Patty Melts with Secret Sauce

The special Secret Sauce makes these patty melts even more delicious. 

Patty Melts with Secret Sauce
Yields 6
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  1. 1½ pounds ground beef
  2. 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  3. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  4. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  5. 12 slices sourdough bread
  6. ½ cup Secret Sauce
  7. 3 medium Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
  8. 6 slices Cheddar cheese
  9. 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, Worcestershire, salt, and pepper. Shape ground beef into 6 oval patties.
  2. In a medium cast-iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and golden brown, approximately 35 minutes.
  3. In a large cast-iron skillet, cook patties over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through, approximately 2 minutes per side. Remove skillet from heat. Remove patties from skillet; wipe out skillet.
  4. Layer 1 bread slice with 1 tablespoon Secret Sauce, 2 to 3 tablespoons caramelized onions, 1 slice cheese, 1 patty, and another 1 tablespoon Secret Sauce. Top with another bread slice. Repeat with remaining bread, Secret Sauce, caramelized onions, cheese, and patties.
  5. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Working in batches, cook sandwiches, flipping once, until golden brown and heated through, approximately 3 minutes per side. Add remaining butter to skillet as needed.
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