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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2015


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30 mins


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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

1 patty melt
336 calories; protein 29.1g; carbohydrates 16.9g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 2.7g; fat 16.5g; saturated fat 6.8g; cholesterol 88.7mg; vitamin a iu 643.8IU; vitamin c 7mg; folate 27.9mcg; calcium 166.2mg; iron 3.7mg; magnesium 48.9mg; potassium 482.8mg; sodium 533.1mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 2g.

1 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat