I was thinking about our dating days this week, after our 35th Valentine’s Day together. We used to go out to Bob’s Big Boy when we were dating, and one of our favorite meals was the Patty Melt. The nice thing about a patty melt is the lack of the big bun, so a little extra cheese is easily justifiable.
How to Make a Chipotle, Avocado, and Onion Patty Melt
Start with good beef, lean but not the very leanest. This is ground round, with 15% fat. Nice and flavorful when there’s a little fat! I shaped the patties to fit perfectly on a piece of sourdough toast. Season with salt and pepper.
While the burgers are cooking, cut some good cheddar cheese and perfectly ripe avocado. Tonight I used Cabot Chipotle Cheddar to add a little kick! Those slices are just the right size for my custom-shaped patties. Continue reading