Patty Melt Recipe Suitable for Diabetic Meal Plans
This patty melt recipe is lower in fat and calories than other recipes suitable for diabetics.
Patty Melt Ingredients
8 (1/8-inch thick) slices Vidalia or other sweet onion
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 pound extra lean ground beef
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsps creamy mustard blend (such as Dijonnaise)
8 (1 ounce) slices rye bread
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced fat Jarlsberg cheese
Arrange onion slices on a plate. Drizzle vinegar over onion slices. Heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; cover and cook 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan; cover and keep warm.
Heat pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Divide beef into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch thick patty. Sprinkle patties evenly with salt and pepper. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done.
Spread about 1 teaspoon mustard blend over 4 bread slices; layer each slice with 2 tablespoons cheese, 1 patty, 2 onion slices, and 2 tablespoons cheese. Spread over remaining bread slices; place mustard side down, on top of sandwiches.
Heat pan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sandwiches to pan. Place a cast iron or other heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until bread is toasted (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition per serving:
9.6 grams fat
31.5 grams protein
31.1 grams crabohydrates
3.6 grams grams fiber
60 mg cholesterol
754 mg sodium
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