Spicy Buffalo Patty Melts

I’ve never put much thought into patty melts.

For example, I wouldn’t order a patty melt at Waffle House. But, I’m kinda weird when it comes to certain things at restaurants.

I tend to prefer my own cooking, especially chicken.


I cannot handle untrimmed chicken – it grosses me out. Holy Lord. As much as I love Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwiches – I have to deconstruct that damn thing to eat it. There’s no way in hell I’ll be sinking my teeth into a nasty piece of chicken.

You know what I’m talking about.

Cheesy Spicy Buffalo Patty Melts

That being said, I have no idea why the thought of a patty melt at Waffle House is gross to me – I mean, I eat the hell out of their cheese eggs and raisin toast. I LOVE their raisin toast, and I have to have extra apple butter but for some reason, they are so stingy they tend to give me one little packet at a time. One.


I just don’t see how hoarding apple butter will benefit you financially, Waffle House.

Don’t you want a tip?

This pretty little thing, however, I would order.

Spicy Buffalo Patty Melts

It’s your basic patty melt but slathered in a combination of mayo and buffalo hot sauce on each piece of bread (3).

It makes it special.

Trust me.


  •  1 lb ground round
  •  2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  •  1 tbsp salt
  •  1 tbsp pepper
  •  1 yellow onion, sliced thin
  •  2 tbsp olive oil
  •  1 tbsp sugar
  •  1 tbsp salt
  •  1/2 lb baby Swiss cheese, sliced thin
  •  1 cup mayonnaise
  •  1 cup buffalo hot sauce
  •  9 slices Jewish Rye bread, with seeds
  •  1/2 stick salted butter, melted


  • Combine the ground round with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper into very thin burgers; you should have about 6. Set aside.
  • Bring the 2 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat in a skillet; add onions, sugar and salt. Saute for about 15-20 minutes, stirring constantly until caramelized.
  • Remove from heat and cover.
  • Mix the mayo and hot sauce together in a small bowl.
  • Brush the bread with butter and add face down back to the pan over medium heat. Top with mayo mixture, burger patty, cheese, another slice of bread, etc.
  • Grill until cheese is melted, flipping halfway through.

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2 Responses to Spicy Buffalo Patty Melts

  1. Amy says:

    Is it wrong to be craving this patty melt at midnight? Yum!

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