- 1/2 pound ground beef
- Salt and black pepper
- 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup sharp white cheddar, shredded
- 1/2 cup mild yellow cheddar, shredded
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon Dijon
- 1/2 jar pimento peppers, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 cayenne pepper
- 8 slices white bread
- Mayo, for slathering
Preheat griddle or grill to medium-high.
Place 1/4 of the ground beef on a piece of wax paper. Place another piece of wax paper over the top and press it down with a heavy pot until it's super thin. Add a tablespoon of onion onto the patty and press again with the pot to smash the onion into the patty. Season the patty with salt and plenty of black pepper. Repeat with remaining meat—you should have 4 patties altogether.
Place the patties on the grill or griddle and cook for 3 minutes per side. Remove from the grill. While the patties are cooling, make the pimento cheese spread.
In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, Dijon and pimento peppers. Once smooth, add in the paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. Fold in the cheese.
To build a patty melt, spread some pimento cheese spread on one side of each piece of the bread. Sandwich a cooked patty between two slices of bread. Slather the outsides of the bread with mayo.
Place the patty melts onto the griddle and grill for a few minutes per side or until golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Serve with Dill Pickle Fries alongside.