Sunday morning breakfast at my Uncle Joe’s house was always the best. After church we would all meet over there and he would make us a nice meal and then the kids would go play outside while the adults drank their coffee and visited.
These relaxing days were the ones I looked forward to the most of all through the whole week. Not only did I love playing on the country side, the meals were always amazing.
One day he made us these patty melt sandwiches and I thought I had died and gone to heaven. It was like having a hamburger…but for breakfast! You can’t often do that as a young kid, or even as an adult.
I found a similar recipe on The Pioneer Woman not that long ago, and I couldn’t wait to try it out for my husband. He loves hamburgers so I knew he would fall in love with these too.
He had three sandwiches the first time I made them! My kids each had one too and gobbled them right up. Now I make these fairly regularly for breakfast and for other meals throughout the day. They’re always a huge hit.
- 4 Tablespoons Land O’ Lakes Butter, More If Needed
- 1/2 whole Medium Yellow Onion, Sliced
- 1/4 pound Jimmy Dean Breakfast Sausage
- 2 whole Eggs, Beaten
- 3 slices Sargento Cheddar, Swiss, Provolone, Or Other Cheese
- 2 slices Bread (sourdough, Rye, Whole Wheat, Etc.)
- Heat a non-stick skillet over low heat and melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 20 minutes, until onions are soft and slightly caramelized. Remove them to a plate and set them aside.
- Form the sausage into a thin patty about the width of the bread you’re using. Add it to the same skillet and increase the heat to medium. Cook the patty on both sides until fully cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside. Wipe the skillet clean with a paper towel.
- Pour in the beaten eggs and cook, forming them into a rough circle as they set up. Flip to finish cooking on the other side.
- Assemble the patty melt: bread, cheese, patty, eggs, cheese, onions, cheese, bread. Melt the remaining butter in a clean skillet over low heat. Place the sandwich in the skillet and cook low and slow for a good 8 to 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the bread is deliciously crisp. Add more butter to the skillet if the bread needs it (you don’t want the bread to be dry!)
- Slice in half and serve.