Have you ever wanted to try a Steak and Shake Frisco Patty Melt? This is a delicious burger that is hard to put down. One bite and you will be convinced this is one tasty burger.
Steak and Shake makes some of the best burgers out there. Did you know their meat is never frozen, and fresh meat can taste better than frozen burgers? They also use a unique mix of beef. Did you know that they use several cuts of beef to make their specially ground beef? They use a combination of round, sirloin, and T-bones steak. This mix of beef makes their burger patties extra unique and gives them an added flavor. For this recipe, I will use a mix of ground round, ground sirloin, and ground chuck. If you only want to purchase one type of ground beef, I would suggest that you go with ground sirloin, as it has a medium amount of fat when compared to ground round, and ground chuck.
This patty melt has two different types of cheese, you will use Swiss cheese, and American cheese for this recipe. The combination of the two cheese gives this burger a good variety in the flavor. The Swiss cheese gives you a wonderful nuttiness, and the American cheese melts into perfection.
The bread for the Steak and Shake Frisco Patty Melt is sourdough bread. Many other patty melts are made with a pumpernickel or other style of bread. Your favorite sourdough will work out well for your burger. In the restaurant, they butter the bread with a special machine. The “butter” that they use, really isn’t butter, it is spread that helps the bread brown nicely, makes the bread a little crispy, and gives a butter taste. At home, I would spread some softened butter on your bread.
The sauce on this bread is a mix of French Salad Dressing, Thousand Island Salad Dressing, which a touch of ketchup, and dash of Worcestershire sauce. What makes the Steak and Shake Frisco Melt unique is they do not prepare grilled onions for their sandwich, you could do this if you desire, but that isn’t something that they do in the restaurant.
Steak and Shake Frisco Patty Melt
Not everyone is near a Steak and Shake, but you can still enjoy one of these at home.
- 8 ounces ground round
- 4 ounces ground sirloin
- 4 ounces ground chuck
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 cup thousand island dressing
- 1/2 cup French Salad dressing
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 1 tablespoon softened butter
- 2 slices American cheese
- 2 slices Swiss cheese
In a medium-sized bowl combine the ground round, ground sirloin, and ground chuck. Combine and mix. Allow meat to rest about 10 minutes in the refrigerator before forming 4 - 4-ounce balls of meat.
While the meat is resting combine the salt, black pepper, onion salt, and garlic salt in a small bowl. You will use this burger seasoning on the burger.
Prepare the Frisco sauce by combining the thousand island dressing, French salad dressing, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.
Preheat the griddle to 375 degrees, if you do not have a griddle I suggest that you use a large cast iron pan. If you have a large griddle butter 4 pieces of bread on one side, and allow the bread to toast on the griddle while the burger cook. If you do not have a griddle you may want to toast the bread on one side in your skillet before you cook the beef.
Once the cooking surface had heated up fully place the meatballs onto the skillet. You will need to press the burgers into thin patties. Use a spatula to press the burgers into thin patties. Season with the burger seasoning. These burgers cook very quickly 2 to 3 minutes on the first side. Once the edges begin to brown flip the burgers and season them again. Place the 4 slices of cheese onto the meat patties. They will need to cook for another minute or two before they have cooked through.
To build the burgers spread the Frisco sauce on the untoasted portion of the bread liberally. Build your burger starting with a piece of the toasted bread, and then place a meat patty topped with Swiss cheese, and then one topped with American cheese, and top with a piece of toasted bread.