A healthy pimiento-cheese spread makes an insanely delicious topping for this easy patty melt recipe. To keep the bread-to-burger ratio even (and calories in check), look for a smaller loaf of country bread or cut large slices in half.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015


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  • Combine onion, Worcestershire, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add beef and gently knead together. Do not overmix. Form into 4 burgers, about the same size as the bread you're using.

  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat. Add the burgers and cook, turning once, until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes total.

  • Meanwhile, preheat broiler to high. Combine cheese, mayonnaise, pimientos and scallions in a small bowl.

  • Place toast on a baking sheet. Top each piece with a burger and about 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture. Broil until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes.


Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

335.8 calories; protein 29.1g 58% DV; carbohydrates 16.9g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 2.7g; fat 16.5g 25% DV; saturated fat 6.8g 34% DV; cholesterol 88.7mg 30% DV; vitamin a iu 643.8IU 13% DV; vitamin c 7mg 12% DV; folate 27.9mcg 7% DV; calcium 166.2mg 17% DV; iron 3.7mg 20% DV; magnesium 48.9mg 18% DV; potassium 482.8mg 14% DV; sodium 533.1mg 21% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV; added sugar 2g.