Coffee Glazed Patty Melt

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 55 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy


  • 2 to 3 tablespoons Butter
  • 3 large sweet onions peeled, halved and thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Folgers Classic Roast® Instant Coffee Crystals
  • 1 teaspoon Water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 4 (1/4 lb.) lean ground beef patties
  • 8 slices hearty seeded rye bread
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 6 tablespoons Butter softened


  • Step 1

    HEAT 2 tablespoons butter in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in onions. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce heat and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, about 40 minutes or until onions are soft and caramelized, adding more butter if needed.

  • Step 2

    DISSOLVE instant coffee crystals and water in small microwave-safe bowl. Blend in Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and brown sugar to make coffee glaze. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds or until bubbly. Stir 2 tablespoons coffee glaze into the caramelized onions.

  • Step 3

    SEASON both sides of patties with salt and pepper. Cook slowly in large non-stick skillet over medium heat, turning and basting with coffee glaze until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Coat patties with remaining glaze.

  • Step 4

    TOP each of 4 bread slices with 2 slices of cheese, 1/4 of caramelized onions, hamburger patty and another slice of bread. Spread softened butter over top and bottom of sandwich. Cook in large non-stick skillet over medium heat until golden brown on both sides. Allow sandwiches to rest on cutting board several minutes before cutting in half with serrated knife. Serve immediately.

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