Powder Day IPA Double Patty Melts

Published on February 2nd 2022 by SNBC
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min

We’ve checked the “double” box on everything here: beer, patties, cheese. Double dry-hopped Powder Day lends its kick to burgers topped with juicy onions, pressed to perfection in crispy rye bread — all the flavors, all the texture.

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  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 onions, sliced 1-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup, plus a splash of Powder Day IPA
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices Rye bread
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season

Step 1

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and season with salt and pepper. Cook onions for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until nicely caramelized.

Step 2

Add 1/4 cup of Powder Day IPA, and lower heat to a simmer. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 3

In a mixing bowl, add a splash of Powder Day IPA to ground beef. Mix in with fingers. Divide ground beef in half, then half again to make four equal-sized meat balls. On a cutting board, press each ball into a disc, then shape into patties, seasoning well on both sides.

Step 4

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook for 2-4 minutes, until nicely browned. Flip, top with cheese, and cook until cheese is melted, about 2-3 minutes.

Step 5

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 slices of rye bread, top with two patties each, and caramelized onions. Top each with a slice of rye, cook for 3-5 minutes, until the bread is nicely browned, and flip patty melts over.

Step 6

Add remaining butter, tossing sandwiches around in melted butter. Cook for 3-5 minutes, remove patty melts from the pan, slice, and serve.


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