Beef Patty Melt and Mushroom Stroganoff Soup

Give your grilled cheese some beefy muscle as a patty melt, paired perfectly with a mushroom stroganoff soup.
Beef Patty Melts with Mushroom Stroganoff Soup

Beef Patty Melts with Mushroom Stroganoff Soup

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

For Sunday Supper  this week the sharing theme is on grilled cheese and soup—> that classic icon of food pairings that follows each and every person back to their youth.

Tomato soup and American cheese on griddled white bread is the consistent favorite. But I don’t think I need to share how to make that particular sandwich. However if you  like a couple of tomato  soup ideas, I have a couple  on hand:

Spiced Indian Tomato Soup

Winter Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

Copycat Campbell’s Tomato Soup

Beef Patty Melts with Mushroom Stroganoff Soup
I also have a few extra grilled cheese sandwiches tucked away:

Italian Inside Out Grilled Cheese

Other Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

As grilled cheese go, I love them all, but they don’t match my enthusiasm for a good burger. So one of my favorites has always been tucking a nice hamburger patty inside with the cheese that gets all ooey-gooey. And as retro goes, these are always best with the grilled onions. I like a little mustard on mine too but you don’t have to. But I think we can all agree that adding beef to a grilled cheese beefs it up. In other words, adds a lot of muscle to an otherwise possibly weak sandwich.

Mushroom Stroganoff SoupI’ve paired the patty melt with a mushroom stroganoff soup, which is a riff off beef stroganoff, but I don’t add meat in it because although we love beef, the sandwich is hearty enough on it’s own. I do add some meaty broth in there for flavor, but you could make this vegetarian with some vegetable broth and maybe a touch of miso for the umami you crave.

And I will confess that I made these with 8 ounce patties, not because I am a pig about beef but because I really adore a thicker patty. Of course this means I won’t be able to finish a sandwich by myself, so find I have to share it with someone. I have written the recipe out for 4 oz patties: you can decide on your own how big you want yours.
Beef Patty Melts with Mushroom Stroganoff Soup

Beef Patty Melts with Mushroom Stroganoff Soup

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Beef Patty Melts with Mushroom Stroganoff Soup
Patty Melt Ingredients:

  • 1 pound beef ground chuck
  • 2 medium  onions, sliced
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • salt and black pepper
  • 4 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices rye bread

Mushroom Stroganoff Soup Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 2 medium  onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 6 ounce jar chopped pimientos
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 ounces wide dry egg noodles
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Make soup first: saute the mushrooms, onions and garlic in the mixture of butter and oil until soft.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then add flour to pan and stir to coat the vegetables.
  3. Add the chicken and beef broth, pimientos, tomato paste, and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in the dry egg noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, for ten minutes or until noodles are cooked.
  5. Stir in the milk, paprika, sour cream and chopped parsley, heating briefly until the soup is hot enough to serve.
  6. To make the patty melts, season the beef with salt and pepper and shape into patties.
  7. Cook patties in a skillet until cooked through to your liking.
  8. Remove patties from the pan and drain out excess fat; saute the onions in one tablespoon of butter.
  9. To build the sandwich,  place a cooked burger patty between two slices of buttered rye bread with some grilled onions and Swiss cheese.
  10. Griddle sandwiches on both sides until golden and crisp.
  11. Serve sandwiches with soup.

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Beef Patty Melts with Mushroom Stroganoff Soup

4 responses

  1. Sounds like the perfect combo! Great for the days or evenings that are still cool in my neck of the woods.

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