast on top, sauce side down.
  6. Grill the Sandwiches:
    • Heat a clean skillet or griddle over medium heat. Grill each sandwich for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with a side of crispy fries or a fresh salad.
  • Add pickles or jalapeños for an extra kick.
  • Pair with a cold soda or your favorite beer.

How to Store Patty Melt Whataburger

  • Store any leftover patty melts in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in a skillet over low heat until warmed through, or in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Additional Tips

  • Substitutions: Use whole wheat bread instead of Texas toast for a healthier option.
  • Troubleshooting: If the cheese isn’t melting properly, cover the skillet with a lid to trap heat.

Copycat Whataburger Patty Melt Recipe

Recipe by Rose HernandezCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

700

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped

  • 8 slices Texas toast

  • 4 slices American cheese

  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Shape into 4 patties.
  • Cook patties in a skillet over medium-high heat, 4-5 minutes per side. Set aside.
  • Mix mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and chopped chipotle peppers. Set aside.
  • Caramelize onions in the skillet with butter and oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  • Spread pepper sauce on one side of each Texas toast slice. Assemble sandwiches with cheese, beef patties, and caramelized onions.
  • Grill sandwiches in a skillet until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted.

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