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Jack Daniel's Patty Melt




I thought I would entice you today with something delicious that you can cook up for all the Dads in your life for Father's Day.  Jack Daniel's Patty Melts!  These fabulous sandwiches are sure to put a wide smile on their faces and are bound to become sure family favourites!


Minced steak patties flavoured with some seasonings and a portion of the Jack Daniel's Original Smooth BBQ sauce are grilled and then placed into toasted sour dough bread along with sliced streaky bacon which has been glazed with Jack Daniel's Smoky Sweet BBQ Glaze, slices of Swiss Gruyere cheese and caramelised onions for a sandwich which packs a really delicious whammy of fabulous flavours!


As I said the burger Patty's themselves are flavoured with the original smooth and the bacon is glazed with the smoky  sweet glaze.  I was sent some of their line of sauces and glazes to try out.  I jumped at the opportunity as I just love the Jack Daniel's BBQ sauce products and actually have used them many times in the past.  They are fabulously tasty sauces and glazes.  I could eat them with a spoon!


JACK DANIELS BBQ SAUCE RANGE 
All suitable for VEGANS (except for the HONEY BBQ GLAZE)

With Jack Daniel’s Sauces, it’s easy to surprise and delight family and friends. Simply serve up luxuriously sticky, glazed chicken wings and ribs, add depth to ‘low and slow’ dishes like pulled pork or beef brisket, or use the sauces as a delicious dip for fries, wedges and veggies.

The latest addition to the range is Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Honey™ Barbecue Glaze, which is infused with the soft flavours of the popular Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Honey™ Liqueur, giving the glaze a smooth hint of honey.

Each Jack Daniel’s Sauce is virtually fat-free with around 40 calories per typical 25g serving. Each of the sauces is suitable for vegetarians. Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauces are available nationwide from Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda and Waitrose, RRP £2.00. Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Honey™ Barbecue Glaze is available in Waitrose and Tesco stores nationwide RRP £1.99



Lets get real here  . . .  who doesn't love a patty melt!  Not I!  I adore them, and I am slowly bringing Todd around to my way of thinking.  The only difference between us now is I eat mine by hand and he uses a knife and a fork!


I'll be up front here and tell you I didn't cook four of these, only one, which was plenty large enough for the pair of us to enjoy. I used a lovely Polish rye sourdough that I had picked up at the shops. Oh boy, was it ever good!  Look at that cheese melting onto the grill pan and those caramelised onions.  Wowsa good!


As you can see it makes for a lovely and hefty sandwich, which is not only a mouthful but a delicious handful as well!


I like to keep the meat patties fairly thinnish.  Bear in mind that they will shrink when you are cooking them a bit, so pat them out larger than you want them to be so that they fill the bread well.  I put some of the BBQ sauce in the meat mixture and I glazed the patty with some of the glaze while I was cooking it so that I could really get that lovely Jack Daniel's BBQ flavour into every bite! 


Mmmm . . .  the bacon was also glazed with some of the Jack Daniel's glaze for a really delicious sweet and salty finish! 


Just look at all those delicious layers . . . toasted bread, caramelised onions  . . .  melted cheese  . . .  crisp sticky sweet bacon . . .  all melded together with that lovely minced steak patty.  Now that's what I call a Patty Melt to die for!!! I think the dad in your life will more than agree!


*Jack Daniels Patty Melt*
Serves 4
 

Easy and delicious. The dad in your life will love LOVE this!  



6 TBS softened butter
1 large onion, peeled, halved and cut into thin half moons
1 1/2 lb. minced steak
65g Jack Daniels Original Smooth BBQ Sauce
1/2 tsp each garlic and onion powders (not salt)
salt and black pepper to taste
12 slices of streaky bacon
Jack Daniels Smoky Sweet BBQ Glaze
8 large slices of Gruyere Swiss style cheese
8 slices of sour dough bread 




Melt 2 TBS of the butter in a skillet.  Add the onions. Cook slowly over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until caramelised and golden brown. Keep warm.

Preheat the oven to 220*C/425*F/ gas mark 7. Line a baking tray with some aluminium foil. Place a baking rack on top of the baking sheet.  Lay the slices of bacon on top of the rack.  Bake in the oven for about 8 minutes.  Brush lightly with the BBQ Glaze, flip over, brush the bottom side with the glaze and return to the oven and roast for a further 8 to 10 minutes or until as crisp as you want your bacon to be.  Remove and keep warm.

Mix the ground steak with the BBQ sauce, garlic and onion powders, and salt and black pepper to taste.  Divide into 4 and shape each into a large oval flat patty, roughly the size of your slices of bread.   
 

Melt 2 TBS of butter in a large skillet.  Add the beef patties and grill over medium heat until done and no longer pink in the middle, about 4 minutes per side.  Brush with some of the BBQ Glaze half way through the cooking, if desired. Remove and keep warm.

Heat a large griddle pan over medium heat.  Butter all of your slices of bread lightly on one side. Place four slices, buttered side down on the griddle.  Top each with a slice of cheese, 1/4 of the onions, 3 slices of the cooked bacon, and one burger patty.  Place another slice of cheese on top of the burger patty and the final four slices of bread, butter side up. Grill the sandwiches until golden brown on the bottom, carefully flip over and grill until golden brown on the other side.  The cheese should be melted and the bread crisp.  Cut in half and serve! 
 

Now that was one mightily delicious mouthful!!!  Bon weekend and Bon Appetit! 


Note - Although I was sent product free of charge to use in this post, any and all opinions are my own.  I quite simply love these sauces. I would never recommend you to use anything that I didn't like myself!




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  1. As a treat J would love these..He eats a veggie plate every lunch..w/ half an avo..a slice of cheese..Period.Of and strawberries.

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  2. This looks ooey gooey delicious! I'll have to check out those sauces -- they sound wonderful, each and every one. We're thinking of doing a build-your-own-burger bar for Cork Poppers (maybe) and these would be good to have on the table. Also a reminder to have bacon on the table, too!

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