Sausage Melt with American Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan gives the classic melt a mouth-watering makeover. Follow this easy recipe to transform a simple sandwich into a handheld masterpiece you can call your own. It’s a sandwich so good, it’ll make you, well, melt.


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What You Need

1 tbsp
1 tsp
fresh thyme, minced
garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup
bread crumbs
1/8 tsp
black pepper
burger buns
slices of American style cheese
2 tbsp
good quality BBQ sauce
4 tbsp
butter, divided
yellow onion, skins removed and julienned
2 tbsp

1 tsp
kosher salt
  • In a sauté pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter on medium high heat. Add the onion then salt. Cook approximately 20 minutes, frequently stirring, until the onions are deep brown and sweet. Remove and cool.
  • Mix the sausage meat, sriracha, thyme, garlic, bread crumbs, and pepper until well combined. Then divide the meat into 4 equal size patties.Grill the patties until cooked through. While the patties are cooking, lightly base each patty with the BBQ sauce. When the patties are fully cooked, place them on a plate to cool, slightly, so the melt can be built.
  • While patties are cooking, pull each bun apart to create 8 pieces. Flip each piece over so the top and bottom of each bun is facing you. Using a rolling pin, roll each half bun to flatten slightly.
  • To build the melts, place one slice of cheese on the bottom bun followed by the patty, 1 tbsp of caramelized onions and then another slice of cheese. Generously butter the top and bottom of all the melts. Cook each melt in a non-stick pan on medium heat until both sides are golden brown and crispy. Be sure to gently press down the melt on both sides until cooked. A spatula or frying pan will do the trick.
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