Patty Melts with Eggs

June 2011
Patty Melts with Eggs

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Its the weekend, and you and your family may want to sleep in, take a napand eat at odd hours. These patty melts make a fast, fun meal for breakfast,lunch, dinneror any time in between!

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 large or 2 medium poblano chile peppers
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, plus more spreading
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • EVOO or vegetable oil, for drizzling
  • 4 extra-large eggs
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 16 slices monterey jack or mild cheddar cheese
Directions
  1. Char the poblanos all over under a hot broiler or over an open flame. Place in a bowl, cover and let cool. Discard the seeds and thinly slice.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees . Arrange the bacon on a broiler pan and bake until crisp, 15 to 17 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until lightly browned, about 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl. Return the pan to medium-high heat.
  4. Season the beef with the worcestershire, salt and pepper. Form 4 very thin patties to fit the shape of your bread. Add a drizzle of oil to the hot skillet, then add the patties and cook through, turning once, 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Wipe out the pan and return to medium heat. Add another drizzle of oil, then the eggs; cook, over, to soft or medium. Transfer to a plate.
  6. Scantly butter the bread on one side. Place 4 bread slices buttered side down and top each with a few slices of poblano, 2 cheese slices, a beef patty, some bacon, an egg, 2 more cheese slices, some onions and the remaining bread slice, buttered side up. Grill the sandwiches on medium heat, turning once, until deep golden, about 5 minutes.
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