Buffalo Patty Melts

Buffalo Patty Melts are half burger, half grilled cheese, with buffalo flavor and adorned with delicious caramelized onions. The onions are MANDATORY – it simply will not be the same without them…


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.

For the most part, 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 ass.

Buffalo Patty Melt

You know what I’m talking about.

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.



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.

Buffalo Patty Melt

What are Buffalo Patty Melts?

They’re your basic patty melt, but slathered in a combination of mayo and buffalo hot sauce on each piece of bread.

The middle piece of bread is important so you get the patty melt experience with every bite. Slightly crunchy toasted bread, seared burger, caramelized onions, and creamy buffalo sauce

It makes it special.

Trust me on this. 

Buffalo Melt

Here’s your printable-

Spicy Buffalo Patty Melts

Spicy Buffalo Patty Melts

Yield: 3 Patty Melts


  • 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 Muenster cheese, sliced thin
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Moore's Buffalo Sauce
  • 9 slices Jewish Rye bread, with seeds
  • 1/2 stick salted butter, melted


  1. Combine the ground round with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper into very thin burgers; you should have about 6. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from heat and cover.
  4. Mix the mayo and hot sauce together in a small bowl.
  5. Brush the bread with butter and add face down back to the pan over medium heat.
  6. Top with mayo mixture, burger patty, cheese, another slice of bread, etc. (You're making a double decker).
  7. Grill until cheese is melted, flipping halfway through.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1616Total Fat: 128gSaturated Fat: 43gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 77gCholesterol: 276mgSodium: 8021mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 5gSugar: 11gProtein: 70g

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  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Mommy on Demand

    I wish I could bite into this right now! Thanks for sharing over at The Weekend Re-Treat hope to see you Thursday evening!

  2. Deb

    What a delicious and easy recipe! I’m sure my family will love it! And, thank you for stopping by Shine a Spotlight Saturday and sharing! See you next Saturday! —Deb at DialMforMoms.com

  3. Miz Helen

    I just love a good Patty Melt and your Spicy Buffalo Patty Melt looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  4. Kimberlee

    Looks good! I will have to give the recipe to my husband. He has been into using a new meat grinder attachment he got for Christmas on our kitchen aid mixer and making things with his ground meat. So far we have had some really good grilled burgers and some tasty pork sausage.

  5. karen downes

    Finally, someone who knows what I am talking about! HaHa. I don’t understand why restaurants don’t cut the “boingy” parts off the chicken breasts. I too will only eat the chicken I can trim at home. Thank you!

    1. Dixie Chik

      Lol – Glad I reached out to someone who gets the chicken thing!!

  6. Virginia

    That looks delicious! I’m actually drooling!!! Thanks for the recipe. Pinning.

  7. Sherlyn

    You crack me up!

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